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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Update from the Business Office

Brittany Morstatter, FASS Executive Assistant and Event Coordinator

ARPAS is 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 BrittanyM@assochq.org.

First, thank you to ARPAS members for showing such patience during the transition to the new membership database last August, and the subsequent changes to the renewal and CEU processes.

Starting in January, regularly scheduled “CEU balance” emails began to be distributed to members via email. Lists of upcoming meetings and approved webinar and on-demand content have been included in each of those emails. In light of the global pandemic, members should expect to see much more virtual content to be available for fulfilling CEUs.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Report on Applied Animal Science

David K. Beede, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS Nutrition, Editor-in-Chief of AAS

This report is divided into three parts:

  1. performance data about the submission-review-editorial-production-publication process of Applied Animal Science (AAS) for the first half of 2020 compared with the previous four years
  2. activities and changes in 2019–2020
  3. anticipated work and activities for 2020 and forward

Sunday, July 12, 2020

ARPAS Membership Report

Heidi Rossow, PhD, PAS

Membership update, June 15, 2020:
MEMBER TYPE

Associate Member 39
Board Certified 143
Emeritus 44
Graduate Student 58
Life Emeritus 39
Professional Member 858
Total 1,182

 

The Membership Committee has now completed two videos for ARPAS: "Navigating the exam" and "Benefits of joining ARPAS"

Chapter directors are encouraged to record video footage of chapter ARPAS meetings and ARPAS member interviews about the importance of ARPAS.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Report on Applied Animal Science

David K. Beede, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of AAS, PAS, Dipl. ACAN

This report is divided into three parts: I) performance data about the submission-review-editorial-publication process of Applied Animal Science (AAS) for 2019 compared with the previous 4 years; II) activities and changes in 2019; and, III) anticipated work and activities for 2020 and forward.

The journal can be found at: https://www.appliedanimalscience.org via the ARPAS member or the Elsevier/Science Direct webpages.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

ARPAS Membership Report

Heidi Rossow, Ph.D., PAS

Membership update, 31 December 2019:
MEMBER TYPE

Associate Member 70
Board Certified 166
Complimentary 1
Corporate Sponsor 8
Emeritus 41
Graduate Student 86
Life Emeritus 36
Professional Member 1,087
Total 1,495

 

Total exams given in 2019: 178

The Membership Committee has recently completed a video about ‘Navigating the ARPAS Exam’ – find it soon on the ARPAS website and social media accounts.

The Committee is now working on a video about the ‘Benefits of Joining ARPAS’, which is anticipated to be ready for viewing at the 2020 Annual Meeting in June.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

ARPAS Membership Report

As of August 29, 2019, ARPAS 2019 Membership was as follows:

Associate Member 77
Board Certified 170
Complimentary 1
Corporate Sponsor 1
Emeritus 35
Graduate Student 74
Life Emeritus 27
Professional Member 1,076
Total 1,461

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Executive VP Report

Kenneth R. Cummings, Dipl. ACAN

Relative to maturity, ARPAS is in middle-age but still in good health.  We continuing to add new members and address new ways to add value for our member and our profession.  Ten years ago, our testing process used only paper exams.  Our work consisted of evaluating educational programs for CEU credit, working on a strategic plan and assisting the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to train ARPAS members for on-farm feed management evaluation.  ARPAS had five active Chapters but the bulk of our ARPAS members had no regional chapter affiliation and could not participate ARPAS associated activities.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

ACAS President Report

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

ACAS Board Certification Update

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

I genuinely thank members of the American College of Animal Sciences (ACAS), the board certification arm of ARPAS for electing me as president and look forward to serving the organization in the coming year. I thank Randy Walker for his service as ACAS president for the past year, Ken Cummings for his service as ARPAS executive vice president, and Cornicha Henderson of FASS for her assistance with the ACAS administrative duties.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

ARPAS California Chapter Update

Jim Tully

On May 2nd we held our annual Spring Meeting on the first morning of the California Animal Nutrition Conference.  Funds are available for increasing scholarships above the 3 graduate and 3 to 5 undergraduate scholarships ($2,000 and $1,000 each respectively).  CA ARPAS are heavily involved in a Research project looking at the feeding value of almond hulls, including further work looking at contamination levels.  These are a very important feed for the California dairy industry.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

ACAS Board Certification Update

W. Randy Walker, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN, ACAS President

The new year is upon us, and the groundhog says spring should be arriving any day now. As signs of spring begin to appear, such as new leaves on the trees, greener grass, all of the planting activity, and, of course, the opening day of baseball, we are reminded that spring is a time of renewal. This also applies to ACAS as we renew our efforts to remind ARPAS members who are not yet board certified of all the benefit and value of achieving the highest level of certification available in ARPAS.

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