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    Jun
    16
    Meet our 2017 AnimalX speakers


    AnimalX
    Got a 5-minute “elevator speech?” Our 2017 AnimalX speakers do!

    AnimalX is a series of short, TED-style talks about animal science. Speakers giving a short, TED-style talk on Saturday, July 8, during the Opening Session of the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show in Baltimore include, in presenting order:


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    Jun
    16
    Image of the Week: Just horsin' around


    This isn’t something you see everyday! But you can find it under “Horses” in the Animal Science Image Gallery.

    The skin of this horse was painted with non-toxic paint to show some of the muscles and bones that are involved in movement. This demonstration was done during a public open house at the University of California.

    Search for, download or submit images to the Gallery at: www.animalimagegallery.org. There is no charge to download or submit images if you are an ASAS member.

    Photo credit: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt, former ASAS Scientific Communications Associate


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    Jun
    16
    Annual housing deadline approaching


    The ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show is fast approaching and we are busy finalizing meeting details to ensure this meeting is great.

    Reserve your room today to receive the discounted meeting rates. Housing deadline is June 19th.

     

    See you in Baltimore!


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    Jun
    15
    Vote for your favorite 2016 JAS cover


    The Journal of Animal Science (JAS) made incredible strides in 2016! To celebrate this banner year, Dr. Jim Sartin, Editor-in-Chief, would like to ask ASAS members to vote for their favorite cover design from 2016 on Facebook.

    In the Facebook photo album on the ASAS Facebook page, click on the individual photo you would like to vote for and “react” to your favorite JAS cover! The picture with the most “reacts” will win the JAS Cover Design Contest.

    Please vote for your favorite JAS cover before 11:59 PM (EDT) on June 30, 2017. The winning cover design will be framed and presented to the authors at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Baltimore.

    ASAS would like to thank JAS authors, reviewers and readers for working so hard to ensure that JAS is recognized internationally as the premier journal in animal science.


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    Jun
    12
    June JAS now online


    The June 2017 issue of the Journal of Animal Science is now available online. Access the Table of Contents of the June issue (Volume 95, Issue 6).



    Also, see what’s Just Published.

    Get the First Look at articles posted immediately following acceptance.


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    Jun
    12
    Don't miss these social events at Annual


    Bringing your spouse or the entire family to the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show, July 8-12, in Baltimore?

    Here are some fun events for your spouse or the entire family!


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    Jun
    12
    ARPAS symposium at Annual Meeting


    ARPAS is hosting a symposium on “Understanding Both Animal Needs and Consumer Demands in Animal Agriculture Transparency” at the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show on Monday, July 10.

    The symposium will take place from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM in the Baltimore Convention Center. Session moderator is Dr. John K. Bernard, University of Georgia. Speakers and topics include:


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    Jun
    08
    Strategic Plan comments due


    Tomorrow, June 9, 2017, is the deadline to submit comments on the proposed ASAS FY 2017 – FY 2022 Strategic Plan! 

    This version of the strategic plan is the result of 2 Strategic Planning Committee retreats, a survey of the ASAS Board of Directors, ASAS Board review, input from over 30 external stakeholders (individuals and groups), countless member interviews, 10 focus groups, membership surveys, and sectional board input. ASAS prides itself in soliciting and using membership input to write and prioritize the future direction and goals for the Society.

    Please send comments concerning the plan to stratplan@asas.org by June 9, 2017. This will give the committee time to adjust the plan if needed. The final plan will be presented to the membership at the 2017 ASAS Business Meeting with an electronic vote following the meeting.


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    Jun
    08
    Grill and chill time!


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    It’s time to submit entries for the 2017 Battle of the Brats competition and the 2017 Big Scoop ice cream competition, coming up next month at the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show in Baltimore. Last year, more than 14 entries competed in the Battle of the Brats competition. Gallons and gallons of ice cream also were on hand for annual meeting attendees to sample and vote for their favorite entry in the Big Scoop competition.

    As in past years, we are asking animal science departments to:


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    Jun
    08
    Meet one of our D.C. interns: KathrynAnn Fields


    We are pleased to introduce you to KathrynAnn Fields, one of six ASAS Science Policy interns. KathrynAnn will be interning in the Washington D.C. office of Congressman John Carter.

    KathrynAnn received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida in 2013 and 2015, respectively. In August of 2016, she joined the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University where she will receive a Master’s of Public Service and Administration with an emphasis in agricultural policy in May 2018.

    KathrynAnn is a native of Gainesville, Florida with a family ranch background. She is a member of Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society and Alpha Zeta Agriculture Honor Fraternity. She has received numerous scholarships and awards. In spring 2015 she received a scholarship to attend the International Livestock Forum in Fort Collins, Colorado and in spring 2016, to attend the International Livestock Congress Conference in Houston, Texas.

    Prior to attending the Bush School, she completed an internship with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in Washington, D.C. in spring 2015 where she learned how a lobbying organization affects agricultural policy.


