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Monday, December 19, 2022

ARPAS Announcements

Nominate a Highly Qualified Individual for ARPAS membership!
AAS Journal Access Activation Process
ARPAS Online Exams
Follow ARPAS on Social Media

Monday, December 19, 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 maintaining professional accreditation.  Membership is the key element because it contributes to our critical mass in the industry.  Thus, membership has to be the key objective in a multi-faceted approach.

Monday, December 19, 2022

Immediate Past President’s Letter

Paul Beck, PhD, PAS, Dpl. ACAS

As I close out my time as President of ARPAS, it seems we have been very busy, but still have a lot that needs to be done.

Membership in ARPAS is still down, but the fall in membership last year was only about 40% of the reduction from the year prior. The reduction in Professional Member category was 60% of the total, which is problematic for the long-term sustainability of the organization. In the past-year we have added a new route to membership we are calling the Highly Qualified Individual membership route. The Bylaws have been updated to reflect this change and the Membership Committee has been repopulated to begin evaluating these nominations. The current Membership committee consists of Shelby Filley (Chair), Beth Kegley, Peter Erickson, James Quigley, Ryon Walker, Greg Martin, and Matt Beck. Thank you for your service to ARPAS.

Monday, December 19, 2022

2022 Election Results

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.

Monday, December 19, 2022

Report on Applied Animal Science

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

Monday, December 19, 2022

ARPAS Treasurer’s Report

John Bernard, PhD, PAS, Dpl. ACAS

One factor impacting the budget is the increasing number of Open Access manuscripts published in Applied Animal Science (AAS). In 2021, 51.4% of published manuscripts were Open Access whereas for the first two issues of 2022 73.3% of manuscripts were published as Open Access. All fees collected for Open Access manuscripts are passed on 100% to Elsevier. In 2021, Open Access fees totaled $57,800 compared with $53,910 for regular manuscripts. Through April, manuscript fees were $9,645 and $26,500 for regular and Open Access manuscripts. If this trend continues, revenues for AAS will be considerably lower than budgeted for 2022. In addition to the loss of revenue from publication, ARPAS pays a subscription fee for member access to AAS. For 2022 this is budgeted at $50,000. Open Access manuscripts can be accessed by anyone regardless of membership. The trend for publication in an Open Access format is required by many groups that fund research and several journals have transitioned to 100% Open Access formats.

Monday, December 19, 2022

ARPAS Foundation Report

Daryl Kleinschmit, PhD, PAS, Dpl. ACAS

The ARPAS Foundation balance at the end of the first quarter was $279,012.29 but unfortunately the account lost $14,624.84 in the first quarter due to the market drop.  In spite of this drop, the ARPAS Foundation is still in a strong financial standing.

Monday, December 19, 2022

Chapter Activities and Reports

Midwest Chapter
Pacific Northwest Chapter
Washington DC Area Chapter