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‘Meat’ the club: WKU Meat Science Club hosts first meeting

Molly Dobberstein

The WKU Meat Science Club held its first meeting Wednesday. 

The club had approximately 15 guests in attendance, as well as their club’s sponsor, Luis Silva. Silva is an assistant professor of animal science, and he decided to propose the club to his student, and now president of the club, Jasper Gray, a junior who studies animal science and agribusiness.

“Dr. Silva, he proposed the idea to me, and WKU doesn’t have any clubs like it,” Gray said. “I wanted to open up the opportunity to do his (Silva’s) class stuff for other people.”


Some topics the club intends to cover this year are the meat industry, meat fabrication, slaughterhouse and plant visits and custom processing as a team. Since the club is newly established, they are seeking more members, including those who may want a chance to hold a leadership position such as secretary, vice president and treasurer.

The Meat Science Club already has a client looking to have a product processed in September, and all that they do for profit is USDA approved, Silva said.

Gray was adamant that he wants the club to be heavily run and influenced by the students.

“I want it to be student based and student-led,” Gray said. “I just want this to be a club people are going to enjoy and have a purpose.”

The club’s tentative next meeting is Sept. 13 at 6 p.m., in which they plan to work on their constitution, leadership team.

News Reporter Bailey Reed can be reached at [email protected]

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