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2017 AETA & CETA/ACTE Joint Annual Convention
October 26-28, 2017
Caribe Royale Orlando
Orlando, Florida

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The AETA Recognizes the 2017 Student Scholarship Recipients

The AETA chose 10 out of 14 well-qualified students to receive scholarships to participate in the 2017 AETA-CETA/ACTE Joint Annual Convention. These Student Scholarship Awards help to cover expenses at each AETA and CETA/ACTE Joint Annual Convention. The Scholarship includes student registration, preconvention seminar(s), pre-conference sessions, Friday and Saturday scientific sessions, banquet, breakfasts, lunches, breaks, maximum hotel accommodations for three nights, round trip airfare for one, and entrance to the pre-conference social. The recipients for 2017 are as follows:

Michael Campbell
Danielle Cucuzella
Jordan Fairman
Bruce Frederick
Zane Gouker
Meggan Freeland
Camille Ogletree
Cole Ratzburg
Cody Sacquitne
Travis Wilfong

Oklahoma State University
Midwestern University
University of Pennsylvania
Ohio State University
Michigan State University
Colorado State University
Auburn University
University of Wyoming
Iowa State University
Lincoln Memorial University

To be eligible to receive the scholarship, applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited university or program, be interested in pursuing a career in embryo transfer, and must be a current student member of the AETA (membership is free to students!). Immediately following the convention, the recipients submit an essay to describe what they learned and experienced at the annual convention. Please be sure to check the upcoming issue of the AETA newsletter, A Closer Look, for details to apply for a 2018 scholarship.

Please help the AETA in congratulating these students on their achievements. If you have a student that fits the above criteria that you would like to nominate for the scholarship, please reach out to Morgan Montgomery (morganm@assochq.org) at AETA headquarters.

Front row: Travis Wilfong, Camille Ogletree, Cody Sacquitne, Meggan Freeland, Jordan Fairman, Danielle Cucuzella
Back row: Zane Gouker, Cole Ratzburg, Michael Campbell, Bruce Frederick

Hurricane Harvey Relief

As many of you know, Hurricane Harvey has caused extensive, disastrous damage and flooding in Texas and on the Gulf Coast. Thousands have lost their homes and businesses, and their lives have been forever changed. Included in those affected are farmers and ranchers.

Below are some organizations accepting aid and donations to help the farmers, ranchers, and livestock that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey.


State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund
The STAR Fund (State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund) was created solely with monetary donations from private individuals and companies. STAR Fund money may be used to assist farmers and ranchers in rebuilding fences, restoring operations and paying for other agricultural disaster relief. If you’d like to help folks impacted by the wildfire, floods or tornadoes, consider making a donation to the State of Texas Agriculture Relief, or STAR Fund.

Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team
The Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) plays a critical role in ensuring that animals impacted by disaster have a second chance at life. Fully equipped to provide veterinary care from triage and treatment of injured animals to working with community animal shelter partners, the VET provides animals and their owners the hope for a happy ending.

Texas Farm Bureau
Hurricane Harvey has put Texas agriculture at risk. The storm arrived Friday night, Aug. 25, holding nothing back, and devastated a large portion of the Lone Star State. Homes, barns and crops were no match for the high-powered winds, and catastrophic rainfall that flooded the region. Our farm and ranch families are hurting. But one thing is for sure—Texans help Texans.

Texas Animal Health Commission
TAHC and USDA plan, collaborate, and coordinate with the states’ animal health-related agencies, agriculture industries, and other related agencies and parties. TAHC and USDA work to prevent and respond to foreign animal disease outbreaks, dangerous parasite or pest infestations, and bioterrorism. The agencies are ready to assist in response and recovery during natural or man-made catastrophes, including fires, floods, and hurricanes, in accordance with the FEMA Emergency Response Plan and/or the State of Texas Emergency plan in the following areas: Animal ownership identification, livestock restraint/capture, carcass disposal, coordinating livestock evacuation, consulting on animal health and public health concerns, and chemical/biological terrorism issues.

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Relief Fund
TSCRA has established the Cattle Raisers Relief Fund to support relief efforts for ranch families affected by disasters like Hurricane Harvey and inevitable future natural disasters. The Cattle Raisers Relief Fund (CRRF) is administered by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Texas Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) is a collaborative educational network dedicated to educating citizens about disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Texas EDEN is a part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and is affiliated with National Extension Disaster Education Network.

For a broader list of relief organizations, please visit: Where to Donate to Harvey Victims (and How to Avoid Scams)

To quickly donate to the American Red Cross, you can text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10 (the donation is automatically applied to your phone bill).

Thank you,
AETA

“Yet the core of our association is anchored with our members… their integrity, their sound judgment, their joy, camaraderie, and commitment to each other.” – AETA Vision Statement

Disclaimer: This document was created exclusively for information dissemination. AETA does not endorse any organization listed in this document. Organization descriptions are their own.

USLGE Relocates to Mt Horeb, WI

Martin Sieber Joins USLGE

The Board of Directors of U.S. Livestock Genetics Export, Inc. is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Martin Sieber effective January 16, 2017. Martin will work under the direction of President/CEO Michael A. Phillips for a short transition period and then upon Mike’s retirement succeed him as USLGE President and Chief Executive Officer. (more...)

Small Ruminant Embryo Transfer Training Video

Click the image below to watch the video (AETA members only). A DVD will be available for purchase soon.

Instant Replay of AETA Meeting (Membership Required)

The Education Committee and FASS IT are pleased to announce the first "Instant Replay" of sessions from the annual AETA Meeting. The audio and slides from all of the Friday afternoon sessions are now available for review at the Educational Materials section of the website.

This is a new project, and it is experimental at this point in time. Please view these recordings and give AETA any feedback you might have via email aeta@assochq.org.

Announcing new trade leads section on the AETA website

The Cooperator Committee, Education Committee, and FASS Information and Technologies Department have collaborated to create a new format for displaying "trade leads".

To view the trade leads on the AETA website, simply login and click Trade Leads. In the Trade Leads journal, you will find a brief profile. Click on the PDF button to view the details about the trade lead. Also from the journal, you can click on the name to create an e-mail to the contact person.

These trade leads may be for embryos, semen, live cattle, trade seminars, and other activities. All of them are from this year, although some date back to trade shows in January and February. Please read the trade leads disclaimer.

Members and the general public visiting the website will be able to post a trade lead by clicking the List a Trade Lead tab. The submissions must be approved before they will be posted to the trade leads journal and be available for members to view.

We will post new trade leads as they become available and hope this format will be useful to you. Your suggestions are always welcome.

Unified Login for User Accounts
AETA has implemented the Unified Login technology to relieve members of having to remember multiple login/password combinations. Wherever you see this icon, you are able to use the same login information!