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  • Jan
    23
    Lactation pre-conference at annual meeting


    The Triennial Lactation Symposium and Biology of Lactation of Farm Animals (BOLFA) will occur as a pre-conference to the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show. Make plans to attend this pre-conference on July 8, 2017! The speaker line up is one of the most impressive in BOLFA history.



    “The Biology of Lactation – From Genes to Cells to Milk” includes:

    View the meeting registration brochure for full meeting details.


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  • Jan
    19
    Join us for Kunkle Beef Symposium




    The symposium schedule is as follows:

    Abstracts for this symposium can be found in the Abstract book. View the Southern Section Program book.

    Photo from the 2016 Bill E. Kunkle Interdisciplinary Beef Symposium


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  • Jan
    19
    Call for nominations for 2017-2018 ASAS Board


    ASAS is now accepting nominations for the 2017-2018 ASAS Board. Leadership positions open for election in 2017-2018 include President Elect and 3 Director-At-Large Positions. 

    To serve on the ASAS Board of Directors: Most board positions are 3-year terms and are elected by the membership (Sectional directors are elected by the sections, JAS Editor-in-Chief is appointed, and Foundation Chair is elected by the Foundation). Leadership positions open for election in 2017-2018 include:

    Please send nominations or a statement of interest in running for one of these positions to Dr. Mike Looper (ASAS Past President and Chair of Nominating Committee) at: looper@uark.edu or to the ASAS staff at asas@asas.org.

    ASAS collects names for nominations to leadership positions and for service all year, but to be considered for service in the 2017-2018 election cycle, please submit names by February 20, 2017.


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  • Jan
    19
    New lectureship at Southern


    The Executive Committee of the Southern Section is pleased to announce the establishment of an annual invited lectureship to the Physiology Section of the Southern Section annual meeting. The Ronald D. Randel Lectureship honors Dr. Randel’s contributions to the field of animal physiology and endocrinology. His contributions have benefited animal agriculture around the world. Dedicating his research career to investigating the reproductive physiology of beef cattle, especially for tropically adapted breeds, Dr. Randel evaluated the role of nutrition on reproduction, elucidated the fundamental reproductive biology of Brahman cattle, developed strategies to reduce livestock production risks and resolved practical problems in beef cattle reproduction. This year he will be honored by a two-part lectureship at the beginning of each Physiology Session.

    The following talks will take place at the 2017 meeting:

    The Annual Meeting of the Southern Section will be held in Franklin, Tennessee on February 4-7, at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. Register online. A printable registration form is also available.

    Industry and Academic Pre-Conference Summit on Delivery Systems for Protein and Energy Supplements.


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  • Jan
    17
    Job outlook good for Animal Science majors


    Good news for the field of animal science! According to a StartClass article posted on December 21, 2016, college students majoring in Animal and Plant Sciences, as well as Agriculture, have some of the lowest post-graduate unemployment rates. In fact, Animal and Plant Sciences ranked #9 out of 26 college majors with the lowest unemployment rates post-graduation! Agriculture (in general) came in #2 out of 26. 

    Read the StartClass article, College Majors with the Lowest Post-Graduation Unemployment.

    See which majors have the lowest post-grad unemployment rates, and specifically how Animal and Plant Sciences ranked and Agriculture in general.

    StartClass is an education research site. StartClass arrived at its top-26 list by using data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.


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  • Jan
    16
    Join us for Southern Section pre-conference




    Our goal is to share the perspectives of producers, academic, and industry personnel on multiple topics related to supplementation strategies, including limit grazing of high-quality annuals, infrequent feeding of supplements, use of protein tubs and liquid supplements. The summit was designed to complement the SERA41 symposium on Sunday, February 5 and the Bill Kunkle symposium on Monday, February 6. A social will follow the conclusion of the summit.


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  • Jan
    16
    Call for Annual Meeting abstracts


    Abstract submission for the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show is now open. The submission deadline is March 1, 2017.

    Members are encouraged to submit original research, teaching, and extension papers. Abstracts should consist of original, completed work that has not been accepted for publication in a journal. Authors need to be aware of patent considerations before submitting abstracts for publication.

