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ASAS Committees

ASAS has five types of committees or special representative assignments: 1) Board Committees, 2) General Committees/Working Groups, 3) Special Representative appointments to other groups, 4) Awards Committees and 5) Annual Meeting Program Committees. Each type of committee or special representative appointment provides a chance to contribute to the society and to become involved in the society leadership.

Committee assignments are for three years and committee terms are from July to July. Please contact us at throughout the year if you are interested in serving on committees. We try to ensure that anyone interested in serving on a committee has that opportunity.


Board committees are committees made up of board members. These committees may be defined within the by-laws or be a special board designated committee.

Executive Committee
TX – T.A. Davis (Chair)
ND – J.S. Caton
KS – M.D. Tokach
IN – W.C. Weldon
OK – A.P. Foote
OK – S.A. Gunter
MN – T.L. Ward
NM – E.J. Scholljegerdes
TX – C.L Bratcher
VI – R.W. Godfrey
IA – J.M. Reecy
IL – M.C. Wulster-Radcliffe*
IL – J.E. Bartlett*

Finance Committee
IN – W.C. Weldon (Chair)
KS – M.D. Tokach
TX – C.L. Bratcher
TX – T.A. Davis
ND – J.S. Caton
OK – A.P. Foote
IA – J.M. Reecy
NC – M.E. Davis
WA – H.L. Neibergs
ND - C.S. Schauer
IL – M.C. Wulster-Radcliffe*

ASAS Membership Committee
VI – R.W. Godfrey (Co-Chair)
TX – C.L. Bratcher (Co-Chair
KS – M.D. Tokach
TX – T.A. Davis
ND – J.S. Caton
MN – T.L. Ward
CT – S.A. Reed
ND – K.A. Bochantin
KS – L. Becker
ND - C.S. Schauer
IL – J.E. Bartlett*
IL – M.E. Burnett*

General Committees/Working Groups (2022-2023)

General committees/working groups are generally formed for topics or programming important to the membership. These committees are made up of a combination of general membership and board members. The yearly expectations for these committees are described in the committee assignment documents.

ASAS Publications Committee
OK – S.A. Gunter (Co-Chair)
IA – J.M. Reecy (Co-Chair)
KS – M.D. Tokach
TX – T.A. Davis
IA – E.J. Huff-Lonergan
VA – A.D. Ealy
MO – A.M. Meyer
MN – T.L. Ward
OK – A.P. Foote
WI – J.J. Parrish
WA – M. Du
AL – J.L. Sartin
ND – K.C. Swanson
KS – R.D. Goodband
CA – J.W. Oltjen
CT – S.A. Reed
IL – M.C. Wulster-Radcliffe*

ASAS Public Policy Committee
AL – D.R. Mulvaney (Chair)
TX – T.A. Davis 
CO – S.L. Archibeque
WI – M.E. Davis
TX – H.R. Cross
VI – R.W. Godfrey
VA – L.W. Randel
ND – L.P. Reynolds
MI – J.C. Swanson
DC – W. Smith
TX – D.R. Tolleson
IL – M.C. Wulster-Radcliffe*

ASAS Nominating Committee
KS – M.D. Tokach (Chair)
TX – T.A. Davis
IA – J.M. Reecy
SD – K.M. Cammack
NC – R. Ekmay
ND – K.A. Vonnahme
GA – F.L. Fluharty
NC – M.E. Davis

ASAS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
CO - S.L. Archibeque
IN - C.C. Croney
NC - R. Ekmay
GA - F.L. Fluharty
TX - A. Garcia-Marquez
KS - M.D. Tokach
TX – T.A. Davis
TX – C.L. Bratcher
VI – R.W. Godfrey
MO – A.M. Meyer
CT - S.A. Reed

ASAS Foundation Committee
IN – W.C. Weldon (Chair)
CO – S.L. Archibeque
TN – W.D. Armstrong
NC – M.E. Davis
AR – E.B. Kegley
MT – M.D. MacNeil
IA – E. Otto-Tice
OK – R.P. Wettemann
NM – G.C. Duff
IL – M.C. Wulster-Radcliffe*

ASAS Council for Accreditation
MN – M. Bauer (Chair)
KS – M.J. Brouk
IN – S.A. Crowder
NM – G.C. Duff
PA – C. Gambino
AL – N.K. Gurung
IA – J.A. Sterle
AR – M.L. Looper
MN – A.E. Wertz-Lutz
WA – M.E. Benson



Special Representatives (2022-2023)

Special representatives are usually joint members between the two societies represented and work to keep the two societies updated.

Assn. for Assessment & Accreditation of Lab. Animal Care Int
IL- J. Salak-Johnson

American Association for the Advancement of Science Council
TX - P.K. Riggs

American Feed Industry Association Nutrition Council
KY–G. L. Cromwell

American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists
AR - M.L. Looper

British Society of Animal Science
J. Capper


Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

European Assoc. for Animal Production
AL- J. Sartin

Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization
CT - T. Hogland

Society for Range Management
TX - D.R. Tolleson

World Association of Animal Production
AL- J. L. Sartin

Annual Meeting Program Committees (2022-2023)

ASAS Annual Meeting Program Committees propose symposia, review abstracts, and help fundraise for the meeting.

