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ARPAS Spring 2022 Newsletter

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Published on Tuesday, March 2, 2021

ARPAS Announcements

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: ARPAS Executive Vice President
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2021 Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist Award
2021 ARPAS General Elections – Voting Opens April 1
Reminder: ARPAS Now Offering ONLINE EXAMS
Reminder: ARPAS Now on Social Media
Reminder: AAS Journal Access Activation process


Call for nominations for ARPAS Executive Vice President
The ARPAS Executive Committee is searching for candidates to fill the role of executive vice president. This position will begin in the summer of 2021. This is a part-time administrative oversight and leadership position. Daily administrative support is provided by FASS.

The person filling this position should be a current member of ARPAS or be educationally qualified to become a certified professional animal scientist through our examination process.

This individual should have excellent oral and written communication skills, be willing to travel, have experience in arranging and conducting meetings, and demonstrate an ability to manage the activities of an all-volunteer organization. The individual will oversee staff assigned by FASS and report to the president and Executive Committee, elected annually by the membership of ARPAS.

Anybody who is interested should contact a member of the Executive Committee for a detailed job description. A CV will be requested from each candidate and sent to Brittany Morstatter. Candidates should be submitted by April 15, 2021.


Call for Nominations for 2021 Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist Award
The ARPAS Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist award is bestowed annually on one or more emeritus members of ARPAS who have made significant contributions to the animal sciences during their active career and also served in a leadership position with ARPAS.

Nominations may be made by any member of ARPAS. Final selection will be made by the ARPAS executive committee with confirmation from the ARPAS governing council. The number of awards each year will not exceed 0.2% of the total ARPAS membership. Please contact any member of the ARPAS Governing Council or send your nomination by email to Brittany Morstatter.

Recipients of this award will be recognized with an article in the newsletter and the Applied Animal Science journal and given a tribute at our annual meeting. A suitable award will be presented to them on this occasion. They will also be granted lifetime membership in ARPAS with emeritus privileges.

We have now presented 30 of our former leaders of ARPAS with this award since its inception in 2008.



ARPAS 2021 General Elections – Voting Opens April 1
The 2021 ARPAS elections will be open April 1 to 30, 2021. An email notification will be sent to all members, with information about the 2021 nominees and how to cast a vote.

The 2021 Nominees

ARPAS President-Elect
Shelby Filley, Oregon State University, Regional Livestock & Forage Specialist
Heidi Rossow, California, Associate Professor of Ruminant Nutrition at University of California-Davis

ARPAS Midwest Director / Ethics Committee Chairperson
Bruce Arentson, Tennessee, Nutritionist at Mars Petcare
Aaron Park, Michigan, Research Dairy Nutritionist at Kalmbach Feeds

ARPAS Southern Director / Professional Relations Committee Chairperson
Jenny Jennings, Texas, Five Rivers Cattle, LLC
Guillermo Scaglia, Louisiana, Professor at LSU AgCenter



ARPAS is now offering online exam sessions proctored remotely with Zoom. For more details, see the relevant article in this newsletter. For more information, please visit

ARPAS members are encouraged to promote these online exam sessions among colleagues and students!



ARPAS Now on Social Media
“Like” and “Follow” ARPAS on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. If you are interested in providing social media content relevant to ARPAS, please contact



Registration process for accessing full-text articles of Applied Animal Science (AAS)


To access issues, you MUST COMPLETE this one-time, two-step process to activate online access using your ARPAS member number, which is the same as your FASS member number.

If you do not know your number please contact Brittany Morstatter (

    • Click Activate Online Access in the navigation bar at
      • If you have previously registered on the PAS website (or another journal website hosted on Elsevier’s platform), enter your username/password to Login.
      • If you are new to the PAS site, click the Create Account button and complete the account registration form.
    • On the next screen, click the box “I receive my subscription through a society membership”
      • Enter your ARPAS Membership Number and Last Name and then click Activate Claim
      • You will receive an onscreen confirmation that your access claim was successful and you are done!
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