    Criteria for acceptance or rejection will include those outlined on the Call for Papers page, as well as originality, clarity, and merit. Consolidation of results into one combined paper is urged whenever possible.

    The ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show currently offers 5 competitions for student participants. Competition categories include:


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  • Jan
    12
    Annual Meeting clarification


    To ASAS Annual Meeting Abstract Submitters: As members begin to prepare submissions for the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show we have received questions concerning submissions of abstracts focused on dairy research. In particular, people are worried that autonomous ASAS and ADSA meetings means that ASAS will no longer accept Dairy abstracts. This is not true.

    ASAS has always had a robust and independent dairy section, and we intend to continue to support and grow this section in the same manner as we do all species-based sections. ASAS has many members that focus almost exclusively on dairy science and, while we are not meeting jointly with ADSA in 2017, we wish to be inclusive. In fact, we have worked hard to have excellent dairy-specific programming in 2017, including the Biology of Lactation of Farm Animals Symposia and dairy-focused nutrition and physiology poster and oral sections.

    ASAS welcomes good science regardless of species. If you have concerns, please contact the ASAS office at asas@asas.org.

    To see a list of topics we accept abstracts under, please visit https://asas.org/meetings/annual-2017/abstracts and click Submit an Abstract.


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  • Jan
    12
    2017 Southern Section Meeting updates


    The Annual Meeting of the Southern Section, American Society of Animal Science will be held February 4-7 in Franklin, Tennessee, at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs. The housing reservation deadline for this meeting is January 13. Please make your reservations today.

    Reservation information:

    Registration
    Register online. A printable registration form is also available.

    Program
    View the program.


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  • Jan
    12
    Important Southern Section deadlines


    Southern Section members: Today is the last day to cast your vote for Secretary-Treasurer Elect and Graduate Student Representative in the 2017-2018 Southern Section Elections. Also note that the housing deadline for the upcoming Southern Section Meeting is tomorrow, January 13.

    Vote in the 2017-2018 Southern Section Elections.

    2017 Southern Section Meeting – Housing and other meeting information.


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  • Jan
    12
    Now accepting nominations for 2017 ASAS National Awards


    ASAS is pleased to announce that the 2017 ASAS National Awards are now open for nominations. Nominations are due March 9, 2017 at 11:59 PM.The ASAS Awards Program is set up to honor the most significant contributions of our members to Animal Science, Animal Agriculture and to ASAS. The National Awards are one of our favorite programs in the office, because the awards honor our history, celebrate our membership and help us to glimpse the future. Here are a few things about the ASAS National Awards Program that you might not know:

    Please nominate your colleagues for the 2017 ASAS National Awards.
 If you would like to re-nominate a colleague from a previous nomination, please email Melissa at Melissab@asas.org.


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  • Jan
    12
    Western Section Young Scholar nominations


    Western Section members: The deadline for nominations for the fifth annual Young Scholar Recognition Program (YSRP) is quickly approaching. This year WSASAS will recognize 2 M.S. and 1 Ph.D. Young Scholars. YSRP nominations deadline is 11:59 PM CDT on February 1, 2017.

    There are numerous Western Section members who deserve to be recognized for their contributions to the science of animal agriculture. Some have contributed for many years, whereas others are just beginning their careers. Please nominate your deserving colleagues. The award nominations are to be submitted electronically on the Western Section Meeting web page. Nomination deadline is 11:59 PM CDT on April 14, 2017.

    The 2017 Western Section meeting will be held June 20-23 in Fargo, North Dakota at the Fargo Dome.

    Early meeting registration deadline is June 12, 2017.


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  • Jan
    11
    Latest CJAS now online


    The December 2016 issue (Volume 96, Number 4) of the Canadian Journal of Animal Science is now online.

    Access the December Table of Contents.

    The December issue also includes Summaries of Communications of the 2016 Meeting of the Animal Science Modelling Group, Salt Lake Marriott Downtown, Salt Lake City, Utah, 19 July 2016.

