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ARPAS Spring 2023 Newsletter

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Thursday, May 25, 2023

ARPAS Announcements

REMINDER! Nominate a Highly Qualified Individual for ARPAS membership!

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2023 Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist Award

ARPAS at 2023 ASAS

Reminder: ARPAS Offering ONLINE EXAMS

Reminder: AAS Journal Access Activation Process

Follow ARPAS on Social Media!

Thursday, May 25, 2023

President’s Letter

Heidi Rossow, PhD, PAS

ARPAS President
UC Davis, Vet Med Teaching and Research Center

Hi and welcome to spring 2023! With hardships and difficulties in maintaining and recruiting new memberships in the past several years due to COVID, ARPAS has been focused on updating its organization, recruiting, renewing memberships, and showing the benefits of belonging to ARPAS. It truly has been a team effort and several of these efforts are described below.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Executive Vice President’s Report

Al Kertz, PhD, PAS, Dpl. ACAS

ARPAS Executive Vice President

ARPAS: Promoting professional competency and a culture of integrity

ARPAS is a Registry of accredited professional animal scientists. Such membership is the reason ARPAS exists—and needs to grow.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

2023 ARPAS Sponsorship

Annual Registry Sponsorship

ARPAS is increasingly being recognized as the standard of excellence for reliable information and high ethical standards for those working with animal agriculture.

Support ARPAS and our mission of certification and licensing of professional animal scientists to serve and protect the public and modern agriculture. ARPAS sponsorship identifies corporations and organizations that are committed to high professional and ethical standards through financial support of ARPAS.

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Categories: Updates, May 2023

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Report on Applied Animal Science

David K. Beede, PhD, PAS, Dpl. ACAS, AAS Editor-in-Chief

Report for January 1 – December 31, 2022 (Vol. 38, Issues 1 - 6)

This report has three parts:

  1. performance information about the submission - review - editorial - production - publication process of Applied Animal Science (AAS) from January 1 - December 31, 2022, and comparison with the previous 4 years (2021 - 2018) of publication;
  2. comments about activities and changes in 2022; and,
  3. anticipated work and activities in 2023.
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Categories: Reports, May 2023

Thursday, May 25, 2023

ARPAS Treasurer’s Report

John Bernard, PhD, PAS, Dpl. ACAS

The final balance for the 2022 budget was -$42,408.59. The deficit was due to lower membership revenue, page charge fees, and unrealized investment losses of -$27,023.74 (Other Revenue). Page charge revenues were only $25,890.00, reflecting a greater proportion of authors who chose to publish their manuscripts as Open Access. While the Open Access fees generated revenues of $70,000, these funds are paid to Elsevier. Total expenses were $20,523.35 lower than budgeted, which helped offset the shortfall in revenue. A summary of the budget is provided in the table below.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Chapter Activities and Reports

Midwest Chapter
Northeast Chapter
Pacific Northwest Chapter

Monday, December 19, 2022

ARPAS Announcements

Nominate a Highly Qualified Individual for ARPAS membership!
AAS Journal Access Activation Process
ARPAS Online Exams
Follow ARPAS on Social Media

Monday, December 19, 2022

Executive Vice President’s Report

Al Kertz, PhD, PAS, Dpl. ACAS

ARPAS is about creating a culture of integrity in our industry by virtue of our commitment to a code of ethics and maintaining professional accreditation.  Membership is the key element because it contributes to our critical mass in the industry.  Thus, membership has to be the key objective in a multi-faceted approach.

Monday, December 19, 2022

Immediate Past President’s Letter

Paul Beck, PhD, PAS, Dpl. ACAS

As I close out my time as President of ARPAS, it seems we have been very busy, but still have a lot that needs to be done.

Membership in ARPAS is still down, but the fall in membership last year was only about 40% of the reduction from the year prior. The reduction in Professional Member category was 60% of the total, which is problematic for the long-term sustainability of the organization. In the past-year we have added a new route to membership we are calling the Highly Qualified Individual membership route. The Bylaws have been updated to reflect this change and the Membership Committee has been repopulated to begin evaluating these nominations. The current Membership committee consists of Shelby Filley (Chair), Beth Kegley, Peter Erickson, James Quigley, Ryon Walker, Greg Martin, and Matt Beck. Thank you for your service to ARPAS.