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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

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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

Recent Articles

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Five graduate students win travel scholarships

July 29, 2015 – This year, five students across the country were awarded travel scholarships to attend conferences and meetings around the world. Supported by a variety of appreciation clubs and the ASAS Foundation, each award allows students to broaden their horizons and globally network with professionals in their respective fields. Read more »

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Early Career Achievement Award goes to Urschel

July 29, 2015 – The Early Career Achievement Award recognizes young scholars working toward the mission of ASAS: “The American Society of Animal Science fosters the discovery, sharing, and application of scientific knowledge concerning the responsible use of animals to enhance human life and well-being.”Urschel

Dr. Kristine Urschel, an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Kentucky, is the recipient of the award this year. She received the award at the 2015 Joint Annual Meeting in Orlando. Read more »

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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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