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Published on Monday, December 1, 2014

ARPAS Foundation Report

Bill Braman, PhD, PAS, Chairperson

The ARPAS Foundation committee seeks your help.

In 2014 the ARPAS Foundation continued a program to support membership growth through graduate-student support. The Foundation committee presented “Why you should be a member of ARPAS” to the Dairy Quiz Bowl contestants and ADSA Graduate Student Division during the 2014 joint annual meeting of the societies. The ARPAS Foundation supported the ARPAS exam fee for these students, resulting in offering more than 75 students ARPAS exams and increasing membership. The committee will broaden this activity in 2015 to include ASAS and PSA graduate students.

As part of the education commitment of the ARPAS Foundation, the Foundation committee will sponsor presentations at the 2015 joint annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, focused on educating the ARPAS membership on the effect of the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) on member’s companies, customers, and clients. These potential FSMA regulations may change the way ARPAS members formulate feeding programs and provide services to their clients and employers.

The ARPAS Foundation contributions now exceed $130,000. Contributions to the Foundation will contribute toward the long-term success of ARPAS by increasing the value of membership. Major regulatory changes are impacting and changing the way we provide technical services to our companies and clients. Your contribution to the Foundation will help ensure that ARPAS can provide members the most current information needed to navigate this changing regulatory environment. A donation form is available on the ARPAS website. You easily can contribute when you pay your 2015 ARPAS dues, or you can send your contribution made out to the ARPAS Foundation to the following address.

ARPAS
1800 S. Oak St., Suite 100
Champaign, IL 61820-6974
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