Mr. H. Ryan Crowe
Ryan Crowe is a graduate of the University of Florida where he majored in animal science. While in college he was employed by Publix Supermarkets in their meat department as well as the University of Florida’s meat processing facility. Upon graduation Ryan continued employment with Publix as a meat manager. In July of 2002 he joined the University of Georgia’s Meat Science Technology Center as the Meat Lab Manager. Since coming to the MSTC Ryan has further developed the operations of the facility to include increased research activities and projects, expanded hands on class labs, numerous outreach and extension programs, hosted annual state and district meat judging contests, and expanded the retail sales market. In July of 2011 he married his wife Ashley and in December of this year they will welcome their first child, a baby boy named Cullum.
Ms. Gina Mckinney
Gina is originally from the Northeast Georgia area and obtained her BS and MS degrees in Food Science with a focus on Meat Science from the University of Georgia. Gina's background research was on producing low fat beef patties that used oat flakes and water in leu of additional fat. Gina's current role is as the manager of the Analytical (wet) Laboratory of the Meat Science Technology Center. Gina's work mainly focuses on red meat quality and works closely with students to help train them in research methodology.