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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Executive Vice President’s Report

Kenneth Cummings, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN

This report provides a brief accounting of my activities on behalf of ARPAS since our meeting with ADSA in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 2018. Without a doubt, this past 12-month period has seen the most events, conference calls, emails, meetings, and other activities in the 35-year existence of ARPAS.

I want to acknowledge and thank our 2018–2019 president, Andy Cole, for the many hours that he devoted to activities and decisions required to manage this organization. He skillfully handled two major issues of lasting importance to ARPAS by appointing and leading two committees, one to address development of a “Value Proposition” for ARPAS members and the other for continuing publication of our newly renamed journal. Details on the actions of these committees will be covered in this report. In addition, he represented ARPAS at the ASAS meeting in Vancouver, BC, and the California Chapter meeting at Harris Ranch.

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 www.arpas.org 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.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Executive VP Report

Kenneth R. Cummings, Dipl. ACAN

Relative to maturity, ARPAS is in middle-age but still in good health.  We continuing to add new members and address new ways to add value for our member and our profession.  Ten years ago, our testing process used only paper exams.  Our work consisted of evaluating educational programs for CEU credit, working on a strategic plan and assisting the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to train ARPAS members for on-farm feed management evaluation.  ARPAS had five active Chapters but the bulk of our ARPAS members had no regional chapter affiliation and could not participate ARPAS associated activities.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Dues and CEU Reminder

Kenneth Cummings, PAS, Dipl. ACAN, Executive Vice President, ARPAS

Perhaps you have already responded to our annual request for payment of your 2018 ARPAS dues. If so, thank you for your continuing monetary support of ARPAS and your local chapter as well.

If you have misplaced the dues notice or just forgot to respond, you are not delinquent until after January 1. Please use our website (www.arpas.org) or contact Cornicha Henderson (CornichaH@assochq.org) if you need assistance or have forgotten your membership number.




Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Executive VP Report

Kenneth R. Cummings, PAS, Dipl. ACAN

Your ARPAS leadership team and support staff continue to provide excellent service for our members. Our normal scope of activities includes certification of members, evaluation of programs for continuing education, tracking of continuing education credits, and monitoring adherence to our code of ethics. In addition, we continue to add those initiatives identified in our strategic plan to better serve our members and the animal science community. 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Executive Vice-President's Report

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

Your ARPAS leadership team and support staff continue to provide excellent service for our members. Our normal scope of activities include certification of members, evaluation of programs for continuing education, tracking of continuing education credits, and monitoring adherence to our code of ethics. In addition, we continue to add those initiatives identified in our strategic plan to better serve our members and the animal science community.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Executive Vice President's Report

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

  • Reporting Continuing Education Units (CEU)
  • Please Renew Your ARPAS Membership for 2016
  • Student Membership

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Dues and CEUs Reminder for 2016

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

It’s that time of year again, and I would be remiss in my role with ARPAS if I did not remind you to pay your dues and report your CEUs. Do not bother to read further if you have done both. Thank you for continuing monetary support of national ARPAS and your local chapter as well.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Executive Vice-President's Report

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

The ARPAS leadership team and support staff continues to provide excellent service to our members. Our normal scope of activities include certification of members, evaluation of programs for continuing education, tracking of continuing education credits, and monitoring adherence to our code of ethics. In addition we continue to add those initiatives identified in our strategic plan to better serve our members and the animal science community.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Reporting Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Kenneth Cummings

Reporting Continuing Education Units (CEU) is simple through the ARPAS website. Just log onto the site at www.arpas.org 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. Don’t 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 CEU are required each year to maintain your registration, and up to 16 CEU can be carried over to the following year.
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