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Monday, April 29, 2019

NEW: Applied Animal Science, Volume 35 (2019) Available for Your Consumption

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

The February and April issues of Applied Animal Science (AAS) (, volume 35, are online and ready for your consumption!

It is hoped that the name change to Applied Animal Science from The Professional Animal Scientist will attract new and more authors from the global animal science community and serve a broader spectrum of readers in the ever-changing landscape of animal science and production systems. Additionally, with the name change, notable changes were made to the Policies and Instructions for Authors ( Key changes include new Science and Application categories to help define the scope and table of contents of the journal, use of a new structured abstract format to give busy ARPAS readers a succinct encapsulation of each article, and the “Applications” section to summarize and emphasize how the information can be applied in animal production and science.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Meet the New ARPAS Administrative Assistant

Brittany Morstatter

In January 2019 Brittany Morstatter joined the team at FASS – home of the ARPAS business office, located in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois – as an executive assistant and event coordinator for multiple societies. Morstatter works with ARPAS to provide administrative and meeting support to all ARPAS members and the ARPAS Governing Council.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Meet the New Graduate Student Member of the Governing Council

Miriam Snider

Hi everyone! My name is Miriam Snider and I was recently appointed as the graduate student representative to the Governing Council of ARPAS. I am excited for this opportunity and cannot wait to meet and work with people with a diverse body of interests and specialties.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Corporate Sponsorships – CALL TO ACTION

Currently, ARPAS has only ONE corporate sponsor – Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition

Thursday, December 20, 2018

ARPAS Journal 2019: Applied Animal Science

Dave Beede, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, AAS, and PAS and Diplomate ACAN

Four items for your immediate attention below

Unless you have been living under a rock during the last few months, you know that the name of the ARPAS journal will change in 2019 to Applied Animal Science (AAS). To continue sequential numbering of ARPAS’s journal, the volume will be 35. The title changed slightly from that announced in August, dropping the words “journal of,” to accommodate the use of a unique title and the International Standard Serial Number to distinguish it from another journal with that title.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

ARPAS Journal

Dave Beede, Editor-in-Chief, PAS/JAAS

The new name of the ARPAS journal will be the Journal of Applied Animal Science (JAAS) beginning January 2019. This change was approved by the Governing Council at the annual meeting in June, following survey input from the ARPAS membership. The new name catalyzes several other changes to the ARPAS journal that will appear early next year including a new cover; a new definition of the applied scope, focus, and value proposition of the journal; a new table of contents (scientific content: food science; forages and feeds; genetics; health and well-being; integrated systems – production and management; nutrition; physiology; sustainability; and, welfare and behavior) and a new editorial board structure to align with the table of contents; and, new description of responsibilities and instructions for authors and reviewers for submission and review of manuscripts. A new feature will be “Experts from the Field,” where ARPAS members will be commissioned to provide publishable comments about the particular relevance and potential impact to the animal sciences and production systems of some published journal articles.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Midwest Chapter - Professional Development Conference for Entrepreneurs

What have you done for yourself lately?  I am not talking about the basics of something in your belly, on your back, and over your head.  But, I am talking about what things are you doing to enhance your professional skills?   We all have to work with others on our jobs, regardless of what kind of job we have.  You may already be an APRAS member but are you involved?  Are you networking?  I have heard it said before that our working lives are like high school meaning that we need to play nice with others and get along with other people to succeed.  Yes, only you took the quizzes and tests in high school yet wasn’t it nice to be a part of a group?  Whether that group be a sports team, student council, class officer, FFA, etc….. didn’t the group relationship further your sense of well-being? 

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.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

ARPAS elections

Voting opens April 17th for the 2018 election.

The 2018 ARPAS elections will open 4/17/18 thru 5/17/18.  An email notification will be sent to all members with information about the 2018 nominees and how to cast a vote.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

ARPAS-Related Events at the ADSA Annual Meeting

ARPAS-Related Events at the ADSA Annual Meeting

Below is the schedule of ARPAS-related events at the 2018 ADSA annual meeting.

Saturday, June 23, 2018
6:00 pm Governing Council Meeting

Sunday, June 24, 2018
8:00 am–5:00 pm Governing Council Meeting

Monday, June 25, 2018
9:30 am–12:30 pm ARPAS Symposium
12:30 pm–2:00 pm ARPAS Business Meeting

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
12:30 pm–2:00 pm ACAS Business Meeting

For more information regarding the ADSA annual meeting, please visit the website at


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