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Monday, December 19, 2022

2022 ARPAS Sponsorship

Annual Registry Sponsorship

ARPAS is increasingly being recognized as the standard of excellence for reliable information and high ethical standards for those working with animal agriculture.

Support ARPAS and our mission of certification and licensing of professional animal scientists to serve and protect the public and modern agriculture. ARPAS sponsorship identifies corporations and organizations that are committed to high professional and ethical standards through financial support of ARPAS.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

2021 Election Results

Heidi Rossow, PhD, PAS, FMC—associate professor, University of California–Davis Veterinary School

Midwest Director/Ethics Committee Chairperson
Aaron Park, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS—research dairy nutritionist, Kalmbach Feeds

Southern Director/Professional Relations Committee Chairperson
Jenny Jennings, PhD, PAS—staff nutritionist, Five Rivers Cattle LLC

Sunday, July 12, 2020

ARPAS now offering online exams!

Stephen Schmidt, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS Nutrition, Examining Committee Chair

The coronavirus shutdown presented ARPAS with a new challenge. If ARPAS was going to give exams, they would have to be administered online, most likely in the exam taker’s home, and without an ARPAS member present to ensure the security of the exam. How could we proctor an online exam?

After a couple of conference calls, a lot of reading, and learning different ways that universities were proctoring online exams, it was decided that ARPAS would purchase a Zoom Pro account, and Zoom would be used as an exam monitoring tool. Several universities were using Zoom in various ways to monitor exams. A side benefit of purchasing a Zoom account is that the Zoom annual fee is cheaper than the system ARPAS has been using for conference calls.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Update from the Business Office

Brittany Morstatter

It is a new era at the FASS office as a brand new membership database went live in August. As with any significant update, there are growing pains with the transition. On behalf of FASS, thank you all for your patience during this time, as we work out any glitches that occur during the transition of thousands of members across 16 different societies into the new system.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Report on Applied Animal Science

David K. Beede, EIC

This report has three parts: I) key changes to the ARPAS journal from The Professional Animal Scientist (PAS) to Applied Animal Science (AAS) in 2018 to 2019; II) description of the 2018 to 2019 transition from PAS to AAS; and III) work in 2019 and forward.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Where to be! – ARPAS-Related Events at the ASAS 2019 Annual Meeting

July 8–11, 2019
Austin, Texas


SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2019
1:00 – 5:00 pm ARPAS Journal Editors’ Meeting

MONDAY, JULY 8, 2019
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Governing Council Meeting

7:00 – 9:00 am ARPAS Journal Editorial Board Discussion
9:30 am – 12:30 pm ARPAS SYMPOSIUM
10:30 am – 12:30 pm ARPAS Exam Session
12:30 – 2:00 pm ARPAS Business Meeting
2:00 – 3:00 pm ACAS Business Meeting
2:00 – 4:00 pm ARPAS Exam Session

10:30 am – 12:30 pm ARPAS Exam Session
2:00 – 4:00 pm ARPAS Exam Session

For more information regarding the ASAS annual meeting, please visit

Monday, April 29, 2019

ARPAS General Elections – Voting Opens May 1

The 2019 ARPAS elections will be open May 1 to 30, 2019. An email notification will be sent to all members, with information about the 2019 nominees and how to cast a vote.

The 2019 Nominees

ARPAS President-Elect

  • Ryon Walker, PhD, PAS – Livestock Consultant, Noble Research Institute – Oklahoma
  • Daryl Kleinschmit, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN – Research Nutritionist–Dairy, Zinpro – Nebraska

ARPAS NE Regional Director

  • Tom Hickley

Monday, April 29, 2019

ACAS Elections – Voting Opens May 1

The 2019 ACAS elections will be open May 1 to 30, 2019. An email notification will be sent to all ACAS members with information about the 2019 nominees and how to cast a vote.

The 2019 nominees

ACAS President-Elect

  • Bruce Arentson
  • Jim Chapman

ACAS Secretary

  • Ron Lemenager
  • Terry Engle

Monday, April 29, 2019

ARPAS Membership Report

As of April 12, 2019, ARPAS Membership:

Associate Member 70
Board Certified 165
Complimentary 1
Corporate Sponsor 1
Emeritus 35
Graduate Student 59
Life Emeritus 26
Professional Member 1,019
Undergraduate Student 2
TOTAL 1,378


ARPAS Linkedin connections: 804
75 new connections since January 1, 2019

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Professional Animal Scientist: Publisher Report

We are very pleased to report that, partly as a result of some recent Elsevier marketing campaigns to promote The Professional Animal Scientist (PAS; more information below), we have seen an increase in the number of article downloads in 2017.