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    Jun
    05
    Meet one of our D.C. interns: Alyssa Condon


    ASAS has chosen six Science Policy interns for summer 2017. We are pleased to introduce Alyssa Condon, who is interning in the Washington D.C. office of Congressman Joe Courtney. 

    Alyssa writes:

    I am going to be a senior at the University of Connecticut. Currently, I am double majoring in animal science and resource economics. I originally entered UConn as a pre-vet student, but during my studies I fell in love with agriculture and changed my course.

    On campus, I am a member of Sigma Alpha, the professional agriculture sorority. This past year, I served as philanthropy chair, coordinating our community service events. I also served as secretary of UConn’s chapter of Block and Bridle, and next year will be the Vice President of Dairy Club. I’m also an ambassador for the College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources. As an ambassador, I represent the college at open houses and speak to prospective students about choosing UConn.


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    Jun
    05
    New articles in TAS Just Published


    There are new articles in the Just Published section of Translational Animal Science. Watch for Issue 2 of TAS to be available soon.

    Some of the newest articles added to Just Published include:

    Development of highly digestible animal feed from lignocellulosic biomass Part 1: Oxidative lime pretreatment (OLP) and ball milling of forage sorghum – M. Falls, D. Meysing, S. Lonkar, C. Liang, M. N. Karim, G. Carstens, L. O. Tedeschi and M. T. Holtzapple

    Development of highly digestible animal feed from lignocellulosic biomass Part 2: Oxidative lime pretreatment (OLP) and shock treatment of corn stover – M. Falls, D. Meysing, C. Liang, M. N. Karim, G. Carstens, L. O. Tedeschi and M. T. Holtzapple


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    Jun
    05
    Great symposia planned for Annual Meeting


    There are more than 15 symposia taking place at, or in conjunction with, the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show, taking place next month, in Baltimore, Maryland. 

    Here are just a few symposia to check out:

    Saturday, July 8: BOLFA Symposium: The Biology of Lactation – From Genes to Cells to Milk

    Saturday, July 8: ASAS-ASN Pre-conference Symposium: The Role of Animal Sourced Foods in Ensuring Food Security and National Security


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    Jun
    02
    In memory: Dr. Wilson G. Pond


    ASAS has learned of the death of Dr. Wilson G. Pond on May 22, 2017. Dr. Pond served the society in many ways, including as an editor-in-chief of the Journal of Animal Science (1976-1978), as well as an ASAS president (1980-1981). He was an ASAS Fellow and received numerous national and international awards including the most prestigious award in Animal Science, the Morrison Award, for his career work in the field of non-ruminant nutrition.

    According to Dr. Pond’s obituary, provided by his son, Dr. Kevin Pond (Colorado State University Department of Animal Sciences), memorials may be made to the ASAS Foundation Wilson G. Pond Appreciation Club, P.O. Box 7410, Champaign, IL 61826 or the Pond Dakota Mission Heritage Society, Bloomington, MN.

    Obituary of Wilson Gideon Pond

    February 16, 1930 – May 22, 2017


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    Jun
    02
    Countdown to Western Section Meeting


    The 2017 Western Section Meeting is fast approaching. The meeting will be held June 20-23, in Fargo, North Dakota at the FargoDome. Here are some important updates and reminders!

    We look forward to seeing you in Fargo!

     


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    Jun
    01
    Submit symposia ideas for 2018 Midwest Meeting


    ADSA® Midwest Branch and ASAS Midwestern Section members are invited to submit their ideas for symposia for the 2018 Midwest Meeting. Submitting symposia ideas provides membership with the opportunity to steer the direction of the meetings and ensures that the Midwest program is timely and of interest. These ideas will be forwarded to the program committees for review and possible development into a symposium.

    Please follow the link below to the submission form. The symposia idea submission deadline is June 30, 2017.
    Submit a Symposium Suggestion


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    Jun
    01
    FFAR request for applications


    The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is accepting applications through August 2, 2017, for its Accelerating Advances in Animal Welfare program, the first initiative within the FFAR Protein Challenge. $2 million is available!

    Program Overview


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    Jun
    01
    ASAS bids farewell to Program Director


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    The American Society of Animal Science bids farewell to staff member Samantha Walker.

    Samantha has held the position of Program Director since June 2015. During this time, she managed scientific program content for the four sectional meetings and the ASAS annual meeting. Please join ASAS in wishing Samantha all the best as she pursues new educational opportunities!

    For scientific programming assistance, please contact asas@asas.org.


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    May
    30
    Annual Meeting early registration deadline extended!


    At the request of the membership, the early registration deadline for the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show has been extended! Rates will increase at 11:59 PM (CDT) Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

    Register today to take advantage of the discounted meeting registration rates of up to $150 for the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show in Baltimore, Maryland from July 8-12, 2017. Rates will increase at 11:59 PM (CDT) Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

     

    See you in Baltimore!


