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2021 Affiliate Society Recognitions and Awards

Congratulations to the following ARPAS members for the recognitions they received from their scientific societies this past year.

American Dairy Science Association

  • Normand St-Pierre, PhD, PAS Dipl. ACAS, of Perdue AgriBusiness, is serving as the vice president of ADSA.
  • Rich Erdman, PhD, PAS, of the University of Maryland, is serving as the past president of ADSA.
  • Michel Wattiaux, PhD, PAS, of the University of Wisconsin, was announced as a Fellow of the American Dairy Science Association in 2021.
  • Marcia Endres, PhD, PAS, of the University of Minnesota, received the 2021 DeLaval Dairy Extension Award.
  • Jillian Bohlen, PhD, PAS, of the University of Georgia, received the 2021 Hoard’s Dairyman Youth Development Award.
  • Luiz Ferraretto, PhD, PAS, of the University of Wisconsin, received the 2021 Lallemand Forward Award for Scientific Excellence in Dairy Nutrition.

American Society of Animal Science

  • Glenn Duff, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS, of New Mexico State University, is serving as the past president of ASAS.
  • David P. Casper, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS, of Casper’s Calf Ranch, was announced as a Fellow of the American Society of Animal Science in the Industry Category in 2021.
  • G. Cliff Lamb, PhD, PAS, of Texas A&M University, was announced as a Fellow of the American Society of Animal Science in the Research Category in 2021.
  • Kelsey Harvey, PhD, Assoc. PAS, of Mississippi State University, received the 2021 Agri-King Outstanding Animal Science Graduate Student Award.
  • Eric van Heugten, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS, of North Carolina State University, received the 2021 American Feed Industry Association Award in Nonruminant Nutrition Research.
  • Kenneth J. Stalder, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS, of Iowa State University, received the 2021 United Animal Health Animal Management Award.
  • Daniel D. Loy, PhD, PAS, of Iowa State University, received the 2021 Zoetis Extension Award.
  • Zachary E. Carlson, PhD, Assoc. PAS, of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was named a 2021 ASAS Midwest Section Animal Science Young Scholar.
  • Elizabeth A. Palmer, MS, Assoc. PAS, of the University of Florida, received the 2021 ASAS Southern Section Emerging Scholar Award.
  • Jennie L. Ivey, PhD, PAS, of the University of Tennessee, received the 2021 ASAS Southern Section Extension Award.
  • W. Brandon Smith, PhD, PAS, of Tarleton State University, received the 2021 ASAS Southern Section Outstanding Young Animal Scientist Award–Education.
  • Jordan Adams, Assoc. PAS, of Oklahoma State University, took 2nd Place in the ASAS Southern Section 2021 Graduate MS 3-Minute Thesis Competition.
  • Danielle N. Smarsh, PhD, PAS, of The Pennsylvania State University, received the 2021 ASAS Northeast Section Young Scientist Award–Educator.
  • Anne Laarman, PhD, PAS, of the University of Alberta, received the 2021 CSAS Young Scientist Award, sponsored by the Employees of Masterfeeds LLP, in memory of Shane Carson, Director of Nutrition.
  • Rachel Carey, MS, Assoc. PAS, of the University of Saskatchewan, received the 2021 CSAS Western Canada Student Ambassador Award.

American Meat Science Association

No ARPAS members received AMSA awards in 2021.

Equine Science Society

  • Shannon Pratt-Phillips, PhD, PAS, of North Carolina State University, is serving as the vice president of ESS.
  • Bob Coleman, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS, of the University of Kentucky, serves as the ESS executive director.
  • Rhonda M. Hoffman, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS, of Middle Tennessee State University, received the 2021 Outstanding Educator Award.
  • Alyssa Logan, MS, Assoc. PAS, of Michigan State University, took 1st place in the ESS 2021 Exercise Science Graduate Student Competition and received the 2021 Journal of Equine Veterinary Science (JEVS) Graduate Student Publication Award.

Poultry Science Association

No ARPAS members received PSA awards in 2021.

Other Awards

  • N. Andy Cole, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS, of USDA-ARS (retired), was named a 2021 recipient of the Legends of Feedlot Nutrition by the Plains Nutrition Council.

Congratulations to all the award winners!

Please let us know if we missed any ARPAS members who won awards this year.

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ARPAS Newsletter

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Immediate Past President’s Letter

Daryl Kleinschmit, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS

As we move further into 2021, I am happy to see that things are getting back to a more ‘normal’ environment. Some of the members have been able to meet in person for the ASAS Scientific Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, and the ARPAS Symposium will be held in a hybrid format versus a 100% virtual format as we did in 2020. I look forward to next year at this time when both ADSA and ASAS should be able to meet in person and the ARPAS meetings normally scheduled during that time could also be held in person.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Executive Vice President’s Report

Kenneth Cummings, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS

“What motivates retired people to want to take on part-time work? They need some place to go, they want to be needed, they need the money, they have a cause they care about------or retirement is really just a figment of one’s imagination. I can eliminate most of these very quickly and say if I did not believe in the mission of ARPAS, the business of agriculture and the continuance of my long-term association with friends and associates, I would not be a very happy person. I can also add that my wife would be very unhappy also. Thanks for rescuing me.”

Thursday, August 26, 2021

2021 Election Results

David K. Beede, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS, editor in chief of AAS

President-Elect
Heidi Rossow, PhD, PAS, FMC—associate professor, University of California–Davis Veterinary School

Midwest Director/Ethics Committee Chairperson
Aaron Park, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS—research dairy nutritionist, Kalmbach Feeds

Southern Director/Professional Relations Committee Chairperson
Jenny Jennings, PhD, PAS—staff nutritionist, Five Rivers Cattle LLC

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