Thank You ASAS Foundation Partners


Foundation Partners

The ASAS Foundation expresses heartfelt appreciation for the generosity of our ASAS members and corporate partners, making what the ASAS Foundation does possible! We are thankful for every gift we receive.

In 2022 - Foundation activity by the numbers:

1 –   Agriculture intern supported in D.C.

4 –   Distinguished Lectures

5 –   Symposia, supporting 32 renowned speakers

6 –   Graduate student and young animal scientists travel scholarships

10 – Travel scholarships to WCGALP

14 – Graduate students recognized with prestigious awards

24 – Professional ASAS members recognized with prestigious awards

In addition, the ASAS Foundation enhanced Opening Session, supported student competitions, and encourages young students to pursue animal science with the Jr. Animal Scientist program and more!


This means that while you are giving back to your "home society," you are also paying it forward to current and future animal scientists. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!


"My membership in ASAS was instrumental in developing my professional career in swine nutrition. I support the ASAS Foundation to ensure the next generation of animal scientists have these opportunities as well, and so the current animal science community has a venue for the exchange of scientific knowledge and ideas."


Ellen Davis, PhD
Swine Technical Service Manager
Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production


"ASAS has been my professional home society since 1976. Over time, the benefits of interacting with other members of the ASAS have been innumerable. My contributions to the ASAS Foundation allow me to pay-forward some of the contributions ASAS members have made to my career"

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Michael MacNeil, PhD
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ASAS Foundation Giving Partners

The American Society of Animal Science Foundation, the philanthropic branch of ASAS, is made possible through the generosity of our members, corporate partners, and friends of ASAS. We thank you, our donors, by recognizing you as a Partner with us!

ASAS Partner, Individual: <$1,000 and Corporate: <$2,500

Pacesetter Partner, Individual: $1,000-$2,499 and Corporate: $2,500-$4,999

Trailblazer Partner, Individual: $2,5000-$4,999 and Corporate: $5,000-$9,999

Visionary Partner, Individual: $5,000+ and Corporate: $10,000+

1908 Society PartnerYour Vision. Our Thanks. The 1908 Society recognizes our most generous supporters who have established
their own legacy with an ASAS Foundation fund. Become a 1908 Society partner by establishing your own Named Endowed Fund or by adding your name to an Advancement Fund or another ASAS Foundation fund of your choice. Both options are visionary and generous  acts that help preserve the ASAS mission well into the future while creating your own legacy. To learn more, download the ASAS 1908 Society Case Statement

All partners will be recognized at events; their names will be listed on our website and printed in recognition materials. All requests for anonymity will be respected. 

2023 Giving Partners:

Every gift, of any amount, has made a difference! On behalf of the ASAS members who will benefit from your generosity – THANK YOU!

ASAS Partners:
Taiwo Adewoye
Paul Beck
Robert Bellows
Amy Brainard
Christy Bratcher
Neil Brown
Bonnie Burr
Jose Charal
Robert Collier
Larry Cundiff
Jay Daniel
Ellen Davis
Glenn Duff
Peixin Fan
Richard Faris
Russell Fent
Sharon Freeman
Kristen Govoni
Ronnie Green
Deb Hamernik

ASAS Partners:
Lauren Hanna
Karun Kaniyamattam
Beth Kegley
Jamie and Michael Looney
Mike Looper
Allison Meyer
Kirsten Midkiff
Gretchen Myers Hill
Holly Neibergs
Sawyer Nickell
Payne Nikita
Emily Otto-Tice
Michael Parsley
Heather Pechtl
Scott Radcliffe and
Meghan Wulster-Radcliffe
James Reecy
Sarah Reed
Rebecca Rose
Amy Safran

ASAS Partners:
Guillermo Scaglia 
CiCi Sowers
Chad Stahl
Scott Tilton
Mike Tokach
Abhinav Upadhyay
Kim Vonnahme
Terry Ward
Edward Webb
Dale Weber
Bill Weldon
Aimee Wertz-Lutz
Bob and Grace Wettemann
Bryon Wiegand
Zhaohui Yang
Chaoyu Zhai
Steve Zinn


Pacesetter Partners:
Dave and Carol Anderson
Garth Boyd
Beef Improvement Federation
Dale Hill

