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Monday, April 29, 2019

President’s Letter

N. Andy Cole, PhD, PAS, ACAN

Members of the Governing Council and the Executive Committee of ARPAS have been busy the past few months taking on a number of issues and challenges.

The item that has occupied most of our time is our publishing agreement with Elsevier. We are starting the fourth year of our agreement with Elsevier to publish Applied Animal Science.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Executive Vice President Comments

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

Reporting Continuing Education Units (CEU)
Reporting of continuing education units (CEUs) is made simple through the ARPAS website. Just log on to and click on "Submit CEUs." Not only is your CEU record instantly updated when you enter your meetings online, but the system also keeps a convenient submission history in case you wish to check your past entries. What if you do not see a meeting you want to report on the approved list? No problem! You can submit any meeting to be approved and posted on the list before you enter it online. Remember, 16 CEUs are required each year to maintain your registration, and up to 16 CEUs can be carried over to the following year.

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

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 2019 First-Quarter Treasurer’s Report

Dana Tomlinson, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN

ARPAS continues to remain in a solid financial position with a significant balance in our investment portfolio. Our total revenue declined somewhat in 2018 due to slightly lower membership revenue, reduced corporate sponsorships, less ARPAS journal income, and lower investment income. We also saw a significant unrealized loss in our investment portfolio (which has recovered nicely as a result of gains in the first quarter of 2019). We were fortunate to incur lower administration and governance expenses, but these savings were more than offset by an increase in ARPAS journal expenses.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Corporate Sponsorships – CALL TO ACTION

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