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Thursday, April 1, 2010

2010 ARPAS Symposium

Bill Braman, PhD, PAS, Program Committee Chairman

ARPAS will sponsor a symposium entitled “Nutrition Models—Where Are We Going In the Next Decade” at the 2010 ADSA-ASAS meetings held in July 2010 in Denver, Colorado. Dairy and beef models are used every day in the feed manufacturing industry, nutrition business, and research. Significant progress has been made with research in several of these areas since the NRC’s Nutrient Requirements for Beef Cattle (1996) and Nutrient Requirements for Dairy Cattle (2001) were released.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Message from the President

Randy Shaver, PhD, PAS, Diplomate ACAS – Animal Nutrition

I would like to take a moment to remind ARPAS chapters that the in recent years ARPAS has been budgeting up to $5,000 annually for chapter program support. If your chapter has an idea for use of these funds, please submit a proposal to me as ARPAS president so that we can review as an executive committee.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Nominations for 2010 ARPAS "Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist"

Kenneth Cummings, PhD, PAS, Dipl ACAN

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.
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Categories: Awards, April 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Nominating Committee Report

Marit Arana, PhD, PAS, Dipl ACAS

The slate is full and the committee has put together a diverse group of nominees. You can see the list of nominees below. Click on each candidate's name to read their bios. The instructions for voting will be e-mailed to all members by the end of April. 

Please vote for the candidates of your choice, the organization values your input!

PRESIDENT-ELECT
W. Warren Gill
John J. Wagner

NORTHEAST SECTION DIRECTOR
Karin Bump
Pete Erickson

WESTERN SECTION DIRECTOR
Joe Harrison
Shawn Archibeque

Categories: Reports, April 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

ARPAS Foundation Update

Kenneth Cummings, Phd, PAS, Dipl ACAN

The ARPAS Foundation now has assets of $40,000. The objective of the Foundation is to use the earnings from these assets to fund educational activities for current and prospective ARPAS members.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Strategic Planning Committee Report

Marit Arana, PhD, PAS, Dipl ACAS

The member questionnaire/survey is almost complete. The committee has targeted the month of May for the questionnaire/survey to go to the membership. The questionnaire/survey will be in an electronic format for ease of data capture. The committee plans on presenting a preliminary report during the summer meeting in Denver.

Categories: Reports, April 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

19th ADSA Discover Conference on Food Animal Agriculture

Kenneth Cummings, Phd, PAS, Dipl ACAN

Key Issues in Sustainability of the Dairy Industry
May 11-14, 2010
Brown County Inn in Nashville, IN

(Sponsored by American Dairy Science Association)


Registration Information
Registration postmarked by April 11, 2010 is $375.00 for ADSA-ASAS-ARPAS members and $425.00 for non-members, which includes sessions and most meals. After April 11, the registration fee will be $475.00 member/$525.00 non-member, and will be accepted on an availability basis. To optimize interaction among participants, registration will be limited to the first 120 applications received. ARPAS will award 14 CEU’s for this conference. 

For complete conference information, including the latest program and registration materials, go to http://www.adsa.org/discover/.

Categories: Announcements, April 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

ARPAS Chapter Update

Kenneth Cummings, PhD, PAS, Dipl ACAN

Local representation has always been a right deemed essential by a democracy. ARPAS, as a democratic organization is no different. Chapters provide a way to exercise that right. Our founders recognized the need for chapters and provided for the establishment and governance of chapters (ARPAS Bylaws, Article XIV). You will soon be asked to ratify a change made to this article by the ARPAS Governing Council to allow more flexibility for our members in choosing their local chapter affiliation.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Animal Welfare Science - A New Board Certification Discipline

Kenneth Cummings, PhD, PAS, Dipl ACAN

The ARPAS Governing Council has approved a new discipline, “Animal Welfare Science”, to be added to the American College of Animal Sciences (ACAS).

Thursday, April 1, 2010

NACAA Annual Meeting and Conference

Elizabeth Greene, PhD, PAS

Plan to attend the National Association of County Agricultural Agents Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on July 11–15, 2010. This meeting has a broad range of extension professionals providing presentations, poster sessions, and other educational opportunities. PAS species exams and ARPAS continuing education unit (CEU) credits will be available. More information is available at www.nacaa.com.

Categories: Announcements, April 2010

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