Arkansas’ Looper elected president of American Society of Animal Science
By Mary Hightower
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture
- Looper elected president of American Society of Animal Science
- First Arkansan to serve as society president
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. --Michael Looper, head of the Animal Science Department for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, will serve as president of the America Society of Animal Science through 2016.
Looper took the gavel in July during the annual meeting of the society in Orlando, Florida.
“It was quite an honor for the department and me to be elected,” Looper said. “It is my understanding I am the first from Arkansas to serve as president of the national society.”
As president, Looper will travel to Denmark and Poland in August to represent ASAS at the European Federation of Animal Science meetings.
The Arkansas native is part of his family’s fifth generation running a beef/dairy cattle operation in Sebastian County.
Looper was appointed department head in 2011. He earned his bachelor and masters degrees in Animal Science from the University of Arkansas and his PhD in reproductive physiology from Oklahoma State. He has been honored for his research work and teaching by the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Agricultural Research Service and the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith.
The American Society of Animal Science is a professional organization that serves more than 5,000 animal scientists and producers around the world.
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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service