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AASV Foundation requests research proposals

As part of its planned annual schedule, the AASV Foundation seeks research proposals for funding in 2007. Up to $12,000 will be disbursed, with a maximum of $6000 awarded per project (all currency in $US). Proposals are due January 31, 2007. The selection and announcement of projects for funding will take place in March.

Proposed research must fit into one of the five action areas stated in the AASV Foundation mission (see sidebar).

Proposals must also contain the following:

1. Identification of the issue
2. Background information
3. Description of the project
4. Timeline
5. Budget
6. Plan to apply results for maximum return to swine veterinarians, veterinary students, or both.

No project timeline is to exceed 12 months. A final report will be due within 60 days of stated project completion. For more information, or to submit a proposal, contact:

AASV Foundation
902 1st Avenue
Perry, IA 50220
Tel: 515-465-5255; Fax: 515-465-3832
E-mail: aasv@aasv.org.


AASV Foundation mission

The mission of the AASV Foundation is to empower swine veterinarians to achieve a higher level of personal and professional effectiveness by:

  • Enhancing the image of the swine veterinary profession,
  • Supporting the development and scholarship of students and veterinarians interested in the swine industry,
  • Addressing long-range issues of the profession,
  • Supporting faculty and promoting excellence in the teaching of swine health and production, and
  • Funding research with direct application to the profession

Look out Tiger!

Tiger Woods’ best round of golf is a 63, but the AASV championship team blew through 18 holes in 62 (9 under par) during the AASV Foundation golf outing held August 22 at the Ames (Iowa) Golf and Country Club. Members of the champion team were Tom Wetzell, Dave Iverson, Dave Bomgaars, and Clayton Tolbert. Wetzell’s team, hosted by Intervet, bested the AVMA-PLIT team of Rod Johnson, Scott Ammer, Angelo Frieri, and Mike McMahon in a tiebreaker.

“The AASV golf outing is a great event,” said Tom Wetzell. “I appreciate the sponsors and organizers who make it possible to hold the outing each year and encourage more people to play. Win or lose – it’s a lot of fun.”

While the champion team obviously was having a good day on the course, members of the last-place team (Wes Johnson, John Kolb, Tom Burkgren, and Joey Kimpston-Burkgren) also enjoyed their day on the course.

Individual prizes were awarded to the following golfers:

Dan Fedders: Longest drive (Holes 6 and 13)

Barry Kerkaert and Jeff Kaisand: Closest to the pin (Holes 3 and 12)

Steve Bauer: Longest putt

The outing would not have been possible without the financial support of the official sponsors: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Elanco, IVESCO, Pfizer, and Schering-Plough! Thank you all for your sponsorship in this event and throughout the year!

-- Tracy Ann Raef

Golfers find the beach in Ames. Jim Moody of Hanor Farms out of the bunker in one during the AASV golf outing on Aug. 22. (Photo courtesy of Tracy Raef)



Above: It takes a village to make a putt. AASV golfers (from left): Kent Schwartz, Ron White, Steve Sornsen, and Jeff Kaisand. Below: Chris Rademacher, New Fashion Pork in Jackson, Minnesota, in a picture-perfect finish off the tee.
(Photos courtesy of Tracy Raef)