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ARPAS Summer 2021 Newsletter

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

President’s Letter

Daryl Kleinschmit, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS

First, I would like to wish all ARPAS members a happy and prosperous 2021. In addition, I hope all of us can get back to some level of normalcy over this new year, though admittedly, we may not know what that looks like yet.

One thing that 2020 has taught us as an organization is that we need to be adaptable to societal changes if we are going to meet the needs of our current members and recruit new ones. This challenge was successfully met head-on as denoted by the following two examples:

Sunday, July 12, 2020

President’s Letter

Al Kertz, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAS Nutrition

The three major initiatives this past year have been the journal, sponsorship, and membership demographics. In the February Newsletter, I covered the successful rejuvenation of the sponsorship program. We have successfully renegotiated a new contract with Elsevier for co-publishing with FASS our journal, Applied Animal Science.

I highly recommend that you read Kenneth Cummings’ commentary to see all the other issues that ARPAS has encountered in a very much busier than normal but fruitful year. Likewise, read David Beede’s commentary about the journal. We have been blessed with the superb service of Brittany Morstatter and her colleagues at FASS in the operation of ARPAS.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

President’s Letter

Al Kertz, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN

ARPAS Sponsorship

If you are going to only read one report in this newsletter, read Kenneth Cummings’ EVP report, as it is the most comprehensive, yet concise.

More specifically, I want to announce the new ARPAS Sponsorship program. In the past, there has been considerable corporate ARPAS sponsorship. But that has dwindled more recently due to a variety of circumstances. And it became a bit unwieldy with 3 levels of sponsorship. Thus, we decided to simplify and broaden the number of sponsorships.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

President’s Letter

Al Kertz, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN

ARPAS faces some critical and timely issues, and we are addressing them. These issues are the journal, sponsorship, and membership.

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.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

President's Letter

N. Andy Cole, PhD, PAS, Diplomate ACAN

We are almost halfway through the ARPAS officer year.

We are sad to say that Cornicha Henderson, who has been the ARPAS representative at FASS for the past two years, has resigned and moved to another position. We thank Cornicha for her service and wish her the best in the future. Until Cornicha’s position is filled, Cara Tharp is giving us excellent help. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

President's Letter

N. Andy Cole, PhD, PAS, Diplomate ACAN

I am truly honored to serve as the president of ARPAS for the coming year and look forward to working with the other officers, directors, and committee members.  Thanks to John Bernard for his service as ARPAS president for the past year.

Congratulations to our newly elected officers (Al Kertz -- President-Elect; Mo Bakke – Secretary; Dana Tomlinson – Treasurer; Patrick French – ACAS President) and Directors (Dwight Roseler – Midwest; Tom Hickley – Northeast; Heidi Rossow – West; and Daniel Rivera – Southern).  I look forward to working with them and other members of the Governing Council over the next year.  Thanks to the outgoing officers and to those that were willing to run for office for their service to ARPAS.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

President's Letter

John Bernard

Spring has arrived, and everyone is preparing for another growing season. ARPAS is also examining how to maintain growth. Current membership in ARPAS is 1,418, which includes 63 graduate students. One change that your Executive Committee will recommend is the addition of a graduate student representative to the Governing Council. This is being recommended to bring another perspective and fresh ideas for the Governing Council to consider as we look at how we best serve the next generation of professional animal scientists. Details on how to nominate a graduate student will be available in the near future, so be thinking about someone you might nominate!

Friday, December 1, 2017

President's Letter

John Bernard

I am happy to report that David Beede was selected to serve as the new editor-in-chief of The Professional Animal Scientist (PAS). Dave is retiring from Michigan State University at the end of the year and will begin his new role as editor-in-chief in January. We are looking forward to working with Dave to grow PAS. During the interview process, the executive committee was presented with many new ideas for the journal by the candidates, and we are looking forward to addressing these as they will help us make PAS a better journal for our members as well as potentially help recruit additional members.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

President's Report

John K. Bernard, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAN

I am honored to serve ARPAS as president for the coming year and look forward to working with the governing council. I would like to thank Jeff DeFrain for his service as ARPAS president and Dale Hill for his service as ARPAS treasurer. I am happy to welcome Dana Tomlinson who has agreed to serve as ARPAS treasurer, along with Andy Cole who was elected as president elect and Moe Bakke who serves as the secretary.