ARPAS Newsletter

Reports

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

ACAS Board Certification Update

W. Randy Walker, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN, ACAS President

I would like to sincerely thank members of the American College of Animal Sciences (ACAS). I am honored to have been elected as an ACAS officer and look forward to serving as ACAS president through the coming year. I also want to thank Andy Cole for his service as ACAS president for the past year, Kenneth Cummings for his service as ARPAS executive vice president, and Cornicha Henderson of FASS for her assistance with the ACAS administrative duties.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

ARPAS Strategic Plan

Bob Wettemann, PAS, Dipl. ACAS

The Strategic Planning Committee of ARPAS is actively involved in the identification of goals for 2017–2021. We thank everyone who responded and completed the strategic planning survey in October. There were 285 surveys completed by members in 40 states. Characteristics of the responders are as follows: 61% have been ARPAS members for more than 10 years, consulting and industry are the professional service or activity of 64% of the members, and 24% are from academia, and the major species of interest are dairy and beef. The most valuable activity or service provided by ARPAS are The Professional Animal Scientist (PAS), registration of credentials, and interaction with peers. 

Friday, April 01, 2016

Ethics Committee Report

Randy Walker, Midwest Director

The membership of the ARPAS Ethics Committee membership remains as follows:

Member, Location, Term expires
Randy Walker, IA Chair
Chris Dei, CA 2016
Will Seymour, VA 2016
Robert Coleman, KY 2017
Joanne Knapp, OH 2017
Michael Edmonds, IA 2018
Mark McGuire, ID 2018

Ethics Committee Activity
Since our last newsletter, there has been no new activity within the Ethics Committee. This is a good thing, because there have been no reported violations and no actions have been required.

Categories: Reports, April 2016

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Professional Relations Committee Report

Paul Beck, Southern Director

ARPAS has a long and successful history of building relationships among animal scientists in academia and industry. A not insignificant part of the support for ARPAS is from gifts from our corporate sponsors, and we thank those companies that are currently supporting our mission of promoting excellence and ethics in professional animal scientists.

This year’s donors are as follows:

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Ethics Committee Report

Joanne Knapp, Ph.D. PAS, Ethics Committee Chair

The Ethics Committee has handled two formal complaints during the past year. One complaint was filed by a member regarding the sales promotion practices of a feed manufacturer. The committee found that the practice did violate the ARPAS Code of Ethics, and followed up with the company accordingly. The company responded very positively. 

The second complaint involved lack of credit or acknowledgement of original work in an article published in a lay periodical. The committee found that the lack of cited references was due to the editorial policy and process of the magazine and not the author's fault.  

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Professional Relations Committee Report

Paul Beck, Southern Director

ARPAS has a long and successful history of building relationships of animal scientists in academia and industry. The Professional Relations Committees in the past have done tremendous work using these relationships to provide benefits to corporate sponsors and garner support for our organization. A not insignificant part of the support for ARPAS is from gifts from our corporate sponsors and we would like to thank those companies that are currently supporting our mission of promoting excellence and ethics in Professional Animal Scientists!

This year’s donors are

Platinum ($2,500 per year)
Alfagreen Supreme
Arm & Hammer
Diamond V
Zinpro


Gold ($1,500 per year)
Feedstuffs
Dupont-Pioneer 
Provimi


Bronze ($500 per year)
Biozyme, Inc
Lallemand
Purina
Quality Liquid Feeds

Also deserving recognition are the members of the Professional Relations Committee consisting of Justin Waggoner, Jason Rowntree, Matt Cravey, Troy Wistuba, Glenn Duff, and Brett Hess. I am extremely appreciative of these ARPAS members willingness to serve and work for our society.

Categories: Reports, April 2014

Sunday, December 01, 2013

American Dairy Science Association

ADSA Report
Gerald Higginbotham, Ph.D, PAS

ADSA made its $204,000 contribution to the NRC update, JDS is on pace to publish 8,100 pages, and Discover Conferences continue to perform very well, by every measure. The 2013 JAM, hosted by ADSA, turned in a record number of scientist-attendees for a two-society meeting (50 countries represented), and ADSA saw an uptick in valued received on the post-JAM survey. Individual membership is up this year, now above 4,100. If an ARPAS member wants to join ADSA, they can do so from Oct 1 – Dec 31, 2014 now. ADSA created a 15 months option for those in the fall who feel that they need to wait until Jan 1 to joint, to get a full year of benefit.

The semi-annual ADSA newsletter is located here.

As a reminder, ARPAS members can subscribe to S-PAC at the ADSA member rate, and also attend Discover Conferences at the ADSA member rate (graduate students can attend at a special low rate (10 grad students per meeting from all societies, so first come first served), and they can then receive a $250 travel stipend, too.

Categories: Reports, December 2013

Monday, April 01, 2013

Reporting Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Did you know?

Reporting Continuing Education Units (CEUs) is made simple through the ARPAS website. Just log onto the site at www.arpas.org and click on "Submit CEUs." Not only is your CEU record instantly updated when you enter your meetings online, but the system also keeps a convenient submission history in case you wish to check your past entries. Don't see a meeting you want to report on the approved list? No problem! You can submit any meeting to be approved and posted on the list before you enter it online. Remember, sixteen (16) CEUs are required each year to maintain your registration and up to 16 CEUs can be carried over to the following year.

Categories: Reports, April 2013

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Professional Relations Committee Report

Paul Beck, PhD, PAS, Southern Director

ARPAS has a long and successful history of building relationships with animal scientists in academia and industry. The Professional Relations Committees in the past have done tremendous work using these relationships to provide benefits to corporate sponsors and garner support for our organization. A not insignificant part of the support for ARPAS is from gifts from our corporate sponsors and we would like to thank those companies that have supported us in the past!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

American College of Animal Sciences (ACAS) Report

Jack E. Garrett Jr., PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS, ACAS Past President

The American College of Animal Sciences (ACAS) entered its fifth year with continuing emphasis on membership growth. 
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