Applied Animal Science

Elsevier’s CiteScore (2017) = 0.62*
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Featured Member

Haley Johnson

Haley Johnson is a PhD candidate at the University of Minnesota focusing on ruminant nutrition with emphasis on feedlot cattle. Her thesis research centers on the effects of manipulating growth and fermentation patterns on nutrient availability and performance of feedlot cattle. The rumen fermentation portion of her thesis focuses on the impact of ruminal parameters on the transformation and flow of fatty acids through the rumen. Her research on the effects of including distillers grains with solubles and soy glycerin in beef cattle finishing diets on ruminal fermentation was recently highlighted at the 78th Annual Minnesota Nutrition Conference, where she placed second in the graduate student poster competition sponsored by ARPAS.

In addition to working on her PhD, Haley has also accepted a position as a research scientist for Cargill Animal Nutrition within their Global Strategic Marketing and Technology team. Within her current role in Cargill Animal Nutrition, she generates research-based information that contributes to equipping Cargill’s consultants and technology deployment managers with further knowledge on industry-relevant rumen fermentation topics. This information is leading to deployment of dynamic feeding strategies and product development. As a professional animal scientist, her primary career goal and objective is to translate intricate science describing ruminal and animal function into appropriate on-farm or site applications for the benefit of the industry.

Haley is originally from southeast Minnesota, where she was exposed to the cattle industry growing up through her grandparents’ cow-calf operation. This exposure to the industry fueled her passion to pursue a degree in animal science. She received her bachelor’s degree in animal science with summa cum laude honors from the University of Minnesota. As an undergraduate, Haley worked as a research assistant and received multiple grants, and also completed additional research for an undergraduate honors thesis. Haley says it is the time she spent as an undergrad in the lab that inspired her to continue on for her PhD in the fall of 2014. It was as she began her PhD program that she became increasingly passionate about giving back to the industry with her career direction. In an effort to connect her own research to industry professionals, Haley sought opportunities to network with industry professionals and share her research with those with the capabilities to apply them. This led her to present her findings at the Minnesota Nutrition Conference, where she became a member of ARPAS.

In the future, Haley hopes to be able to continue to inspire students and industry professionals alike through her research and involvement in groups like ARPAS.

ARPAS 2018 Election Results

ARPAS President-Elect:
Alois Kertz

Southern Regional Director:
Daniel Rivera

Midwest Regional Director:
Dwight Roseler

ACAS President-Elect:
William Seymour

ACAS Secretary- Treasurer:
Ron Lemenager

New Members

Jessica H. Morton
Southern States Cooperative
Catonsville, MD

Victoria A. Lockwood
Southern States Cooperative
Boyce, VA

Gwinyai E. Chibisa
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID

Anne H. Laarman
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID

Megan Carey
Insight FS
Watertown, WI

Graduate Student:
Lauren M. Mayo
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO


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April 29 – May 1, 2019 • Kansas City, MO
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May 8–9, 2019 • Kansas City, MO
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2019 California Animal Nutrition Conference (CANC) - main program
May 8–9, 2019 • Fresno, CA
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Quarterly Newsletter

Thursday, December 20, 2018

President's Letter

N. Andy Cole, PhD, PAS, Diplomate ACAN

We are almost halfway through the ARPAS officer year.

We are sad to say that Cornicha Henderson, who has been the ARPAS representative at FASS for the past two years, has resigned and moved to another position. We thank Cornicha for her service and wish her the best in the future. Until Cornicha’s position is filled, Cara Tharp is giving us excellent help. 

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Dues for 2019 and CEUs earned in 2018

Kenneth Cummings, PAS, Dipl. ACAN, Executive Vice President, ARPAS

Perhaps you have already responded to our annual request for payment of your ARPAS dues. If so, thank you for continuing monetary support of national ARPAS and your local chapter as well.

If you have misplaced the dues notice or just forgot to respond, you are not delinquent until after January 1. Please use our website or contact Cara Tharp if you need assistance or have forgotten your membership number.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

ACAS Board Certification Update

Patrick French, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS, ACAS President

The holiday season is upon us and 2019 is rapidly approaching. This time of year is always a time of good cheer that rejuvenates and prepares us for the year to come. I wish all of you a wonderful holiday season.


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