The ASAS Public Policy Committee was formed in 2009. The purpose of the committee is to help ASAS shape public policy and public opinion on current issues affecting farm animals and companion animals. In 2010, members of the committee began meeting with representatives from federal agencies (USDA APHIS, USDA NIFA, EPA, FDA CVM, USAID) to build relationships. The goal of these meetings is to make federal agencies aware of the scientific expertise and resources available within ASAS that could be used to develop science-based federal policies affecting poultry and livestock production. ASAS works closely with the Federation of Animal Science Societies, the Poultry Science Association and the American Dairy Science Association to accomplish these goals.
ASAS "Snack and Fact" Briefings
When: April 22, 2013
Theme: "Biofuel. Are we playing with our food?"
ASAS Grand Challenges
The Grand Challenge documents were prepared to clearly articulate our priorities, to provide science-based information for shaping public policy, and to enhance future funding for research and education programs in animal science.
Read the ASAS Grand Challenges
Public policy statements adopted by the American Society of Animal Science.