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Dairy's proposed FARM Program 4.0 open for comments
The National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program, the dairy industry's on-farm quality assurance program, has released proposed Animal Care Version 4.0 standards for input from industry stakeholders. Feedback is to be submitted now through March 31.
Idaho company announces plans for new aseptic milk facility
Gem State Dairy Products LLC has announced plans to establish one of the largest aseptic milk processing plants in the United States. The new facility is set to break ground in Twin Falls, Idaho, providing new opportunities for Idaho's dairy industry and creating more than 100 milk processing jobs by the end of 2020.
Dean Foods exploring strategic alternative to accelerate business
Dean Foods Co. made several significant announcements this week, the largest of which was that it has commenced a review to explore and evaluate potential strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value. Its latest financial results showed a net loss of $327 million for 2018, down from the $62 million profit the company saw in 2017.
ADSA-GSD Webinar: Careers in Organic, Sustainable Agriculture
Please join us for the next installment of the ADSA Graduate Student Division webinar series as we learn from Dr. Brad Heins from the University of Minnesota about developing skills related to organic and sustainable agriculture. Heins is an associate professor of dairy management at the University of Minnesota's West Central Research Center in Morris, Minnesota. Currently, Heins conducts his research at the University of Minnesota's West Central Research and Outreach Center. The Center has a 130-head herd in a certified organic system and a 160-head herd in a conventional grazing system. His research and extension program focuses on best management practices for organic dairy production, management-intensive grazing, supplementation strategies for dairy cattle, crossbreeding, group rearing of calves, and renewable energy for dairy production systems. He also serves on the Minnesota Organic Advisory Task Force and Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture Board of Directors. This webinar is open to all ADSA members. Registration details: The webinar will include a 40-minute presentation followed by a live question and answer session.
ADSA ANNUAL MEETING - HAVE YOU MADE YOUR PLANS?
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.
For those who prefer to register using a paper form, a PDF of the registration brochure and registration form has been posted on the ADSA 2019 website.
Nonmembers may join ADSA now to attend the meeting for only $445.00 (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!
Be sure to check out the current list of symposia and workshops, including speakers and their presentation topics. We have 4 workshops scheduled on Sunday, more than 25 symposia scheduled throughout the meeting, the full-day Teagasc-Moorepark Symposium: Animal Diet, Dairy Product Quality, and Advances in Dairy Foods Nutrition and Health on Wednesday, June 26, and the Mixed Models workshop on Wednesday (all day) and Thursday morning (June 27).
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.
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!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
March 5-7, 2019 Food Packaging Short Course, Erickson Food Science Building, Penn State University, University Park, PA, For more information click here
March 12-13, 2019 Intro to Artisanal Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, For more information visit http://bit.ly/032019IceCream
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.
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
April 23-25, 2019 HTST/UHT Pasteurizer School, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, For more information visit http://bit.ly/042019HTST
May 5-7, 2019 ADPI/ABI Annual Conference, Chicago Marriott Downtown, Chicago, IL. "Where the dairy industry does business," for registration and more information, https://www.eventsquid.com/event/5577
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,
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..
June 12-13, 2019 4 State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, The Grand River Center, Dubuque, IA. Click here for conference information
June 23-26, 2019 2019 ADSA Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, Click here for additional details
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 http://agsci.psu.edu/pow
Nov. 5-6, 2019 Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop*, Hershey, PA., Click here for more information
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.
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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