WEBINAR: "Healthy gut, healthy calf, productive future"
Consumers today are very different than they used to be, yet have a strong interest in where their food comes from, including how food animals are raised and handled. To help build consumer trust in dairy products, the Dairy Cattle Welfare Council (DCWC) is pleased to offer the webinar series for 2019. These one-hour live educational sessions are available to attendees from around the world (recordings are available to DCWC members). 
Live webinars are free of charge, but you must register.

"Healthy Gut, Healthy Calf, Productive Future"
By:  Dr. Michael Steele; Associate Professor, University of Guelph
March 13, 2019
5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
Webinars are geared toward dairy farmers, veterinarians, consultants, industry, Extension/academia, and government representatives interested in many aspects of dairy cattle welfare. Professional, undergraduate, and graduate students are strongly encouraged to participate.
FDA Commissioner Gottlieb resigns
Food & Drug Administration Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced in a letter Tuesday that he plans to resign, effective in one month. In his letter to Health & Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, he said he has worked together with his colleagues to achieve many goals he set out just fewer than two years ago when he took office.
Organic industry launches fraud protection program 
In a major step by the organic industry to fight fraud in the global organic system, the Organic Trade Assn. (OTA) on Wednesday announced the official launch of its groundbreaking Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions program.

Organic businesses may now voluntarily pre-enroll in a program to help minimize or eliminate organic fraud both inside and outside of the U.S. The new program is based on OTA's tested and completed "Organic Fraud Prevention Guide" that provides businesses engaged in organic trade with a risk-based process for developing and implementing organic fraud mitigation measures.

Lactobacillus biofilms may benefit fermented dairy products
Bacterial biofilms are typically the target of heavy-duty cleaning regimens, but these films aren't always bad news, according to recent research by the American Chemical Society (ACS). In fact, growing them on thin sheets of nanofibers is a great way to produce a fermented milk product that can deliver hardy probiotics to the digestive tract, according to research just published in the ACS Journal of Agricultural & Food Chemistry.

Biofilms consist of bacterial cells that are tightly packed together in an extracellular matrix (ECM). Most prior biofilm research has focused on films formed by pathogenic bacteria and, in particular, on how to prevent their formation or how to detach or destroy the films, ACS said in an announcement.

ADSA News and Happenings
ADSA Supports Preservation of Public Service Loan Forgiveness
ADSA and FASS joined 125 other national and state organizations in a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions and the House Committee on Education and Labor urging them to preserve the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. The program allows veterinarians, animal scientists, dairy scientists, equine scientists, poultry scientists, marine biologists, zoologists, animal nutritionists, epidemiologists, pathologists, ecologists, veterinary technicians and many others who work full-time in public sector positions for a minimum of ten years while repaying their student loans, to have their remaining qualified educationadebt is forgiven. The letter and other coalition letters that ADSA has joined may be found in the Advocacy section of the ADSA website .
- Register by March 14 for the lowest rate!
We reached the deadline for abstract submission for the 2019 ADSA Annual Meeting, and we are pleased to report that 1,200 abstracts are under review for the meeting! Plan now to attend the premier dairy science meeting in the world.
Schedule Change for 2019
In response to overwhelming attendee feedback, we have expanded the 2019 ADSA Annual Meeting. Oral sessions will run all day Wednesday, ending at 5:00 p.m., and a third poster session has been added to Wednesday.
ADSA Listens!
For 2019 we will have
  • An improved native meeting app for iPhone and Android, based on your feedback;
  • Afternoon ice cream breaks in the exhibit hall, now including Wednesday; and
  • An Opening Session that is earlier and shorter to allow you more networking time with colleagues.
Register NOW to save more
Professional members of ADSA who register online by 11:59 pm on March 14 will receive an additional $50.00 discount and pay the lowest rate of $445.00. Don't forget to register for pre-conference events and other ticketed events to get the most from your visit to Cincinnati. When making your travel plans, remember that the meeting has been extended to include a full day of scientific programming on Wednesday, June 26.
Nonmembers who join ADSA now can attend the meeting for only $445.00 (you must become a member and register online by 11:59 pm on March 14). After payment of professional membership dues of only $110, you can save as much as $155.00 over the lowest nonmember rate and enjoy all the benefits of membership through December 31, 2019. The sooner you join, the longer you will enjoy the benefits of membership!
The ADSA Annual Meeting will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Interbull Annual Meeting will be held at the Hilton Netherland Plaza. Hotel room blocks have been secured at discounted rates for our attendees at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati (ADSA HQ), Hilton Netherland Plaza (Interbull HQ), Hampton Inn & Homewood Suites (student HQ), and the Westin Cincinnati. You can book your room online now.
Important ADSA 2019 Annual Meeting Deadlines
Nonmember Presenter Registration: March 14
Early-Bird Online Member Registration: March 14 ($50 off professional member rate)
Housing: May 23
Early Registration: May 30
An added benefit, your registration will include 90 days free access to the Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences (S-PAC).
Need ARPAS CEUs? The ADSA Annual Meeting has been approved for up to 21 ARPAS continuing education units (CEUs)
Thank you and we hope to see you in Cincinnati!

