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World Dairy Expo 2020 canceled
The World Dairy Expo Executive Committee reached the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 expo based on public health orders and restrictions related to COVID-19, in place and issued by Public Health Madison & Dane County, Wis. World Dairy Expo 2020 was set to take place at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis., Sept. 29 through Oct. 3. The annual event welcomed more than 62,000 attendees from nearly 100 countries in 2019.
IDFA partnership to provide dairy industry with digital readiness
The International Dairy Foods Assn. (IDFA), the nation's largest trade association representing all segments of the dairy industry, and ABB, a global technology leader that is driving the digital transformation of industries, have partnered to offer IDFA members a suite of automated systems, applications and integrated solutions that will help them advance digitalization within their plants and facilities.
Microbiome control in cattle may reduce methane emissions
Researchers with the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel announced they have learned to control the microbiome of cattle for the first time, which could inhibit their methane production and, therefore, reduce a major source of greenhouse gasses.
Organic equivalence arrangement reached with Taiwan
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a new U.S.-Taiwan equivalence arrangement, effective May 30, 2020, that streamlines organic trade with Taiwan. The arrangement allows organic products certified in the U.S. or Taiwan to be sold as organic in either market. It also protects access for American organic farmers, ranchers and businesses to this significant export market. Taiwan is estimated to be the fifth-largest organic export market for U.S. producers.
Secure Your Seat for the ADSA 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting
Secure your seat today for the premier virtual global dairy science meeting; June 22 - 24, 2020! Most live programming will happen between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time (GMT/UTC -4). Miss a live event? Don't worry; most live events will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing. Below is a sample of what you can expect at ADSA Virtual Annual Meeting.
- More than 100 hours of programming will be delivered through 900 scientific presentations. All 900 prerecorded presentations will be released live on Monday, June 22, at 12:01 am (EDT)
- Exhibitors and sponsors will be showcasing their products and services in the Exhibit Hall and Sponsor Hall. Daily Expo Power Hours will provide focused time where exhibitors will be available to chat live with attendees.
- Live session panel discussions: Daily live panel discussions arranged by science section and featuring session speakers will be moderated by section chairs. Attendees can participate in the discussion through the chat feature.
- Live Roundtable Discussions: These 60-minute discussions will be focused on a specific dairy science topic and include one moderator and three to five panelists. Topics currently under consideration and being finalized are Reproduction; Dairy Foods; Production, Management, and the Environment; Ruminant Nutrition; and Teaching and Extension Education. There are more to come, so watch this space!
- Student Activities: The Graduate Student Division (GSD) and Student Affiliate Division (SAD) have been hard at work adapting a schedule of activities to provide value to graduate and undergraduate students, including career workshops, competitions, and mentoring sessions with professional members, as well as social events.
- Welcome Desk: Staffed by ADSA volunteer leaders and ADSA staff, the Welcome Desk is a great place to start your Annual Meeting experience. Drop by, ask questions about the Annual Meeting, and network with association staff and leadership.
- Professional Member: $110 (includes 90-day S-PAC access & optional 2021 membership dues-a $110 value!)
- Professional Non-Member: $110 (includes 90-day S-PAC access & optional 2020 membership dues-a $110 value!)
- Student (member or non-member): $0
ADSA Joins 65+ Associations in Signing Open Letter on Importance of Animal Agriculture
ADSA joined more than 65 associations from all over the world in signing this open letter to highlight the importance of livestock production in supporting global nutrition, high standards of food safety and public health during COVID-19. The letter reads, in part: "The coronavirus crisis has brought into focus the incredible public health challenge our world faces, and nowhere is this challenge more apparent than in food production. Nourishing the world during this crisis is a top priority across nations. Our world needs the contributions of livestock. Globally, 1.3 billion people depend on livestock for their employment, while billions more rely on livestock to provide food for their families. Animal agriculture provides milk, meat, fish and eggs at a time when access to safe, nutritious and affordable food is necessary to fend off a potential global hunger crisis, and offers invaluable support for farmers facing severe, often existential, economic hardships. The knowledge and expertise of the livestock sector can help strengthen the global Covid-19 response and tackle the growing risk of nutrition insecurity." How can you take action? If you feel compelled, share the link on your LinkedIn profile or other social media channels.
Read the open letter and view the signatories here
ARPAS Online Exams Coming Soon
Because of summer meeting cancellations and social distancing protocols, the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) is currently developing a process to offer remotely proctored online exams. This process is still under development but should be operational by mid to late June. More information will be available on the
by June 11. Graduate Students: Please note, the ARPAS Foundation pays exam fees for graduate students taking the ARPAS exam for the first time.
The Transition Period
- From Physiology to Management
October 26-29, 2020
Eaglewood Resort & Spa
39th ADSA Discover Conference will focus on scientific advancements made in the last 10 years and feature discussion of unanswered questions and controversies about the transition period. Small group discussions will be woven into the program, including focused discussions with the speakers. The program will bridge from the fundamental science to its application.
