Southern Section-ASAS Annual Meeting Events

Southern Section- ASAS Annual Meeting will be held this year in Dallas, Texas.  Below are a few of the events in which graduate students are encouraged to participate.

  • Sunday, Feb 2nd
    • Graduate Student Mixer – Come and socialize with graduate students across various disciplines within agriculture
    • Super Bowl Party – Come to cheer on your favorite team
  • Monday, Feb 3rd
    • Awards Ceremony
  • Tuesday, Feb 4th
    • Graduate Student Lunch & Learn – Please join us for lunch and get great tips on how to “Kick-Start Your Career”.  This year’s guest speakers include the following:
        • Dr. Jane Parish – “Professionalism”
        • Mr. Barry Delks – “Networking”
        • Dr. Meghan C. Wulster-Radcliffe

You can register for the Lunch & Learn online or at the meeting while tickets are still available.

Also, keep in mind that the Symposia and Oral Sessions will be conducted throughout the day on both Monday and Tuesday (Feb 3rd & 4th).

We encourage you to listen to as many sessions as possible following presentation of your own research.  This is a great opportunity to broaden your research ideas while enhancing your networking opportunities.

You don’t want to miss out on this meeting! Online registration will be open until January 20th 2014. Register TODAY!


We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!


Tiffany Hebb (Tuskegee University) and Amanda Davis (University of Arkansas)

SS-ASAS Graduate Student Representatives

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Merry Christmas from your Southern Section Graduate Student Representatives!

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Traveling during the holiday season can be hectic, so please drive carefully.  Also we would like to remind everyone to cast your ballot for 2014 Southern Section Elections by January 6, 2014.  Dr. Jeff A. Carroll and Dr. Charles F. Rosenkrans, Jr. have been nominated for the position of Secretary-Treasurer Elect while two outstanding graduate students have been nominated for the position of Graduate Student Representative: Elizabeth Backes and Derek Griffing.  For more information on each of our nominees, please click the link above and login using your ASAS username name and password.





Amanda Davis and Tiffany Hebb

SS-ASAS Graduate Student Representatives

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ASAS Scientific Content Manager Position Open

ASAS announces a position available is for a permanent, full time Scientific Content Manager specializing in animal science who enjoys developing and improving educational products, interacting with a variety of clients, and managing written product development projects from initiation to completion.
Desired qualifications: Master of Science degree in animal science or closely related field with high technical writing standards. Must have advanced computer skills and demonstrated experience or willingness to learn how to use numerous publication platforms to publish scientific content.

Continue reading for full job description and application instructions.

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Nominations for SS-ASAS Graduate Student Representative position is closing soon!

The deadline to nominate someone to serve as the next SS-ASAS Graduate Student Representative will close tomorrow (October 25th).

Benefits of serving as a Graduate Student Representative on the Executive Board include:

  • Developing ideas to improve graduate student experiences and participation at the SS-ASAS annual meeting
  • Hosting graduate student events at the annual meeting such as the Lunch & Learn and the Graduate Student Mixer
  • Experience and insight on the workings of the SS-ASAS Executive Committee
  • Networking opportunities

The position of Graduate Student Representative is a two year term beginning at the SS-ASAS annual meeting in Dallas, TX February 2014.  Please send nominations to Dr. Wayne Greene ( by the end of the day tomorrow.  Nominations should include the student name, email address, and the institution in which the student is attending.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact either Amanda Davis ( or Tiffany Hebb (

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Input and Ideas Needed for Western Section Graduate Student Snack and Fact

Hello Everyone!

James and I are in the process of planning the graduate student snack and fact/lunch and learn for Western Section this year in San Angelo, Texas. We are very excited for the 2014 meeting, and we hope everyone can attend! We would like input from other graduate and undergraduate students on what topics they would like to discuss and learn during the snack and fact/lunch and learn at Western Section this year. Previous topics included thesis and grant writing, research and traveling, and an open panel discussion. If anyone has any ideas or things they would like to see, please let us know! You can contact James and I at or Thanks!!!

-Kelsey Quinn and James Graves

Western Section Graduate Student Representatives

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