Western Section

2017 Western Section Meeting
June 20-23, 2017
Fargo, North Dakota

Registration

Early Registration Deadline: June 12, 2017

Housing

  • Candlewood Suites (Special Rate extended, must call hotel to book room though)
    1831 NDSU Research Park Dr
    Fargo, ND 58102
    Book by Phone 701-235-8200 (mention you are with the American Society of Animal Science group)
  • Homewood Suites (Special Rate extended based on availability)
    2021 16th St
    Fargo, ND 58102
    Book Online
    Book by Phone 701-235-3150 (mention you are with the American Society of Animal Science group)

Please contact Justin Bartlett (justinb@asas.org) if you do not see housing options for the dates you need.

Proceedings

A draft of the proceedings is now available online. 
In addition, 2017 proceedings papers can be found linked to the corresponding title in the meeting App. The final proceedings will be published in full html on the JAS website.

Program

View the final program

Mobile App

Always have the most up to date WSASAS 2017 information with the ASAS Meetings App! Create a personalized schedule, browse abstracts by topic or speaker, view maps of the meeting locations, receive special announcement notifications, and more. The app is compatible with all Apple, Android and Window mobile devices.
    
The ASAS Meeting App is available to all attendees at no additional cost. You can find the ASAS Meeting App in two ways:

  1. Search your device App Store for ASAS Meeting and click download
  2. Visit https://event.crowdcompass.com/wsasas2017 on your mobile device

Graduate Student Events

Graduate Student Mixer, meet in Homewood Suites Lobby at 7:00 PM on 6/21/17.
Graduate Student Lunch and Learn: Grant Writing for Success

Elections

For the 2017-2018 election cycle, the Western Section must fill positions for Secretary-Treasurer and Western Section Graduate Director.

This year’s candidates are:

Secretary -Treasurer - Dr. Reinaldo Cooke (to serve a four-year term, which includes one year as Secretary-Treasurer, one year as President-Elect, one year as President, and one year as Past President)

Western Section Graduate Director - Kathryn Smith and Maggie Weinroth (one candidate to serve a two-year term)

To learn more about the candidates and to cast your vote, please visit the election site at https://portals.asas.org/elections. Log in using the same user name and password you use for www.asas.org. 

Once you are logged into the election site, click on the link for "2017-2018 WSASAS Election". There you will be presented with two sections on the left hand side. The first is labeled "Election." This is where you can view the candidates' bios for each elected position. Click on the "tab" for each position to view the bios. Please remember to scroll to the bottom of the page to insure that you have been presented with all the information provided.

After reviewing the bios for each position, you can then click on the second tab on the left-hand side labeled "Vote." Here you will be able to select each candidate you would like to vote for. After you have selected all of your candidates, be sure to click the big, purple "Vote" button at the bottom right of the page to cast your vote.

If you have any questions about the election site or if you do not have access to the web site, contact Jacelyn Hemmelgarn (jacelynh@asas.org, 217-689-2432) or Melissa Burnett (melissab@asas.org, 217-689-2433) to receive a paper copy of the candidates' biographical information.

The election ballots will close at 11:59 pm CDT on June 1, 2017.

Proceedings Instructions to Authors

Graduate Student Paper Competition

Undergraduate Student Poster Competition

Awards

Young Scholar Recognition Program

Future Meetings

2018          Bend, OR
2019          Boise, ID
2020          Sacramento, CA   
 

Sponsors

The Western Section American Society of Animal Science gratefully acknowledges the financial contributions of the following organizations:

MEETING SPONSORS

Beaver Creek Farm
Elanco Animal Health
North Dakota Beef Commission
North Dakota State University
Department of Animal Sciences
North Dakota State University Hettinger Research Extension Center
Zinpro Corporation

AWARD AND RECOGNITION DONORS

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
Elanco Animal Health
Western Section, American Society of Animal Science

DISTINGUISHED TEACHING AWARD
Elanco Animal Health
Western Section, American Society of Animal Science

EXTENSION AWARD
Elanco Animal Health
Western Section, American Society of Animal Science

YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD
Western Section, American Society of Animal Science

GRADUATE STUDENT INSTITUTION AWARD
Zinpro Corporation

YOUNG SCHOLARS RECOGNITION RECIPIENTS
Zinpro Corporation

FIRST PLACE RECIPIENT OF THE APPLIED ANIMAL SCIENCE AWARDS
Western Section, American Society of Animal Science

UNDERGRADUATE POSTER COMPETITION
Beaver Creek Farm

GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION
Western Section, ASAS