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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Message from the President

Bill Sanchez, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN, President

We are approaching the mid-point of another year with ARPAS. As I pause to reflect on my role as your ARPAS President I am still thinking about Thanksgiving and all that we are grateful for. This is the time of year to be especially proud of the work we do to help put food on the Thanksgiving table. While most of us have plenty of food every day, there are still so many hungry people in the world. One example of how ARPAS has helped in this effort is the Memorandum of Understanding we signed with the Nigerian Institute of Animal Sciences to allow them to use the ARPAS model in their certification program. The Global Hunger Index (GHI) ranks Nigeria as one of the top 20 nations most ravaged by hunger, accounting for over 5 percent of the hunger problems in the world. We had the pleasure to meet several distinguished members of the Nigerian Institute this past summer at our National meeting and it was quite an honor to see how appreciative they are of the ARPAS organization.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

CEU’S AND FEEDING THE ARPAS METER: An Environmentally Friendly, Twice Recycled Article

Kenneth Cummings, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN, Exec. VP, ARPAS

Your ARPAS meter requires 16 CEU’s each year to stay in the black. If it is not fed, the numbers become red and you get a ticket. Every year in January, the ARPAS traffic cops send out a notice to the negligent few who have not fed the meter. This notice is in the form of a letter or email saying “earn and report your CEU’s or you will be suspended from ARPAS membership”. Earning CEU’s each year is an obligation you incurred when you became an ARPAS member. This is clearly explained in our bylaws (which you may review on our website at

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Treasurer’s Report

Carl Hunt, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN

It is December so it is time once again to provide you with a year-end financial report. This report reflects our financial status as of October 31st so the information will not quite represent the entire calendar year.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Professional Relations Committee Report

Paul Beck, PhD, PAS, Southern Director

ARPAS has a long and successful history of building relationships with animal scientists in academia and industry. The Professional Relations Committees in the past have done tremendous work using these relationships to provide benefits to corporate sponsors and garner support for our organization. A not insignificant part of the support for ARPAS is from gifts from our corporate sponsors and we would like to thank those companies that have supported us in the past!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Nominations for 2013 ARPAS “Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist”

Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist

The ARPAS Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist award is bestowed annually on one or more emeritus members of ARPAS that have made significant contributions to the Animal Sciences during their active career and served in a leadership position within ARPAS. 

Nominations may be made by any member of ARPAS. Final selection will be made by the ARPAS Executive Committee with conformation 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, your Executive VP Kenneth Cummings or send your nomination by email to Jeremy at

Recipients of this award will be recognized with an article in the Newsletter and the PAS 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 privilege.

2012 recipients were Dr. Leonard Bull, Dr. Ray Hinder (deceased) and Vernon Pursel (deceased). To date, we have recognized 15 of our past leaders with this award.

Categories: Awards, December 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Invitation for Review Articles for The Professional Animal Scientist

Wayne Kellogg, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN, Editor in Chief, PAS

You are invited to consider topics of potential review articles that would be helpful to ARPAS members. Ideally, these should be topics with new information available and that have not been reviewed in the past 10 years. The Professional Animal Scientist includes review articles to provide updated information for instructors, extension specialists, and researchers. Please contact Wayne Kellogg at

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Greenhouse Gases and Regulations - The Subject of Two New Self-Study Modules

Almost everyone involved in the animal industry knows that environmental issues are one of the hottest topics around (no, that is not a climate change pun). The intensification of livestock and poultry farms has led to increased public and regulatory pressures and more examination of the environmental impacts of farms.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

2012 Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist Award

Sara Beth Hinders sends her thanks for presenting her late husband, Dr. Raymond Hinders, the 2012 Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist award. In early November Sara Beth Hinders, shown below with Ray's close friend and colleague, John Kennedy, received this award on behalf of her husband. The 2012 ARPAS Symposium was also dedicated to Dr. Hinders. We received the following note from Sara Beth: "All of the Raymond family want to thank you for the ARPAS 2012 ARPAS Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist Award. Ray would feel so honored, because it came from you whom he held in such high esteem. He loved to go to the meetings and learn from all of you. You were truly his good friends."

Categories: Awards, December 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Report of the Washington DC Area Chapter of ARPAS

Bill Price, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS

The Washington DC Area Chapter of ARPAS began the 2012/2013 year with three monthly luncheon meetings and the dates, speakers, and titles of their presentations were as follows:

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Feed Management Training Workshop

Feed Management Training Workshop to be Held April 4, 2013 – Denver, Colorado

A training workshop will be held for certifying ARPAS members as Feed Management Planners on Thursday morning April 4, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Denver, CO.

This training workshop will be part of the Waste to Worth Conference (April 1 – 4, 2013) hosted by the National Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center.

In addition to the workshop, presentations will made on Wednesday April 3 on feed management practices and their connection to the environment. ARPAS continuing education credits will be awarded.

Please go to for conference information.


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