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    May
    26
    Proposed FY 2018 budget prompts response





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    May
    26
    Registration rates going up!


    Register today to take advantage of discounted meeting registration rates of up to $150 for the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show in Baltimore, Maryland, July 8-12. Rates will increase at midnight (CDT) on May 26, 2017.

    See you in Baltimore!


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    May
    26
    Attend ASAS-ASN food security symposium


    Join ASAS and the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) in July for a pre-conference symposium focused on “The Role of Animal Sourced Foods in Ensuring Food Security and National Security.” The day-long symposium will be held Saturday, July 8, in Baltimore, Maryland, prior to the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show, which takes place July 8-12 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

    The pre-conference is a ticketed event, so please make sure to add it to your meeting registration. Cost is $150 for professionals and $35 for students.

    Conference co-chair, Dr. Teresa Davis, will kick off the symposium with a presentation on the Nutritional and social importance of animal sourced proteins.

    Invited speakers will explore the relationships between food security, nutrition and health, and political stability from a global perspective. Some of the speakers include:


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    May
    26
    Meet one of our D.C. interns: Tyler Madison Roberts




    Tyler is a senior earning a dual degree in animal science and agricultural communications and journalism at Texas A&M University.

    Raised on her family’s commercial sheep and cattle operation, Tyler developed a love for agriculture at a young age. Growing up, she was heavily involved in both 4-H and FFA, showing lambs and competing in judging and leadership activities across the state.

    Tyler continued her involvement in agriculture by participating in a variety of student organizations and activities at Texas A&M. During her three years at the university, she has been an active member of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Student Council, Pi Beta Phi Sorority, Saddle & Sirloin, Aron and Mary Lois Savell Leadership Mentor Group, Study Abroad, and the 2016 Texas A&M Meat Judging Team. In 2015, Tyler testified to the Natural Resources Committee at the Texas State Capitol in Austin.


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    May
    22
    ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show updates


    Register today to take advantage of the discounted meeting registration rates of up to $150 for the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show in Baltimore, Maryland, July 8-12, 2017. Rates will increase on May 26, 2017.

     

    See you in Baltimore!


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    May
    22
    Cell Biology Symposium at Annual





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    May
    19
    Treat yourself to some great symposia at Annual Meeting


    There are more than 15 symposia sessions taking place at, or in conjunction with, the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show, July 8-12, in Baltimore, Maryland. Here are just a few to check out!

    Saturday, July 8: BOLFA Symposium: The Biology of Lactation – From Genes to Cells to Milk

    Monday, July 10: Research Technology Symposium (focuses on ruminant and grazing research)

    Monday, July 10:PANCOSMA Comparative Gut Physiology Symposium


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    May
    18
    Comment on proposed ASAS Strategic Plan


    The ASAS 2017 Strategic Planning Committee and the ASAS Board of Directors are excited to release our proposed FY 2017 – FY 2022 Strategic Plan to the ASAS membership for comment. This version of the strategic plan is the result of 2 committee retreats, a board survey, board review, input from over 30 external stakeholders (individuals and groups), countless member interviews, 10 focus groups, membership surveys, and sectional board input. ASAS prides itself in soliciting and using membership input to write and prioritize the future direction and goals for the Society.

    Please send comments concerning the plan to stratplan@asas.org by June 9, 2017. This will give the committee time to adjust the plan if needed. The final plan will be presented to the membership at the 2017 ASAS Business Meeting with an electronic vote following the meeting.

     


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    May
    18
    Northeast grad student video competition


    Northeast members: This year, the Northeast ADSA/ASAS will be holding its first graduate student video abstract competition. These videos will allow graduate students in the Northeast to present their research in a non-traditional format, use creative techniques and new technologies, and practice their scientific salesmanship.

    The five-minute videos should focus on an aspect of the student’s research, and educate the viewer on the importance of the work to the field of animal science. Students are encouraged to be creative! Full details and submission guidelines are available at: asas.org/membership-services/asas-sections/northeast-section/graduate-video-competition.

    Videos must be submitted by midnight (EST) on June 5, 2017.

    For additional details, contact Sarah Reed (sarah.reed@uconn.edu).


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    May
    18
    Boost your career with these courses



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    May
    18
    Mice with 3D-printed ovaries give birth to live young


    Here is an interesting development in the world of science: Mice have successfully reproduced after being implanted with bioprosthetic ovaries created with a 3-D printer, according to research published in Nature Communications.

    Read a summary of the research in Mice Successfully Reproduce with 3-D Printed Ovaries in TheScientist online.

    The research has important implications for cancer patients of child-bearning age whose cancer treatments have left them sterile.

    Source: SmartBrief, Inc.


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