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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

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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

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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

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Williams receives Equine Science Award

July 29, 2015 – Dr. Carey Williams, from Rutgers University, was presented with the Equine Science Award at the Joint Annual WilliamsMeeting in Orlando, July 12-16. This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the areas of extension, research, teaching or agribusiness in the equine industry. Read more »

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Bullock awarded for excellence in Extension

July 29, 2015 – Dr. Darrh Bullock, Extension Educator at the University of Kentucky, received the Extension Award at the ASAS annual meeting, July 12-16, 2015. This award recognizes those who have made outstanding and noteworthy contributions in animal science extension, whether in initiation and development of programs and projects in animal production or utilizable products of the animals.Bullock Read more »

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Meats Research Award earned by Gerrard

July 29, 2015 – Dr. David Gerrard, professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, was awarded the Meats Researchgerrard Award at the Joint Annual Meeting in Orlando. This award was sponsored by Elanco Animal Health.

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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 »