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ASAS releases updated Grand Challenges

July 27, 2015 – The American Society of Animal Science’s (ASAS) Grand Challenges documents have been recently updated. The documents address animal research and animal-based food challenges. The ASAS Grand Challenges focus on seven important issues in animal agriculture:

Animal health: Healthy animals produce healthy products for human consumption. Animal health research also decreases the risk of animal diseases reaching the human population.  Read more


Welcome new Public Policy Committee members

July 27, 2015 – The Public Policy Committee is dynamic, productive, and proactive in communicating with the ASAS membership on policy issues related to animal sciences. The committee identifies opportunities for ASAS and its members to inform, influence and engage in key federal legislative and administrative policy decisions related to animal sciences.  Read more

July 2015 Animal Frontiers, courtesy John Parrish

Animal Frontiers: Communication with undergraduates

By Samantha Kneeskern, ASAS Science Communications Intern

July 20th, 2015 – In the most recent issue of Animal Frontiers, Dr. John Parrish and coworkers explain “How to communicate with undergraduate students that lack an animal science or agricultural background.”  As agriculture in the U.S. changes, so does the demographic of students studying agriculture and animal science. Read more

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Animal Frontiers: Scientists, how are you advocating animal science?

By Jacquelyn Prestegaard, ASAS Science Communications Intern

July 20th, 2015 – Fulfilling consumer demand plagues politicians, businesspeople and scientists on a never-ending basis. Not only does the public want certain products, they also want those products to be developed, processed, sold – and in the case of agriculture, grown or raised – in a specific manner. Read more


Animal scientists fight hunger

July 15, 2015 – ASAS members, family and friends made a difference last night in the lives of hungry children and families in northern Florida. We packaged 51, 792 meals in 2 hours for the Hunger Fight organization! Read more

Recent Articles


Pierce Bennett: D.C. Summer Policy Intern

July 27, 2015 – Pierce Bennett, a sophomore studying animal science at Kansas State University, is one of the four students chosen to spend the summer in Washington, D.C. as a Science Policy Intern for ASAS. Currently, he interns in the Legislative Affairs department with the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). pierce headshot (2)

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D.C. Summer Intern: Ashley Weaver

July 27, 2015 – Ashley Weaver, from Rocky River, Ohio, is one of four recipients of the 2015 ASAS Science Policy Summer Internship.Ashley Weaver Read more »


Animal scientists: Be proactive in D.C.

July 27, 2015 – Today more than ever before, animal scientists need to proactively communicate with policymakers. The latest issue of Animal Frontiers contains an article that addresses strategies for doing just that. Read more »


Nominations sought for Carty Award

July 27, 2015 – The 2016 John J. Carty Award selection committee is looking for outstanding candidates for the John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science, to be presented in 2016 for advancements in agricultural sciences. This is the first time since 1984 that the award will be presented in the agricultural sciences field. This is an exciting opportunity to recognize breakthrough science that is changing or could change global food and fiber production.Carty Award

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Calendar of events

Mark your calendars!

Here is a list of upcoming agricultural and animal science events that you may want to attend. Share your event by sending an email to Read more »