*Designated Chair

Overall Programming Committee
OK – A. Foote*
MN – A. Wertz-Lutz
WA – M. Du
WI – E. Davis
TX – T. Davis
VA – A.D. Ealy
OK – S. Gunter
MO – A.M Meyer
MN – T. Ward
CANADA – O. Lopez Campos
IL – M. Wulster-Radcliffe

Animal Behavior and Well-Being
TX – N. Anderson*
WY – B. Alexander
ND – C. Byrd
OR – J. Ranches

Animal Breeding and Genetics
WA – Z. Jiang*
VA – G. Morota
CT – B. Fragomeni
WV – C. Ashwell
CANADA – C. Baes

Animal Health
IN – S. Crowder*
CANADA – G. Cochrane
MD – J. Song
WA – H. Neibergs

Beef Species
FL – R. Mateescu*
ND – B. Neville
TX – J. Sarturi
TX – M. Beck

Companion Animal
PA – A. Dainton*
CANADA – J. Templeman
KS – C.G. Aldrich
IL – M.R. Cattai de Godoy
TN – S.E. Kitts-Morgan
CANADA – A.K. Shoveller
CANADA – C. Cargo-Froom

Comparative Gut Physiology
CO – H. Han*
ND – K. Swanson
KY – J. Klotz
IA – S. Pearce

Forages and Pastures
TX – W.B. Smith*
CA – O. Gekara
KY – F. Harrelson
ND – C. Tobin

Growth and Development
IL – A. Dilger*
UT – K. Thornton-Kurth
Ecuador – J. Miranda Yuquilema
CANADA – M. Duarte

Horse Species
CO – J. Bruemmer*
MT – A. Bradbery
FL – T. Hansen
ND – C. Hammer

Meat Science and Muscle Biology
CO – M. Nair*
TX – T. Tennant
TX – S. White-Springer
TX – J. Cooper

Nonruminant Nutrition
NC – S. Kim*
SD – E. Weaver
AL – M. Rudar
TX – E. Posey

Physiology & Endocrinology
TX – N.C. Burdick Sanchez*
TN – Y. Chen
IL – J. Loor
KS – V. Gomez León

Production, Management, and Environment
FL – C. Bandyk*
SC – M. Hersom
CANADA – O. Durunna
ND – Z. Carlson

Ruminant Nutrition
LA – G. Scaglia*
AL – W.B. Smith
KY – D. Harmon
WA – K. Johnson

Small Ruminant (Sheep & Goat combined)
NE – T. Murphy*
NC – A. Weaver
OH – B. Campbell
ID – M. Ellison

Swine Species
IN – J. Johnson*
MN – A.J. Mercado
NC – R. Ekmay
TX – A. Petry

Teaching/ Undergraduate and Graduate Education
TX – K. Dunlap*
CT – A. Safran
KY – P. Harrelson
NE – T. Schmidt
TX – J. Cooper

Award Committees (2022-2023)

Award committees and participation on the committees is defined in the rules associated with an award. Award committees are posted after all nominations are received for the year, as the structure of the committee often changes to avoid conflict of interest.

IN - O. Adeola
NE - K. Anderson
KY - L. Anderson
IA - L. Baumgard
TX - C. Bratcher
ND - J. Caton
KY - R. Coffey
KY - R. Coleman
WI - T. Crenshaw
NE - A.S. Cupp
NC - E. Davis
TX - T.A. Davis
KS - M. Day
IA - J. Dekkers
WA - M. Du
SC - S. Duckett
NM - G.C. Duff
Australia - F. Dunshea


VA - A. Ealy
CO - T. Engle
OK - A.P. Foote
NE - R. Funston
IA - N. Gabler
VT - D. Gerrard
MO - R. Godfrey
OK - S.A. Gunter
MO - D. Hammernik
France - J. Hocquette
AR - E.B. Kegley
TX - X. Kerth
OK - D. Lalman
ND - G. Lardy
NY - X. Lei
NE - C. Lents
NE - R. Lewis
AR - M. Looper

MT - M. MacNeil
NC - C. Maltecca
Canada - F. Miglior
NE - P. Miller
NC - J.A. Moore
FL - P. Moriel
WI - H. Neibergs
VT - D. Notter
KS - K.C. Olson
IA - J. Patience
MO - D. Patterson
TX - K. Pohler
NC - M. Poore
OK - R. Ramananthan
IA - J. Reecy
CT - S. Reed
NE - G. Rohrer
Italy - A. Rosati

AL - J. Sartin
ND - C. Schauer
FL - J. Scheffler
VA - K.O. Smedley
TX - L. Tedeschi
KS - M.D. Tokach
KY - K. Urschel
ND - K. Vonnahame
MN- T.L. Ward
FL - L. Warren
IN - W.C. Weldon
MN - A.E. Wertz-Lutz
OK - B. Wettemann
IN - J. Woodworth
ID - J. Yelich
CT - S. Zinn

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