Conference Topics include::
* Inflammation and Immune Function
* Management and Feeding
* Monitoring and Analysis
Registration postmarked by September 28, 2020 is $375 for ADSAARPAS members and $425 for non-members, which includes sessions and most meals. After September 28, the registration fee will be $475 member/$525 non-member. Registration will be accepted on an availability basis. Your registration includes 90 days free access to the Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences (S-PAC). For details visit
NASEM Nutrient Requirements
of Dairy Cows
June 1-4, 2021
Eaglewood Resort & Spa
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) anticipates the 2021 release the 8th revised edition of the "Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle", the world's most highly cited reference on dairy cattle feeding.
The 40th Discover Conference will focus on the scientific advancements in dairy cattle feeding used in revising the 2001 edition. NASEM subcommittee members will address the substantive changes in the nutrient requirements and the conceptual approaches used to make those changes. They will report on areas with significant knowledge gaps that still prevent more accurate prediction of the nutrient requirements. We will emphasize the interactive spirit of Discover conferences with structured small group discussions woven into the program, including focused discussions with the speakers. The program will bridge from the fundamental science to applied dairy cattle feeding.
Conference Topics include:
- Feed Intake, Fats, Carbohydrates and Energy
- Proteins and Amino Acids
- Minerals, Vitamins and Water
- Dry Cows, Calves and Replacement Heifers
- Application of the New Requirements
ADSA® Resources for the Classroom and for Work
Looking for current and powerful resources for the classroom or for work? Check out the Large Dairy Herd Management (3rd edition, e-book) and S-PAC.
The Large Dairy Herd Management (3rd ed., e-book) is now available for purchase from the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) at student rates. Past editions have been among the most widely used dairy information resources in the world. This edition was developed to help meet the growing information needs of dairy farmers, service professionals, and students from around the world. It brings peer-reviewed dairy science and management information to users in a readily accessible, easy-to-use format. The e-book includes 97 chapters in 15 sections. Detailed information about the sections, section editors, book sponsors, a preview copy and other information on the e-book is available at
. Only interested in one of two sections? An option to purchase individual sections is also available.
(the Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences)
is the largest, user searchable, on-line database of animal agriculture conference proceedings in the world. It provides easy access to results from cutting edge research as well as examples of "real world" application of that work through proceedings from many of the top animal related conferences around the world. Over 660 proceedings from more than 60 conferences are included. Visit
for more information including a complete list of conferences.
ADSA MEMBER DISCOUNTS
are available for both publications.
ADSA® on Linked In continues to Grow - Are you included?
Our ADSA Linked In group has topped 1,719 and now includes 1,709 members from around the world, are you one of them? It's a great place to get information about ADSA and industry activities as well as to network with other dairy professionals from around the world.
Check it out here.
IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 SITUATION PLEASE CHECK DIRECTLY WITH CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS ON STATUS OF ANY CONFERENCE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING.
June 8-10, 2020 Food Microbiology Lab Practices, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration.
POSTPONED TO JUNE 2021.
June 9, 2020 12:00-2 PM EDT Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada 2020 Webinar (5 of 6) - "Exploring the links between animal nutrition and animal health," for details and free registration, visit www.animalnutritionconference.ca
June 10-11, 2020 Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, The Grand River Center, Dubuque, IA. Click here f
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WILL NOW BE A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
June 16-18, 2020 Preventive Controls for Human Food, East Aurora, NY, Click here F
NOW VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION
June 21-24, 2020 2020 ADSA® Annual Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL, For registration and more information click here
CANCELED - NOW TO BE VIRTUAL
June 28-30, 2020 121st CCOA Annual Meeting, South Lake Tahoe, For more information visit www.ccoadairy.org
July 14-16, 2020 High Temperature Short Time Pasteurizer, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
July 20-23, 2020 Certified Milk Inspectors School, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
July 27-31, 2020 ADPI/ABI Joint Annual Conference, Hyatt Regency Downtown, Chicago, IL. For complete event information and registration, click here https://www.eventsquid.com/event/8724
WILL NOW BE A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Aug 4-5, 2020 Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conference, Embassy Suites DFW North-Outdoor World, Grapevine, TX. Click here for more information and registration.
Aug 11-12, 2020 The Science of Yogurt (Basic Level), Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
Aug 12-14-, 2020 Membrane Technology Forum, Marriott City Center, Minneapolis, Minn. Click here for more information
Aug 17-18, 2020 Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
Aug 19-20, 2020 Implementing SQF Systems, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
Aug 21, 2020 SQF Quality Systems, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
Aug 26-27, 2020 Dairy Science and Sanitation, Ithaca, NY. Click here for Registration.
Aug 31 - Sept 4, 2020 71st Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP), Porto, Portugal, for registration and more information click here.