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    Jun
    08
    FFAR call for expert reviewers


    The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is seeking expert reviewers from academia, federal and state governments, industry, commodity groups, professional organizations, and other groups to evaluate research proposals submitted in response to calls for proposals in its priority Challenge Areas. Responses will be added to a reviewer database and be called upon based on their particular expertise.

    Learn More…


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    Jun
    05
    Feeds Derived from Innovative Breeding Techniques Symposium




    The Annual Meeting will be held July 8-12 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

    Symposium presentations include:

    The symposium will close with a panel discussion moderated by Dr. John Vicini, Monsanto Co.


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    Jun
    05
    WSASAS proceedings now available


    The 2017 Western Section meeting will be held June 20-23, in Fargo, North Dakota at the FargoDome. Proceedings for this meeting are now available online.

    PROCEEDINGS
    Proceedings are available online or you can purchase the Proceedings book when you register. The deadline for purchasing a book is Monday, June 5th at 11:59 PM CDT.

    PROGRAM
    View the final program online.

    HOUSING
    Book your housing today. The discounted rates have been extended while sleeping room availability remains.


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    Jun
    05
    Meet one of our D.C. interns: Alyssa Condon


    ASAS has chosen six Science Policy interns for summer 2017. We are pleased to introduce Alyssa Condon, who is interning in the Washington D.C. office of Congressman Joe Courtney. 

    Alyssa writes:

    I am going to be a senior at the University of Connecticut. Currently, I am double majoring in animal science and resource economics. I originally entered UConn as a pre-vet student, but during my studies I fell in love with agriculture and changed my course.

    On campus, I am a member of Sigma Alpha, the professional agriculture sorority. This past year, I served as philanthropy chair, coordinating our community service events. I also served as secretary of UConn’s chapter of Block and Bridle, and next year will be the Vice President of Dairy Club. I’m also an ambassador for the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources. As an ambassador, I represent the college at open houses and speak to prospective students about choosing UConn.


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    Jun
    05
    New articles in TAS Just Published


    There are new articles in the Just Published section of Translational Animal Science. Watch for Issue 2 of TAS to be available soon.

    Some of the newest articles added to Just Published include:

    Development of highly digestible animal feed from lignocellulosic biomass Part 1: Oxidative lime pretreatment (OLP) and ball milling of forage sorghum – M. Falls, D. Meysing, S. Lonkar, C. Liang, M. N. Karim, G. Carstens, L. O. Tedeschi and M. T. Holtzapple

    Development of highly digestible animal feed from lignocellulosic biomass Part 2: Oxidative lime pretreatment (OLP) and shock treatment of corn stover – M. Falls, D. Meysing, C. Liang, M. N. Karim, G. Carstens, L. O. Tedeschi and M. T. Holtzapple


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    Jun
    05
    Great symposia planned for Annual Meeting


    There are more than 15 symposia taking place at, or in conjunction with, the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show, taking place next month, in Baltimore, Maryland. 

    Here are just a few symposia to check out:

    Saturday, July 8: BOLFA Symposium: The Biology of Lactation – From Genes to Cells to Milk

    Saturday, July 8: ASAS-ASN Pre-conference Symposium: The Role of Animal Sourced Foods in Ensuring Food Security and National Security


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    Jun
    02
    In memory: Dr. Wilson G. Pond


    ASAS has learned of the death of Dr. Wilson G. Pond on May 22, 2017. Dr. Pond served the society in many ways, including as an editor-in-chief of the Journal of Animal Science (1976-1978), as well as an ASAS president (1980-1981). He was an ASAS Fellow and received numerous national and international awards including the most prestigious award in Animal Science, the Morrison Award, for his career work in the field of non-ruminant nutrition.

    According to Dr. Pond’s obituary, provided by his son, Dr. Kevin Pond (Colorado State University Department of Animal Sciences), memorials may be made to the ASAS Foundation Wilson G. Pond Appreciation Club, P.O. Box 7410, Champaign, IL 61826 or the Pond Dakota Mission Heritage Society, Bloomington, MN.

    Obituary of Wilson Gideon Pond

    February 16, 1930 – May 22, 2017


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    Jun
    02
    Countdown to Western Section Meeting


    The 2017 Western Section Meeting is fast approaching. The meeting will be held June 20-23, in Fargo, North Dakota at the FargoDome. Here are some important updates and reminders!

    We look forward to seeing you in Fargo!

     


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    Jun
    01
    Submit symposia ideas for 2018 Midwest Meeting


    ADSA® Midwest Branch and ASAS Midwestern Section members are invited to submit their ideas for symposia for the 2018 Midwest Meeting. Submitting symposia ideas provides membership with the opportunity to steer the direction of the meetings and ensures that the Midwest program is timely and of interest. These ideas will be forwarded to the program committees for review and possible development into a symposium.

    Please follow the link below to the submission form. The symposia idea submission deadline is June 30, 2017.
    Submit a Symposium Suggestion


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    Jun
    01
    FFAR request for applications


    The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is accepting applications through August 2, 2017, for its Accelerating Advances in Animal Welfare program, the first initiative within the FFAR Protein Challenge. $2 million is available!

    Program Overview


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