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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 for 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
NM - G.C. Duff (Chair)
AR - E.B. Kegley
KS - M.D. Tokach
IN - W.C. Weldon
CO - S.L. Archibeque
CT -  K.E. Govoni
GA - J.A. Daniel
IL - M.C. Wulster-Radcliffe*
IL - J.E. Bartlett*

Finance Committee
IN - W.C. Weldon (Chair)
NM - G.C. Duff
KS - M.D. Tokach
AR - E.B. Kegley
CO - S.L. Archibeque
OK - D.L. VanOverbeke
KY - R.D. Coffey
IL - M.C. Wulster-Radcliffe*

ASAS Membership Committee
SD - K.M. Cammack (Chair)
NM - G.C. Duff 
KS - M.D. Tokach
VI - R.W. Godfrey
CT - K.E. Govoni
MN - T.L. Ward
TX - T.H. Welsh
NM - E.J. Scholljegerdes
TX - J.R. Hall
NM - E. Melchior
IL - J.E. Bartlett*
IL - M.E. Burnett*


General Committees/Working Groups (2020-2021)

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
CT - K.E. Govoni  (Chair)
AR - E.B. Kegley
TX - C.A. Gill
GA - J. A. Daniel
OK - A.P. Foote
OK - S.A. Gunter
AL - J.L. Sartin
ND - K.C. Swanson
VA - S.E. Johnson
CA - J.W. Oltjen
IL - M.C. Wulster-Radcliffe*

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


ASAS Nominating Committee

NC - T.A. Armstrong
SD - J.P. Cassady
CT - K.E. Govoni
AR - E.B. Kegley 
ND - K.A. Vonnahme 
IN - W.C. Weldon

Special Representatives (2018-2019)

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
NE- J. C. Whittier

American Society of Agronomy
WI–E. G. Bergfeld

British Society of Animal Science
C. Reynolds


Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
NM- G. Duff

European Assoc. for Animal Production
AL- J. Sartin

Latin American Association of Animal Production
NE–E. Casas
NV–L. Gomez-Raya

Mexican Association for Animal Science
Mexico–G. Villalobos

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 (2019-2020)

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

*Designated Chair

Overall Programming Committee

OK - D.L. VanOverbeke*
CO - S. Archibeque
CANADA - C. Baes
ND - J. Caton
OK - A. Foote
GA - I. Misztal
WI - G. Rosa
IA - E. Otto Tice
AR - E. Kegley
IL - M.C. Wulster-Radcliffe

Animal Behavior & Well-Being

TX - C.L. Daigle*

Animal Breeding and Genetics

TX - C.A. Gill*
NE - T.A. Rathje
S Korea - C. Jayanath Gajaweera

Animal Health

MN - M. Saqui-Salces*
CANADA - E.M. Ibeagha-Awemu
TX - J.W. Johnson

Beef Species

NM - C.G. Duff*
TX - B.P. Holland
TX - S. Trojan
FL - R. Mateescu

Companion Animal

MO - K.A. Barry*
CANADA - R. Donadelli
IL - M.R. Cattai de Godoy
IL - K.S. Swanson
KS - C.G. Aldrich
IL - G.C. Fahey
TN - S.E. Kitts-Morgan
CA - K.R. Kerr

Comparative Gut Physiology

CANADA - E. Khafipour*
HI - R. Jha
CANADA - M. Steele
WI - A. Blanchard

Forages and Pastures 

TX - W.B. Smith*
AR - E.B. Kegley
MT - S. Wyffels

Growth and Development

CANADA - A. Cánovas*
GA - G.J. Hausman
AL - C. Foradori
IL - A. Dilger

Horse Species

TX - S. White*
MO - R. Jacobs
CT - S. Reed

Meat Science and Muscle Biology

WA - M. Du*
GA - J. Gonzalez
AL - J. Sawyer

Nonruminant Nutrition

VA - S.W. El-Kadi*
TX - A. Rakhshandeh
CANADA - M. Pourabedin

Physiology & Endocrinology 

NM - A.F. Summers*
MI - J.E. Larson
TN - Y. Chen
VA - A. Ealy
TX - N.C. Burdick Sanchez
IL - J. Loor

Production, Management & the Environment

MO - E.A. Bailey*
IN - B.T. Richert
AR - M. Looper

Ruminant Nutrition

WY - S.I. Paisley*
FL - M.J. Hersom
TX - R.C. Anderson
LA - G. Scaglia
TX - W.B. Smith

Small Ruminant (Sheep & Goat combined)

OH - A. Relling*
ECUADOR - C. Ponce
FL - R. Mateescu

Swine Species

TX - A. Rakhshandeh*
NC - M. Knauer
UK - W. Li


Teaching/Undergraduate & Graduate Education

CT - S.A Zinn*
WA - N.A. Irlbeck
ND - C. Pickworth
KS - D. Nichols

Award Committees (2019-2020)

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.

WY - B.M. Alexander
CO - S.L. Archibeque
NC - T.A. Armstrong
NM - R.L. Ashley
Canada - C. Baes
OK - P.A. Beck
Australia - A.W. Bell
SD - K.M. Cammack
NE - A.C. Clutter
KY - R.D. Coffey
KY - R.J. Coleman
NE - M.S. Crouse
NE - A.S. Cupp
GA - J.A. Daniel
TX - T.A. Davis
Australia - F.R. Dunshea
WA - M. Due


NM - G.C. Duff
IN - P.D. Ebner
CO - T.E. Engle
Canada - C. Farmer
Argentina - C.R. Feldkamp
OK - A.P. Foote
MT - T.W. Geary
KS - R.D. Goodband
CT - K.E. Govoni
OK - S.A. Gunter
ID - J.B. Hall
FL - P.J. Hansen
CO - T.R. Hansen
MI - G.M. Hill
VA - S.E. Johnson
IL - D.F. Jones
CA - E. Kebreab

AR - E.B. Kegley
NE - C.R. Krehbiel
NY - X.G. Lei
NE - C.A. Lents
IA - E.J. Hugg-Lonergan
AR - M.L. Looper
IL - J.J. Loor
KY - K.R. McLeod
Canada - F. Miglior
CA - J.W. Oltjen
KS - K.C. Olson
IN - D.E. Orr
WI - J.J. Parrish
TX - K.G. Pohler
IN - J.S. Radcliffe
NE - T.A. Rathje
WI - G.J.M. Rosa

AL - J.L. Sartin
NM - E.J. Scholljegerdes
NE - S.D. Shackelford
IL - H.H. Stein
TX - L.O. Tedeschi
TX - D.R. Tolleson
CA - A.L. Van Eenennam
OK - D.L. VanOverbeke
MO - T.L. Veum
IN - W.C. Weldon
TX - T.H. Welsh
OK - R.P. Wettemann
TX - G. Wu
ID - J.V. Yelich
Canada - R.T. Ziljstra
CT - S.A. Zinn






















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