ARPAS Online Exams!

In light of summer meeting cancellations and social distancing protocols, ARPAS is now offering remotely proctored online exams.

Please visit the Online Exam page to learn how to apply.

*The ARPAS Foundation pays exam fees for graduate students taking the ARPAS exam for the first time.

Applied Animal Science


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*[(citations in 2017 divided by documents published the last 3 years) divided by the number of documents indexed in Scopus in the same 3 years)]. CiteScore is the new citation metric of Elsevier.


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ARPAS Members: 2019 Affiliated Society Recognitions

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

American Society of Animal Science

  • Dr. Jerry Spears of North Carolina State University (retired) received the FASS-AFIA New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award
  • Dr. Beth Kegley of the University of Arkansas became President of ASAS
  • Dr. Glenn Duff of New Mexico State University was elected President-elect of ASAS
  • Dr. Andy Cole of USDA-ARS-Bushland, TX (retired) received the Distinguished Service Award from the Western Section of ASAS
  • Dr. Mike Looper of the University of Arkansas was named a Fellow of ASAS
  • Dr. Jack Whittier of the University of Nebraska was named a Fellow of ASAS
  • Dr. K. C. Olson of Kansas State University received the Animal Management Award
  • Dr. Merlin Lindemann of the University of Kentucky received the Animal Industry Innovation Award
  • Dr. Hans Stein of the University of Illinois received the Extension Award
  • Dr. Terry Engle of Colorado State University received the Cromwell Award for Minerals Research.
  • Dr. Robert Coleman of the University of Kentucky received the Distinguished Teacher Award.
  • Dr. Elizabeth "Betsy" Greene of University of Arizona received the Western Section Extension Award.

American Dairy Science Association

  • Dr. Rich Erdman of the University of Maryland was elected Vice President of ADSA
  • Dr. Al Kertz was named a Fellow of ADSA
  • Dr. A. J. Heinrichs of Penn State University was named a Fellow of ADSA

American Meat Science Association

  • Dr. Surendranath Suman of the University of Kentucky was recognized as the 2019 AMSA International Lectureship Award Winner

Equine Science Society

  • Dr. Jessica L. Leatherwood of Texas A&M University received the 2019 Josie Coverdale Award for Outstanding Young Professionals
  • Dr. Shannon E. Pratt-Phillips of North Carolina State University received the 2019 Equine Science Society and American Society of Animal Science – Equine Science Award
  • Dr. Brian Nielsen of Michigan State University was named a fellow of ESS
  • Dr. Kathleen Anderson of University of Nebraska was named a fellow of ESS
  • Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Greene of University of Arizona was named a fellow of ESS

Poultry Science Association

  • Dr. Donald R. McIntyre of Diamond V (retired) became President of PSA

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

Sunday, July 12, 2020

ARPAS Announcements

Business Meeting
ARPAS Election Results
ARPAS Annual Membership Dues Adjustment Beginning in 2021
ARPAS Symposium Postponed
ARPAS Now on Social Media

The ARPAS 2020 Annual Business Meeting will be held virtually, via Zoom, on Thursday, July 30, 2020. The ARPAS Business Meeting is open to all ARPAS members. The annual business meeting provides an overview of ARPAS governance activities for the prior year, and the installation of the 2020–2021 officers will occur. Relevant reports for the 2020 Annual Business Meeting are provided in this 2020 Summer Newsletter. The Zoom information will be sent via email to ARPAS membership before the meeting.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

President’s Letter

Al Kertz, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS Nutrition

The three major initiatives this past year have been the journal, sponsorship, and membership demographics. In the February Newsletter, I covered the successful rejuvenation of the sponsorship program. We have successfully renegotiated a new contract with Elsevier for co-publishing with FASS our journal, Applied Animal Science.

I highly recommend that you read Kenneth Cummings’ commentary to see all the other issues that ARPAS has encountered in a very much busier than normal but fruitful year. Likewise, read David Beede’s commentary about the journal. We have been blessed with the superb service of Brittany Morstatter and her colleagues at FASS in the operation of ARPAS.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Executive Vice President’s Report

Kenneth Cummings, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS Nutrition

This report provides a brief accounting of my activities on behalf of ARPAS since our meeting with ASAS in Austin, Texas, in 2019. Without a doubt, the past few months have been filled with the most world-changing events of our lifetime. Being older than most of our members, that is quite a long time for me. ARPAS, as an organization, was affected as well and your leadership is diligently working to adapt to our new environment.

This report is divided into two parts. The first part will focus on some of the changes that have been made since early March to allow us to function as an organization given the constraints we now face.


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