Trailblazer Partners:
United Soybean Board

2022 Giving Partners:

ASAS Partners:

Elton "Abe" Aberle
Nirosh Aluthge
Dave and Carol Anderson
Shawn Archibeque
Michael Azain
Justin Bartlett
Larissa Becker
Jessica Bedore
Donald Beitz
Darlene Bloxham
Kerri Bochantin
Amy Brainard
Christy Bratcher
Jennifer Brown
Michael Bruss
Nicole Burdick Sanchez
James Carpenter
Joel Caton
Richard Coffey
N. Andy Cole
Plains Nutrition Council
Teresa Davis
Brenda De Rodas
Ryan and Anna Dilger
Min Du
Glenn Duff
Chantal Farmer
Francis Fluharty
Cleve Fontenot
Andrew Foote
Daniel Gianola
Clare Gill
Benton Glaze
Robert Godfrey
Kristen Govoni
Stacey Gunter
Jerica Hall
Palmer Holden
Katherine Jackson
Avery James
Darrell Johnson

ASAS Partners:

Jay Johnson
Dustan Jones
Beth Kegley
Alyssa LaPietra
Dennis Liptrap
Charles Looney
Mike Looper
James Males
Dennis Marple
Allison Meyer
Mark Mirando
Grace Moeller
Kimberly Mullenix
Untied Media
Holly Neibergs
Ralph Noble
William Oliver
William Olson
Emily Otto-Tice
Daniel Poole
Sarah Reed
Jerica Rich
Kelley Rogers
Fredrik Sandberg
Helga Sauerwein
Eric Scholljegerdes
Aubrey Schroeder
Fredrick Stormshak
Becky Wise Potter and Tim Wise
Mike and Lisa Tokach
Tom Troxel
Comfort Ukim
Joao Mauricio Vendramini
Kimberly Vonnahme
Terry Ward
Eric Weaver
Aime Wertz-Lutz
Jack Whittier
Jiyuan Zhu

Pacesetter Partners:

American Hereford Association
Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production 
Dwight and Judy Armstrong
Michael Brumm
Joseph Cassady
Lee Chiba
Tom and Connie Crenshaw
Richard Frahm
Mike and Charlotte Galyean
Dale Grosbach
Gary Hartnell
Gretchen Myers Hill
Robert Kraeling
Don Kress
Mike MacNeil
David Notter
Steve and Shauna Pollmann
Scott Radcliffe and
Meghan Wulster-Radcliffe
Thomas Rathje
Allan Schinckel
Jerry Spears
Alison Van Eenennaam
Bill and Paula Weldon
Tom Welsh

Trailblazer Partners:

United Soybean Board
R. Dean and Marsha Boyd
Archie Clutter
Ellen Davis
Richard Tait, Jr. and Amanda Ramer-Tait  


Visionary Partners:

James and Suzanne Pillen
Bob and Grace Wettemann
Robert Zimbelman


1908 Society Partners:
Jeffrey and Sharon Armstrong
Todd  and Angie Armstrong
W. Dwight and Judy Armstrong

1908 Society Partners

Dwight Armstrong, Jeffrey Armstrong & Todd Armstrong Our Story
Armstrong Leadership Award Guidelines

As a thank you for your generosity, you will receive one of these Collector Magnets each year that you make a difference in our members’ lives with a charitable contribution.


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These magnets exemplify your generosity and commitment to changing the lives of current and future

animal scientists with your support of the ASAS Foundation.



"It is truly an honor to be the recipient of the Wettemann Graduate Scholar in Physiology Award in 2022 and to be recognized for my scientific advancements in the field of reproductive physiology. I would personally like to thank the generous supporters of ASAS Foundation’s Bob Wettemann Appreciation Club that makes this award possible. Recognition such as this acknowledges and celebrates the dedication and hard work that is required to execute research for the advancement of the animal science industry."

Katherine Halloran

Katherine M. Halloran
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Michigan

“I would like to thank the generous supporters of ASAS Foundation’s Wilson G. Pond Appreciation Club for providing me with a unique opportunity to attend the 19th International Congress on Animal Reproduction (ICAR) during my doctoral program. ICAR gathers scientists from all around the globe in the field of reproductive physiology, and it is only held every four years; therefore, it was a great opportunity to network and present my research.” 

