Graduate student events at 2017 Southern Section Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the ASAS Southern Section will be held in Franklin, Tenn., February 4–7, 2017, at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs.

Join us for the Graduate Student Meet and Greet and the Graduate Student Lunch and Learn. Event details to come soon. Sign up while registering for the meeting or add these events to your existing registration.


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International Stockmen’s Educational Foundation offering travel fellowships

The International Stockmen’s Educational Foundation has extended the application deadline for the 2017 International Stockmen’s Educational Foundation Travel Fellowships.

In an effort to enhance the educational experiences of college students and strengthen the leaders of tomorrow’s livestock and meat industries, the International Stockmen’s Educational Foundation (ISEF) awards International Livestock Congress travel fellowships annually to senior-level undergraduates and graduate students currently enrolled in accredited colleges or universities.

The International Livestock Congress USA, managed through a partnership of the ISEF and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, is a unique global event that brings leaders from the livestock and meat industries together to discuss issues of international importance that affect the future of animal agriculture. Students will participate in the event March 8 – 9, 2017 in Houston, Texas. The theme of the 2017 ILC will be Balancing Livestock and Water Use for Sustainable Nutrition. Some of the topics to be covered are listed below.

  • Water and Economic Prosperity
  • Livestock Demand and Efficiency of Water Usage
  • Effects of Malnutrition and Stunting in Infants on their Health, Cognitive Development and Lifetime Productivity
  • Livestock and Water: Water, Water Everywhere or Nowhere
  • A Multi-Stakeholder Initiative Driving Toward Sustainable Solutions
  • Importance of Improving Animal Source Food Production: Nutrition in the Developmental Health of Children and Pregnant and Lactating Women
Fellowships include airfare, ground transportation, hotel and scheduled meals. Scholastic achievement, leadership experiences and professional references are all part of the stringent qualifying requirements for this fellowship.
Applications must be submitted online (Student Travel Fellowship Program Application) and received by November 28, 2016.  Guidelines for submitting applications may be found here: 2017 Application Guidelines.

Information regarding the 2017 International Livestock Congress may be found at

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Registration open for National Block & Bridle Convention

The 97th National Block & Bridle Convention will be held March 31-April 2, 2017, in Arlington, Va. The convention will be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington. The meeting theme is “Scientific Voice in Agriculture.” Registration is now open!

The convention is co-hosted by the University of Connecticut and the American Society of Animal Science.

Housing information is available here.  Learn more about local attractions and transportation.

Here is the preliminary meeting schedule:

Friday, March 31 
Registration 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Pride of Schools 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Board Meeting 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Welcome and Keynote 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Evening DC Tour 6:30 pm
Saturday, April 1 
Registration 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Breakfast 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Sessions 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Morning Break 10:00 am – 10:15 am
Lunch with speaker 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Afternoon Break 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Banquet and Awards 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Sunday, April 2 
Registration 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Breakfast – Grab and Go 6:30 am – 7:00 am
Tour – departure 7:00 am
Closing BBQ and Entertainment 6:30 pm – 12:00 am
Monday, April 3 
Optional Post-meeting Capitol Hill Tour 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
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We need your ideas for Jr. Animal Scientist

Help ASAS put animal science information in the hands of kids across the country. Give us your ideas for the 2017 issues of Jr. Animal Scientist!

We welcome undergraduate or graduate students who would like to write content for the magazine. Contact if you would like to help communicate animal science to kids!

Jr. Animal Scientist is published in January, March, May, July, September, and November. The magazine features articles about animal science concepts, interesting careers, and fun activities for kids.


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Two internship opportunities

Students: Expand your horizons with these 2017 ASAS internship programs:

Science Policy Summer Internship in Washington, D.C.  Applications due October 21!

Science Writing Summer Internship  Applications due October 15!

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