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ARPAS Spring 2023 Newsletter

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

ARPAS Announcements

NEW! Nominate a Highly Qualified Individual for ARPAS membership!
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2022 Distinguished Professional Animal Scientist Award
2022 ARPAS General Elections—Voting Opens May 2
ARPAS at ADSA 2022 Annual Meeting
Meet your NEW Graduate Student Representative!
Reminder: AAS Journal Access Activation Process
Reminder: Follow ARPAS on Social Media

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

President’s Letter

Paul Beck, PhD, PAS, Dpl. ACAS

This last year has been a hardship on all of us, and ARPAS has also been affected. The online format to our professional meetings last year was great for maintaining involvement but did not supply the fellowship and interaction we thrive on to keep our programs centered.

The lack of in-person meetings has hampered our recruiting efforts, which usually occur at regional and national meetings of ASAS and ADSA among others. We are fortunate that Brittany Morstatter, Steve Schmidt, and our Examining Board had already been working on online testing, and we were able to administer ARPAS exams virtually.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Executive Vice President’s Report

Al Kertz, PhD, PAS, Dpl. ACAS

ARPAS is about creating a culture of integrity in our industry by virtue of our commitment to a code of ethics and professional accreditation. Membership is the key element because it contributes to our critical mass in the industry. Thus, membership has to be a key objective in a multifaceted approach.

Wednesday, May 11, 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.

The annual $1,000 sponsorship contribution to ARPAS is used to support the Applied Animal Science (AAS) journal, primarily funding invited reviews, which are often the most read and widely used articles by ARPAS members, and for promoting other professional and educational pursuits of ARPAS.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Report on Applied Animal Science

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

Report for January 1—December 31, 2021

This report is divided into three parts:

  1. performance data about the submission-review-editorial-publication process of Applied Animal Science (AAS) for 2021 compared with the previous four years;
  2. activities and changes in 2021; and
  3. anticipated work and activities for 2022 and forward. 

The journal can be found at via the ARPAS member/JBS web pages or the Elsevier/Science Direct web page.

Read more

Categories: Reports, May 2022

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

ARPAS Treasurer’s Report

John Bernard, PhD, PAS, Dpl. ACAS

For the long-term viability of ARPAS, it is essential to recruit new members and maintain current members. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

ARPAS Foundation Report

Daryl Kleinschmit, PhD, PAS, Dpl. ACAS

The ARPAS Foundation is in a great financial state this year. No new amendments have been passed over the past year (since January 2021).

In December 2021, funds were approved for support of the PNW Chapter’s 2022 scholarship program.

Last, just a reminder that an application form for requesting funding is available on the ARPAS website along with a paper version of a donation form that can be used to make donations to the foundation. Individuals can also submit donations online.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Chapter Activities and Reports

Midwest Chapter
Pacific Northwest Chapter