ARPAS Newsletter


Saturday, April 01, 2017

CEU’s-Alternate Ways to Meet Your Annual Requirement

Some of our members have difficulty meeting their required 16 CEU each year. Time and travel are becoming more expensive, and attending meetings that provide educational material to acquire your CEU is becoming more difficult. As an alternative, a portion of your continuing education could come from webinars or educational videos. 

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Please Renew Your ARPAS Membership for 2017

We are one-third of the way into 2017, and dues for this year have not been received from approximately 200 members. If you are actively working as an animal scientist, we encourage you to continue your membership. If you have an issue with meeting your CEU requirement, give ARPAS a call (217-356-5390, or email, and we will develop a plan to help you meet that need. For those who have let their membership lapse, reinstatement is possible without retaking the ARPAS exam. The form for reinstatement can be found on the website ( You will need to pay a $25 reinstatement fee and the current year's dues and acquire your 16 CEU for the year.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

2017 Election Announcements

Voting opens May 1 for the 2017 election.

The 2017 ARPAS elections will open May 1, 2017. An email notification will be sent to all members with information about the 2017 nominees and how to cast a vote.


Saturday, April 01, 2017

Become a Corporate Sponsor of ARPAS

Ryon S. Walker, PAS, Professional Relations Committee Chair

Say YES to this opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to excellence and ethics in service to animal agriculture. Your sponsorship dollars allow ARPAS to provide certification of new members through examination, support numerous continuing educational opportunities for existing members, and contribute to publishing of The Professional Animal Scientist, which disseminates peer-reviewed, applied scientific agricultural information around the globe. Anyone can become of corporate sponsor of ARPAS. Join today! For information about becoming a corporate sponsor, call or e-mail ARPAS at (217) 356-5390 or

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Recycling and Renewable Resources—ARPAS Style

Kenneth Cummings, PAS, Dipl. ACAN, Exec. VP, ARPAS

Some things don’t change. Activities and events recur from year to year with ARPAS so let’s just use what has worked in the past. I revisited past ARPAS newsletters to glean articles written by our members that effectively communicate a reoccurring need or event. I have added information as needed to reflect the current status. Thanks to these members for creating this opportunity.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

The Professional Animal Scientist

Wayne Kellogg, Editor-in-Chief

Thanks for an Excellent Year
Volume 32 (2016) of the journal was completed earlier this month with 873 pages for the year. It is the largest volume to date. By comparison, the previous volume had 607 pages, and the 10-year average was 677 pages. I want to thank many people who made the year so successful. I especially thank the authors who conducted the research, submitted the manuscripts, made the revisions, and approved the final page proofs! I really appreciate the essential role that our expert reviewers—including many on the Editorial Board—had in appraising the manuscripts. Both Associate Editors, Andy Cole and Stacey Gunter, worked with authors and reviewers in refining the articles. Christina Horger, technical editor, and other FASS staff members were involved in preparing the page proofs. Finally, Emma Bruun and the staff of Elsevier published the issues.

Friday, April 01, 2016

ARPAS Symposium at 2015 Joint Annual Meeting

Bob Wettemann, PAS, Dipl. ACAP

The ARPAS Symposium at the 2015 ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting will be on Tuesday morning, July 14, at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando. The topic is Reproductive Efficiency of Beef Cows—Current Status and New Technologies. Four beef cattle researchers will discuss management practices and techniques to enhance reproductive efficiency of beef cows. Rick Rasby (University of Nebraska) will give an update on “Nutrition and management of cows—Supplementation and feed additives.” Rick Funston (University of Nebraska, North Platte) will discuss “Selection of a calving season.” Cliff Lamb (University of Florida, Marianna) will describe “Advantages of current and future reproductive technologies for beef production.” George Perry (South Dakota State University) with present an update on “Use of ultrasonography to make management decisions.” We are excited to have these outstanding speakers and look forward to learning about current practices and potential innovations for the future of the beef industry.

Categories: Announcements, April 2015

Friday, April 01, 2016

ARPAS Symposium at 2016 Joint Annual Meeting

Jeffrey M. DeFrain, PhD, Dipl. ACAS

As we know, the 2016 year is in full swing and with that ARPAS is already in the final stages of planning the ARPAS Symposium for the 2016 Joint Annual Meeting held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Current President-Elect, Jeffrey DeFrain, has orchestrated what promises to be another highly educational symposium.

Friday, April 01, 2016

2016 Election Announcement

Voting Opening May 1st for 2016 Election

The 2016 ARPAS Elections will open Sunday, May 1, 2016. An email notification will be sent to all members with information about the 2016 nominees and how to cast a vote. 

This year’s nominees are as follows:

Dr. John K. Bernard
Dr. David P. Casper

Northeast Section Director
Dr. Mark S. Wagner 

Voting will end Tuesday, May 31 at midnight. 

Categories: Announcements, April 2016

Friday, April 01, 2016

ARPAS Related Events at the ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting

Below is the schedule of ARPAS related events at the 2016 ADSA-ASAS Joint Annual Meeting

Monday, July 18, 2016
6:00pm Governing Council Dinner

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
8:00am – 5:00pm Governing Council Meeting

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

9:00am – 12:00pm ARPAS Symposium
12:30 – 2:00pm ACAS Annual Meeting

Thursday, July 21, 2016
12:30 – 2:00pm ARPAS Business Meeting

For more information regarding the Joint Annual Meeting please visit their website at,

Categories: Announcements, April 2016