Would you like to help the animal and dairy science community and attend the 2019 ADSA Annual Meeting for free?
Referrals are the most tried-and-true way businesses grow, and the same is true for FASS. Do you know a colleague working with an animal science group that is in need of high-quality, cost-effective support services? Help them out by referring them to Jeremy Holzner, FASS Executive Director at .
Help them benefit from the shared resource concept and the 275 years of collective experience the FASS staff have in working with non-profit animal science organizations. If your referral becomes a FASS customer prior to June 1, 2019, ADSA will comp your registration to the 2019 ADSA Annual Meeting that will be held June 23 to 26, 2019 in Cincinnati, OH. It's win-win-win. For more information about services offered by FASS, click here.
Announcing the 37th DISCOVER Conference
The dairy industry is under economic and societal pressure to increase efficiency while simultaneously reducing the environmental impact and ensuring animal well-being. This conference will focus on the latest developments in understanding how specific feeds or compounds alter animal performance through immune stimulation, microbial modification, metabolic regulation, and inflammation reduction. Join us for the:
37th ADSA Discover Conference on Food Animal Agriculture:
Natural Bioactives in Dairy Production:
Science, Functions, and the Future

October 28-31, 2019; Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, Illinois
(near Chicago's O'Hare International Airport)
Hosted by the American Dairy Science Association®
Conference topics include:
  • Microbial modification
  • Innate immunity
  • Adaptive immunity
  • Redox potential and cellular stress
  • Research methodology and application
Members of the research and academic community, dairy nutrition consultants, feed and pharmaceutical industry leaders, and members of governmental and regulatory agencies are encouraged to participate in this program. Graduate students and early career professionals are especially encouraged to attend.
Early registration deadline: September 30, 2019
Note: registration is limited to the first 150 registrants.
Registration fees increase by $100 after September 30.
To view complete conference information or to register:
For additional program details:
Todd Callaway, University of Georgia (Co-Chair),
Johan Osorio, South Dakota State University (Co-Chair),
Larry R. Miller, ADSA Discover Conferences,
Molly Kelley, ADSA Discover Conferences,
Sponsorship Opportunities
Several sponsorship opportunities are available to provide several kinds of additional exposure for your organization. Click here for complete sponsor details.
ARPAS has assigned 16 CEUs, based on contact hours and content, for ARPAS members in attendance at the 37th Discover Conference.
Click here to view the conference program.
As an added bonus, your registration includes 90 days free access to the Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences (S-PAC).

LDHM is now available by the Section
The Large Dairy Herd Management (3rd ed.) book can now be purchased by the section. The ADSA® Foundation made this change to allow purchase of portions of the book for dairy science classes and for professionals with a particular focus.
You can preview and purchase the Large Dairy Herd Management (3rd ed. e-book) at:  
This peer-reviewed book was developed to help meet the growing information needs of dairy farmers, service professionals, and students worldwide. It brings dairy science and management information to users in an accessible, easy-to-use format. The full e-book includes 97 chapters in 15 sections; the individual sections listed below can now be purchased in lieu of the full book at rates for ADSA members ($15/section) and nonmembers ($20/section).
  • Building Sustainability and Capacity
  • Large Herd Systems
  • Facilities and Environment
  • Milk Markets and Marketing
  • Genetic Selection Programs and Breeding Strategies
  • Calves and Replacements
  • Reproduction and Reproductive Management
  • Nutrition and Nutritional Management
  • Lactation and Milking Systems
  • Mastitis and Milk Quality
  • Animal and Herd Welfare
  • Herd Health
  • Business, Economic Analysis, and Decision-Making
  • Effectively Managing Farm Employees
  • Precision Management Technologies
ADSA® on Linked In continues to Grow - Are you included?
Our ADSA Linked In group now includes 1,641 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.
While on "Linked In" check out the ADSA Graduate Student Division (GSD) as well. You can find their page at