Felipe Alves Correa Carvalho da Silva

Felipe Alves Corrêa Carvalho da Silva
Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Animal Sciences
University of Florida

"ASAS has been a foundational aspect of my career and personal life for more than four decades.  Starting from my first annual meeting in 1975 to editorial service for JAS over the years, membership on the Board of Directors, leadership positions in the Society, and lasting friendships formed through the years, ASAS has been a constant and positive part of my life.  Giving back to ASAS through the support of the Foundation has been a small way that Charlotte and I can express our gratitude for what ASAS has meant to us."

Mike Galyean

Mike Galyean,
Professor and Provost
Texas Tech University
Department of Animal and Food Sciences

"It is with great honor and humility that I accepted the 2022 ASAS President’s Award for International Achievements in Animal Science in Oklahoma City this last June. After 36 years as a research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, this Award is most important because it provides confirmation that the work I have done over the years was useful, meaningful, and appreciated by the scientific community. This is really a unique and most welcome token of appreciation and I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all the people who generously supported the ASAS Foundation’s James Sartin Appreciation Club for making this Award possible. Please continue to do so in order for others to continue benefiting from it."

Chantal Farmer

Chantal Farmer, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Swine Lactation Biology
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada / Government of Canada

"Receiving the H. Allen Tucker Lactation and Endocrinology Award in 2021 was the culmination of my students’ work on lactation genomics that began in 2006. Their enthusiasm for generating and interpreting genome data in a physiological context has been instrumental in moving the field forward. This award is a testament to their perseverance and passion for learning."

Juan Loor

Juan Loor,
Professor, Animal Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"The H. Allen Tucker Graduate Student Travel Scholarship in 2021 was one of the most honorable and prestigious awards that I was able to accomplish at the ASAS 2021 conference. This award meant a lot to me, especially because it was named after Dr. Tucker who was one of the most distinguished professors in Physiology. This travel scholarship allowed me to participate in ASAS 2021 and present my research in person to not only the other graduate students and the faculties but also to people in the animal industry."

Parniyan Goodarzi

Parniyan Goodarzi,
Graduate Research Assistant, Animal and Food Sciences
Oklahoma State University


Dr. Barb Glenn served as President of the American Society of Animal Science (1996-1997) and she is a Fellow of ASAS and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She served as the scientific voice for national policies and federal regulations related to animal or crop agriculture from the 1990s until her retirement in 2021. Contributions to the Barb Glenn Appreciation Club are used in conjunction with the Louis Boyd, Jack Britt, Harold Hafs, and Robert Zimbelman Appreciation Clubs to support undergraduate or graduate student interns in animal agriculture policy in Washington, D.C.


2021 Giving Partners:

Pauline Aad
Gary Apgar
Dwight Armstrong
Jeffrey Armstrong
Donald Beerman
Gary Bennett
Mark Bertram
Cecily Bishop
Christy Bratcher
Michael Brumm
Michael Bruss
David Buchanan
Melissa Burnett
James Carpenter
Teresa Casey
Hilario Cordoba
Nancy Cox

Larry Cundiff
Ellen Davis
Teresa Davis
Brenda De Rodas
Lindsey Eaton
Ashley Edwards
Richard Enns
Chantal Farmer
Franics Fluharty
Mindi Freed
Kristie Gallacher
Michael Galyean
Melvin Greeley
Gary Harnell
Gretchen Hill
Elizabeth Hines
Maynard Hogberg
Barb Howe
Michael Galyean
Robert Godfrey

Katherine Jackson
Elizabeth Kegley
Walter Koers
Greg Lardy
Greg Lewis
Dennis Liptrap
Brittni Littlejohn
Michael Looper
Michael MacNeil
James Males
Dennis Marple
Harry Mersmann
Phillip Miller
William Olson
Donald Orr

Matthew Poore
Thomas Rathje
Lawrence Reynolds
Wayne Schiefelbein
Aubrey Schroeder
Mike Tokach
Tom Troxel
Jose Vasconcelos
Kimberly Vonnahme
Steven Washburn
William Weldon
Robert P. Wettemann
Jack Whittier
Tim Wilson
Meghan Wulster-Radcliffe

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