ASAS is pleased to announce that the 2018 ASAS National Awards are open for nominations. 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:
- ASAS, the ASAS Foundation, and individual corporate sponsors, give out more than 40 awards per year with a total of more than $75,000 in support (and these numbers don’t include sectional awards!).
- The current ASAS Awards Program dates back to 1946.
- Since 1946, ASAS has given out more than 1,000 awards.
- Our oldest is the Morrison Award. The Morrison Award is recognized as the highest honor given by ASAS. It is the highest honor an Animal Scientist can receive within the field.
- There are numerous awards given to students to honor their work and/or provide travel support to ASAS and other meetings.
- ASAS Award winners are recognized online, in the awards program, at the awards ceremony and in press releases issued by the society.
ASAS National Award Nominations are due February 7, 2018 at 11:59 PM