Sept 1-2, 2020 Fluid Milk Processing for Quality and Safety, Ithaca, NY. Click here for Registraction.
Sept 1-3, 2020 Preventive Controls for Human Food, Brooklyn, NY, Click here for Registration
Sept 2, 2020 1:00-5:00 PM CDT CDR Certificate in Dairy Processing online course. Click here for information and registration
Sept 3-4, 2020 Leadership Skills for Success, Ithaca, NY. Click here for Registration.
Sept 15-17, 2020 Preventive Controls for Human Foods - Dairy Foods Processing, Penn State University, Room 252, Erickson Food Science Building, University Park, PA. For registration and more information click here.
Sept 22-24, 2020 Cultured Dairy Products Short Course, Erickson Food Science Building, Penn State University Park Campus, For information and registration visit : https://agsci.psu.edu/cultured-dairy
Sept 29-30, 2020 Membrane Filtration, Drying, and Evaporation, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
Sept 29-Oct 3, 2020 World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center - Madison, WI, For more information click here
October 11 - 13, 2020 22nd Dairy Ingredients Technical Symposium, Hilton Beachfront Resort Hotel, Santa Barbara, CA. For more information, visit www.adpi.org
Oct 13-15, 2020 High Temperature Short Time Pasteurizer, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
Oct 13-15, 2020 17th International Annual Symposium on Milk Science and Health University of California Davis, Davis CA. Click here for details
Oct 20, 2020 Vat Pasteurizer, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
Oct 20 - 22, 2020 2020 Cornell Nutrition Conference*, Syracuse, NY, For more information click here
Oct 21-22, 2020 The Science of Cheese (Basic Level), Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
Oct 26-29, 2020 39th ADSA Discover Conference -The Transition Period - From Physiology to Management, Eaglewood Resort & Spa, for registration and nore information click here
Oct 27-28, 2020 The Science of Cheese (Advanced Level), Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
Oct 27-29, 2020 Pasteurizer Operations Workshop, Erickson Food Science Building, Penn State University, Click here for more information
Nov. 1-4, 2020 Symposium on Gut Health in Production of Food Animals, St. Louis, MO, Details to come
Nov 9-12, 2020 7:45 AM-3:00 PM The Science and Art of Cheese Making Short Course, Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building, PSU, University Park, PA. Click here for registration and more information.
Nov 10-11, 2020 Pathogen Environmental Monitoring, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
Nov. 11-12, 2020. Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop*, Hershey, PA., Click here for more information
Dec 1-2, 2020 Introduction to Artisan Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts *NEW DATES*, Ithaca, NY. Click here for Registration
Dec 8-10, 2020 Preventive Controls for Human Food, Ithaca, NY, Click here for Registration
June 1-4, 2021 40th ADSA Discover Conference - 2021 Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cows, Eaglewood Resort & Spa. For Registration and more information, click here.
Aug 30 - Sept 3, 2021 72nd Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP). Davos, Switzerland, For registration and more information click here,
Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2021 World Dairy Expo
World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center - Madison, WI.
*An S-PAC Partner Conference
If your organization's conference isn't among the ever growing list that contribute proceedings and presentations to S-PAC®, ask your conference organizer to contact Ken Olson for more information about the benefits of participation.
If you would like to have an event included in the "Dates to Note," please contact Ken Olson.
Thanks to our Corporate Sustaining Members
We appreciate your ongoing support of ADSA and the
Journal of Dairy Science
Ag Processing Inc.
Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition & Food Production
Darling Ingredients Inc.
Global Agri-Trade Corporation
Grande Cheese Company
Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Quali Tech, Inc.
Renaissance Nutrition Inc.
Zook Nutrition & Management Inc.
ADSA Membership Benefits
Did you know that your ADSA Professional Membership, which is the least expensive of all national animal-related professional societies, includes all of the following benefits with no additional fees, charges or suggested donations?
Electronic access to the Journal of Dairy Science®
ADSA Annual Meeting registration at reduced member rates
Discover Conference registration at reduced member rates
* Large Dairy Herd Management 3rd edition e-book at reduced member rates
S-PAC: Free access to ADSA Annual Meeting, past JAM and ADSA divisional abstracts
S-PAC subscription at reduced member rates
* A strong voice of advocacy for the animal sciences, animal agriculture and research
Access to ADSA's large and growing recorded symposia library
(semi-annual association newsletter)
ADSA Dair e-news
(ADSA weekly industry newsletter)
Access to member directory
Peer recognition through ADSA, Foundation and Sponsored Award Program
Discounted page charges in Journal of Dairy Science®
Broad author recognition through ADSA/Elsevier press release program
Linked In and You Tube sites for ADSA
Quality networking with academic, government and industry professionals
Travel awards for all graduate students attending Discover Conferences
Opportunity to serve peers via committee and officer positions
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