Kegley elected president of American Society of Animal Science
By Bryan Rhodes
Department of Animal Science
- Kegley elected president of international association for animal scientists
- Kegley is professor for Division of Agriculture and Bumpers College
- Conducts research on impacts of nutrition on cattle health, well-being
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Beth Kegley, professor of animal science for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, has been elected president of the American Society of Animal Science.
Kegley officially took over duties at the society's annual meeting on July 10.
"I feel extremely honored and humbled," said Kegley. "I am looking forward to an exciting year and am happy to serve."
As president, Kegley will travel internationally to represent ASAS, including a trip to Ghent, Belgium, in August to the European Federation of Animal Science meetings and then to Argentina in October.
Kegley has been a professor in the department of animal science for the Division of Agriculture’s Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and the University of Arkansas’ Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences since 2007. She conducts research into the impact of nutrition on immune response, disease resistance, and performance of cattle.
Kegley earned her B.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, before completing both her M.S. and Ph.D. at North Carolina State University.
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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About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
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