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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Immediate Past President’s Letter

Daryl Kleinschmit, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS

As we move further into 2021, I am happy to see that things are getting back to a more ‘normal’ environment. Some of the members have been able to meet in person for the ASAS Scientific Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, and the ARPAS Symposium will be held in a hybrid format versus a 100% virtual format as we did in 2020. I look forward to next year at this time when both ADSA and ASAS should be able to meet in person and the ARPAS meetings normally scheduled during that time could also be held in person.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Executive Vice President’s Report

Kenneth Cummings, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS

“What motivates retired people to want to take on part-time work? They need some place to go, they want to be needed, they need the money, they have a cause they care about------or retirement is really just a figment of one’s imagination. I can eliminate most of these very quickly and say if I did not believe in the mission of ARPAS, the business of agriculture and the continuance of my long-term association with friends and associates, I would not be a very happy person. I can also add that my wife would be very unhappy also. Thanks for rescuing me.”

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

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Report on Applied Animal Science

David K. Beede, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS, editor in chief of AAS

For the full annual report, please see the January 2021 Newsletter article for Applied Animal Science.

Below is mid-year (mid-issue) performance information about the submission-review-editorial-production-publication process of Applied Animal Science (AAS) for 2021 to date compared with the previous four years (Tables 1 and 2).

Thursday, August 26, 2021

ARPAS Treasurer’s Report

Dana Tomlinson, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS

To begin, I want to thank the ARPAS Governing Council for the opportunity to serve as the national ARPAS treasurer. It has been a pleasure serving the organization through this role. I am now passing the responsibilities to John Bernard, past president of ARPAS, and wish him great success in his new position.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

2021 Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist Award

The following are recipients of the 2021 ARPAS Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist Award.

M. J. “Moe” Bakke, MS, PAS
D. Scott Lough, PhD, PAS

Thursday, August 26, 2021

ARPAS Foundation Report

N. Andy Cole, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS

The financial status of the ARPAS Foundation is excellent. This is due, in large part, to the annual donations from our outgoing executive vice president, Kenneth Cummings. Outlays this past year were less than previous non-COVID years, primarily because the number of graduate students taking the ARPAS exams was less than a normal year.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

ARPAS Chapter Activities and Reports

California Chapter
Midwest Chapter
Northeast Chapter
Pacific Northwest Chapter
Washington DC Chapter

Thursday, August 26, 2021

2021 Affiliate Society Recognitions and Awards

Congratulations to the following ARPAS members for the recognitions they received from their scientific societies this past year.