    Access Just-IN articles.


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  • Jan
    11
    Call for papers





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  • Jan
    11
    Register for lactation pre-conference


    The Triennial Lactation Symposium and Biology of Lactation of Farm Animals (BOLFA) will occur as a pre-conference to the 2017 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting and Trade Show. Make plans to attend this pre-conference on 8 July 2017! The speaker line up is one of the most impressive in BOLFA history.

    “The Biology of Lactation- From Genes to Cells to Milk”

    Speakers and titles:

    View the meeting program for more details.


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  • Jan
    11
    New Translational Animal Science


    The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) has added a fourth journal to its publications portfolio. The new journal, Translational Animal Science (TAS),  is open access and utilizes a combination of traditional peer review and open review. New papers are up and ready for open review. Add a review comment online!

    The review process for TAS includes one closed (e.g., anonymous or traditional) review followed by a period of online open review (review by public comment). The online open review comments will be monitored to ensure fairness. The closed review, public comments and review will be forwarded with the decision from a section editor to authors. If the paper is accepted, authors will be given time to incorporate closed and open comments. Once the final manuscript is accepted, the open comments and initial submission will be removed from the online publication and replaced by the final published paper. If the paper is rejected, the paper and comments are removed from the website at that time.

    The January 2017 inaugural issue of Translational Animal Science features nine articles.

    Submit a paper to Translational Animal Science.


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  • Jan
    09
    Southern Section: Vote by January 13


    Southern Section members: Don’t wait! Cast your vote in the 2017-2018 Southern Section Elections by Friday, January 13. Cast your vote for Secretary-Treasurer Elect and Graduate Student Representative.

    Vote in the 2017-2018 Southern Section Elections.

    You are encouraged to cast your vote online. To vote you must be a member of the Southern Section. To log in to the election site, please use your ASAS web site user name and password. Please read the instructions for using the site, at the top of the web page before casting your votes. All votes must be cast by January 13, 2017.

    If you have any questions about the election site, contact Jacelyn Hemmelgarn (jacelynh@asas.org, 217-689-2432) or Melissa Burnett (melissab@asas.org, 217-689-2433).


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  • Jan
    09
    Judges needed for Midwest student competitions


    Due to an increased number of student (BS, MS, PhD) competition papers, we are in need of more judges for the student oral and poster presentations at the Midwest Meeting in Omaha.

    A total of 76 student presentations (oral and poster presentations) have been accepted for the 2017 meeting. All presentations will be held the afternoon of Monday, March 13. If you are willing to serve as a judge please contact either Paul Walker [pwalker@ilstu.edu; 309 963-4913] or Gretchen Myers Hill [hillgre@msu.edu; 517 355-9676].

    The Annual Meeting of the Midwest Branch of ADSA and the Midwestern Section of ASAS will be held March 13-15 in Omaha, Nebraska. Visit the Midwest Meeting website for registration, housing, and program information.


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  • Jan
    09
    Updated draft of Midwest Program now online


    An updated draft of the 2017 Program book for the 2017 Midwest Meeting is now available online. Times, abstract numbers and poster screen numbers have been finalized. The Annual Meeting of the Midwest Branch of ADSA and the Midwestern Section of ASAS will be held March 13-15 in Omaha, Nebraska.

    Download a draft of the Oral Sessions and Symposia

    Download a draft of the Poster Sessions

    MEETING REGISTRATION
    Registration information can be found on the 2017 Midwest Meeting website under the registration tab. A printable registration form is also available.


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  • Jan
    09
    FFAR funding deadline approaching


    The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is seeking your bold, innovative research ideas by January 16, 2017.

    This open funding opportunity is designed to work toward Seeding Solutions to today’s food and agriculture challenges. Prospective grantees are invited to submit pre-proposals for up to $1,000,000 of FFAR funding, and must secure equal or greater matching funding from a non-Federal source before a grant will be awarded. FFAR anticipates funding at least one meritorious, transformative proposal in each of its Challenge Areas.

    Learn more about the FFAR Seeding Solutions Open Funding Opportunity.

     


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