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JAM symposium to highlight science communication

May 26, 2016 – Make plans to attend “Communicating animal sciences effectively,” a Contemporary and emerging issues symposium, to be held the afternoon of Wed., July 20, during the 2016 Joint Annual Meeting (2016 JAM) in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read more

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Resources to help you communicate science

May 26, 2016 – Need help communicating your research to a non-scientific audience? There is help! Here is a nifty collection of science communication resources from our science policy friends at the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America. Read more

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Agricultural research needs to be a priority

By Clint Krehbiel, ASAS Public Policy Committee

As the world’s population is projected to grow by one-third by the year 2050, sustainably meeting the nutritional needs of a growing population and its demand for meat, dairy, and fish consumption will require a significant investment in research and development so that the productivity of today can be enhanced to meet the increased demands of the future. In addition to enhanced animal production, research will be required to determine and respond to the impacts of changes in the global environment on animal agriculture, how to improve equitable distribution of animal agricultural products, and how to improve engagement and communication between those involved in animal agriculture and the public (NRC, 2015). Research to ensure sustainable agricultural growth will be critical to addressing this global challenge to food security. Read more

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Growing food for growing cities

By Cassie Welch, ASAS Public Policy Committee

May 26, 2016 – The Chicago Council on Global Affairs hosted their annual Global Food Security Symposium: Growing Food for Growing Cities in Washington, D.C. on April 26, 2016. During the opening session, the Council released its newest report that details in-depth the rapid growth of cities and resulting pressures on the food supply chain from inputs, production and processing to trade, retailing and consumers. Multi-disciplinary stakeholders came together to discuss the heightened demand for safe and nutritious food associated with increasing urbanization and how the global food system must transform to meet this demand. Read more »


Read this editorial in latest WAAP newsletter

May 26, 2016 – A new issue of The World Animal Science News, the World Association for Animal Production’s (WAAP) newsletter, is now available. The issue contains an editorial co-authored by Dr. Jim Sartin, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Animal Science, and Dr. Meghan Wulster-Radcliffe, ASAS CEO. The editorial discusses “Challenges of animal production in a global world; how scientific societies can contribute to solutions.”

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Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle webinar set for June 3

May 26, 2016 – The second in a series of ASAS webinars about the newly released Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle: Eighth Revised Edition (2016), formerly known as the “Beef NRC,” is scheduled for Friday, June 3 at noon (CDT). Read more »


Share your student science fair projects

May 23, 2016 – Do you know a Jr. Animal Scientist who did a science fair project focused on animal science? If so, we’d like to feature the student’s project in an upcoming issue of the Jr. Animal Scientist e-newsletter! Let us know the details by sending an email to Read more »


Early registration deadline approaching for 2016 JAM

May 23, 2016 – Early registration for the 2016 ADSA®-ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS Joint Annual Meeting ends June 3 at 11:59 pm CDT. Register today to take advantage of the early registration savings. The meeting is July 19-23 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read more »