Calendar of Events
March 11-15, 2019  Cheese Technology, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit

March 12-13, 2019   Intro to Artisanal Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, For more information visit
March 26-28, 2019  Preventative Controls for Human Foods - Dairy Foods Processing Short Course, Penn State University, University Park, Pa. For more information, visit https://extension.psu. edu/dairy-pc
April 9-10, 2019  Accredited HACCP Workshop, Cornell University, 148 Stocking Hall. For more information, click here.

April 9-11, 2019    Dairy Calf & Heifer Association (DCHA) Annual Conference: "Joining forces. Reaching higher", Madison Marriott West, Middleton, WI, For more information click here
April 15-17, 2019   Congress on Gastrointestinal Function', Gleacher Center at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, For more information click here
April 16 - 18, 2018   Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference*, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, IN, Click here for additional details
Apr 22-26, 2019  World of Cheese from Pasture to Plate, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
April 23-25, 2019   HTST/UHT Pasteurizer School, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, For more information visit
May 1, 2019  HACCP Workshop, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
May 2-Jul 25, 2019  Certificate in Dairy Processing online course, CDR-UW Madison, WI. For more information, visit
May 5-7, 2019  ADPI/ABI Annual Conference, Chicago Marriott Downtown, Chicago, IL. "Where the dairy industry does business," for registration and more information,
May 8-10, 2019  ADPA Dairy Ingredients 360 Short Course. InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL. For more information,
May 15-16, 2019  The 2019 Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada (ANCC), Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ont., Canada. For more information and registration, click here .
May 28-31, 2019    36th ADSA Discover Conference * - Lipids in Dairy Nutrition: From Feed to Milk Fat, Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL. Registration and other meeting details are available by clicking here..
May 29-30, 2019  4th Dairy Cattle Welfare Symposium, Kissimmee, FL. For more information and registration click here.

June 4-6, 2019  Cheese Grading, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
June 12-13, 2019   4 State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, The Grand River Center, Dubuque, IA. Click here for conference information
June 18-20, 2019    2nd International Conference on Precision Dairy Farming, Rochester, MN, For more information visit 
June 23-26, 2019   2019 ADSA Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, Click here for additional details
Sept 4-Nov 27, 2019  Certificate in Dairy Processing online course, CDR-UW Madison, WI. For more information, visit
Sept 10-11, 2019  Cultured Products, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
Sept 17-19, 2019  Master Artisan Course, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
Sept 24-26, 2019  Penn State Cultured Dairy Products Short Course, Penn State University, University Park, PA. For more information, visit
Oct 7-11, 2019  Cheese Technology, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
Oct 22-23, 2019  Dairy Ingredient Applications, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
Oct 24-25, 2019  Dairy Protein Beverages, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
Oct 24-30, 2019    USAHA 123rd Annual Meeting*, Rhode Island Convention Center - Providence, RI, Click here for more details
Oct 28-31, 2019   37th ADSA Discover Conference  - Natural Bioactives in Dairy Production: Science, Functions and the Future, Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL Click here for more information.
Oct 29-31, 2019  Pasteurizer Operators Workshop, Erickson Food Science Building, Penn State. For more information and registration, visit
Nov. 5-6, 2019    Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop*, Hershey, PA., Click here for more information
Nov 6-8, 2019  Cheese Grading, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit
Dec 10-12, 2019  Making Consistent, Quality Cheese with Concentrated Milk, CDR-UW Madison, For more information, visit

Nov. 11-12, 2020.    Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop*, Hershey, PA., Click here
 for more information
*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
Dairy Nutrition Plus
Darling Ingredients Inc.
Diamond V
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       
*        ADSA News (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
For more information on your benefits, please visit:
To join now and gain these member benefits, visit:

American Dairy Science Association
1800 South Oak St., Suite 100, Champaign, IL 61820