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What has the Foundation been up to?

The ASAS Foundation is a Foundational and Sustaining Partner of Animal Frontiers. In 2014, the Foundation provided key support dollars for the magazine, ensuring enhanced distribution of the magazine worldwide. Read more

Harold Hafs

Honoring enthusiasm for the Image Gallery: Dr. Harold Hafs

There are many ASAS Fellows and Foundation Donors who deserve to be honored for their service and commitment to ASAS and the Foundation. In this article, ASAS would like to recognize the commitment of Dr. Harold Hafs to The Animal Science Image Gallery. Read more


The Foundation makes student travel possible

The 2015 ASAS Southern Section Meeting begins January 31 and runs through Tuesday, February 3 in Atlanta, Ga. This year, the ASAS Foundation will support travel of two graduate students to the meeting through the Joseph P. Fontenot Appreciation Club Student Travel Scholarship. Read more

Recent Articles


AMSA announces 2015 PORK 101courses

The American Meat Science Association (AMSA) is excited to announce that the 2015 PORK 101 courses will be held May 19-21 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and October 19-21 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Read more »


Fundamental research – Calls to action

By Penny Riggs, ASAS Public Policy Committee Member

The new year has begun with releases of new reports that describe the important role of basic research and encourage sustained investment in fundamental research to support American innovation in science, technology, and engineering. Several of these reports are described in this month’s edition of Taking Stock D.C. Read more »


NAS study outlines role of animal science in food security

By Lowell Randel, FASS Science Policy Director

On January 7th, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released its report entitled “Critical Role of Animal Science Research in Food Security and Sustainability.” The report documents the important contributions that animal science and animal agriculture make to society and finds that current funding levels are not sufficient to meet global demands.  Read more »


China poised to surpass U.S. research spending

By Clint Krehbiel, ASAS Public Policy Committee Member

Recently, an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education summarized information from a new report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The report, which summarizes the global state of science, technology and industry, predicts China will overtake the European Union and the U. S. in research and development (R&D) spending by the end of the decade. Read more »


FASEB report offers solutions to improve research funding

By Mike Azain, ASAS Public Policy Committee

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) released the report: “Sustaining Discovery in Biological and Medical Sciences: A Framework for Discussion” that outlines the dismal state of funding in the biomedical sciences. The report examines funding over the period from 2003 – 2012 and makes some recommendations for improvement. The emphasis of the report is on declining NIH funding, but also indicates that there have been similar declines in NSF and USDA support for biology research. Read more »