Honoring service and commitment: 
Dr. Barbara P. Glenn, 2015 ASAS Industry Fellow 


Dr. Barbara P. Glenn is one of the most respected advocates of animal agriculture in the U.S. At the 2015 Joint Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, Glenn was recognized as the ASAS Industry Fellow.

Glenn began her research career in 1982. She became a Research Dairy Scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, MD.  In that position, she conducted research on energy and protein metabolism in lactating dairy cows for 17 years. 

Following her research career, Glenn would have various leadership positions sharing her scientific, animal agriculture knowledge. In Washington, D.C. she has moved from the Executive Vice President-Scientific Liaison for the Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS) to Managing Director of Animal Biotechnology in the Food and Agriculture Section at the Biotechnology Industry Organization to Senior Vice President of Science and Regulatory Affairs for CropLife America. Currently, Glenn is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA).

She has worn many hats: successful researcher, testifying before FDA, EPA, and the Senate Agriculture Committee, developing policies and regulations to support agriculture through crop protection, and developing allies for agricultural legislature.

Glenn was the first woman to be elected and serve as President of the American Society of Animal Science. She has also been Chair of the Coalition on Funding Agricultural Research Missions (Co-FARM) and is a Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  She was nominated and served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources.  Also, she served on the Food and Drug Administration’s Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee. 

Glenn recognized early that to advance research, teaching and education in animal sciences, we must work together in key organizations to support our profession. Her voice in animal agriculture has definitely carried over into the American Society of Animal Science.

In recognition of Glenn’s contributions to agricultural science policy and to ASAS, the Barb Glenn Appreciation Club was initiated in 2013. This fund is being used to help support student interns in animal agriculture policy in Washington, D.C. Glenn selflessly takes time to coach, teach, and spend time with the interns while they are in D.C. She guarantees they have support and friendship when the work day is over.

“Barb made sure we weren’t lonely in the evenings,” said Maci Lienemann, a 2015 D.C. policy intern supported by the Barb Glenn Appreciation club. “We were able to network with her and the other interns at NASDA and it made the experience more enjoyable.” 

Honoring enthusiasm for the Image Gallery:
Dr. Harold Hafs

There are many ASAS Fellows and Foundation Donors who deserve to be honored for their service and commitment to ASAS and the Foundation. In this article, ASAS would like to recognize the commitment of Dr. Harold Hafs, ASAS Fellow and Foundation Donor, to The Animal Science Image Gallery.

Since early 2014, Dr. Hafs has contributed monthly articles about the Gallery's digital collection of images, animations and videos to Taking Stock. He also played an integral role in the development of the Gallery several years ago. His dedication to sharing information about the digital images in the Gallery helps to enhance their use in teaching and in outreach programs that promote animal sciences.

Throughout his career, Dr. Hafs, an ASAS Fellow and Foundation donor, has graciously accepted and served in various leadership roles within ASAS and other professional societies. He has served on the Board of Directors and was a founding member and chair of the Foundation Board of Trustees.

The Harold D. Hafs Appreciation Club was established to honor Dr. Hafs many contributions to ASAS. Funds from this club, in collaboration with funds from the Zimbelman, Glenn, Britt and Boyd Appreciation Clubs, are used to support the ASAS Science Policy Summer Internship Program in Washington, D.C.

Thank you, Dr. Hafs, for your support of ASAS!

Honoring service and commitment:
Dr. Debra Aaron

Aaron_Debra photoASAS President Dr. Debra Aaron embraces animal science education, research and leadership in the animal sciences. Aaron, a professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Kentucky, has a passion for animal science and teaching that has made her a leader in the livestock industry and in ASAS.

During her career, Aaron has served as a member of 12 Southern Section committees. Because of her interest in teaching, Aaron has chaired committees like the Academic Quadrathlon committee and the Graduate Student Paper Competition Committee. Aaron also served on the Southern Section Board of Directors. In 2002, she was elected Southern Section President, making her the first woman to hold that office.

In 2012, Aaron was named a fellow in the teaching category of the American Society of Animal Science. 
In 2013, the ASAS Southern Section presented her with a Distinguished Service Award, which is given to researchers for outstanding service to the livestock industry. 

Aaron is known for her devotion to animal science education and develops courses that engage students in the classroom. In addition to her strong teaching commitment, Aaron has maintained a significant presence in the animal breeding and production/management research arenas.