Dr. Scott Angle sworn in as director of NIFA
Dr. J. Scott Angle was recently sworn in as the Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). President Trump appointed Angle for a six-year term at the agency on August 31.
Angle most recently served as the president and CEO of the International Fertilizer Development Center, an organization that helps agriculture in developing countries use fertilizer and other technologies. Scott's resume includes 10 years as Dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia and a long academic and administrative tenure at the University of Maryland.
Angle's biographical sketch is available on the NIFA website.
NIFA invests in and advances agricultural research, education, and extension to help solve national challenges in agriculture, food, the environment, and communities. Working with scientists and researchers around the country, NIFA also makes vital contributions to science policy decision-making, often in collaboration with other federal science agencies. To learn more about NIFA's impact on agricultural science, visit,
Consumers confused on nutritional value of milk alternatives
Dairy milk and plant-based milk alternatives are purchased with nutrition in mind, yet many consumers are not aware of nutritional distinctions between products, according to a new survey by IPSOS commissioned by Dairy Management Inc.

Plant-based milk alternatives have grown in number and volume over the years, so understanding consumers' expectation of "milk" is important, especially as the Food & Drug Administration is reviewing the standards associated with milk. The dairy industry has criticized the use of the term "milk" for plant-based alternatives, such as soy milk or almond milk, and asked FDA to restrict the use of the term if the product isn't from a cow.

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OIE sets international AMR recommendations
At the three-day Second Global Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance & Prudent Use of Antimicrobial Agents in Animals, hosted by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) in Morocco, global leaders in animal health discussed new ideas and solutions to the global rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Prevention of AMR in farming is critical to human health as well as to food safety, food security, animal health and animal welfare, OIE said following the conference. Antimicrobials are used around the world to control and treat infections in animals and people, but their overuse and misuse puts their efficacy at risk. Unprecedented movements of people, animals, goods and food worldwide enable resistant pathogens to populate the planet with ease, the international agency said.
Wisconsin confirms bovine TB in dairy herd 
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP) confirmed Oct. 30 that a dairy herd in Dane County, Wis., has tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (TB) after meat inspectors identified a carcass during a routine slaughter inspection and sent a sample to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory for testing.

Through animal identification records, the carcass was traced back to a herd in Dane County that DATCP immediately quarantined. A quarantine prevents any animals from moving onto or off of the farm.

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ADSA News and Happenings
The 35th ADSA Discover Conference
The 35 th ADSA Discover Conference "Effects of Stress on Health and Production in Dairy Cows", held October 29 to November 1, 2018, was a great success. There were a total of 193 people registered for the conference. They came from 18 countries and 29 states. Dr. Marcus Kehrli, USDA-ARS, co-chair of the program committee shares highlights from the meeting on the ADSA You Tube site. Interpretive summaries from the meeting will soon be available on the meeting site and on S-PAC
Make your plans now to join us for the 2019 Discover Conferences. . The 36th Discover Conference - Lipids in  Dairy Nutrition: From Feed to Milk Fat will be held May 28-31, 2019 at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL It will build upon the successes of fatty acid Discover Conferences from the last decade, serving as an update and comprehensive review and discussion of fatty acids in the current decade. The conference will draw on current data and identify both gaps in knowledge and opportunities to apply the current information. Details are available at: .
The 37th DISCOVER Conference - Natural Bioactives in Dairy Production: Science, Functions and the Future will be held October 28-31, 2019 at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL. The 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. For details visit
ADSA Asks: Do you Know about the LDHM e-book?
ADSA Membership provides many benefits, but did you know that your membership includes a member discount for professional members and students on the new 
Large Dairy Herd Management (3rd ed., e-book
)? This alone will cover most of your membership cost and you gain all of the additional benefits of membership .
Large Dairy Herd Management  (3rd ed., e-book) is available for purchase exclusively from the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) at student and professional (member and nonmember) 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 book preview and other information on the e-book is available at .
This new edition is fully updated and includes numerous color figures, videos, and separate metric and imperial versions. The book is available in both PDF and fixed-layout ePub formats. With purchase of the e-book, both metric and imperial versions in both file formats may be downloaded. To purchase the book now visit:
In addition, 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 all sections of the Large Dairy Herd Management (3rd ed. e-book) at: :  

ADSA Annual Meeting symposia and workshops
Thanks to the hard work of the ADSA members who submitted proposals, the program committee chairs, and the chairs of the special and invited symposia and workshops, the Overall Program Committee is pleased to present the  2019 Annual Meeting Symposia and Workshop schedule .
NEW IN 2019!  In response to member feedback, we are extending the meeting through Wednesday evening. Plan now to stay for Wednesday afternoon sessions and Wednesday evening social events!
The 2019 ADSA Annual Meeting program page has been updated to include the starting lineup of symposia and workshops, by day, along with descriptions of each, confirmed speakers as of today, and presentation titles (if available). Additional symposia are being finalized. We will update this page regularly with additions and confirmed speakers, so please check back often.
Please note that in addition to the six preconference symposia and workshops on Sunday, late-breaking abstracts will be presented on Sunday afternoon. This meeting is packed with dairy science from Sunday through Wednesday and we hope you can be there for all of it!
The housing site will open in November 2018, and registration will open in early February 2019. Abstract submissions are being accepted online now, and if you want to host an event in Cincinnati, please let us know by using the online form.
We look forward to your participation in the most comprehensive global dairy science meeting in the world, June 23 through 26, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Please be sure to visit the 2019 Annual Meeting website frequently for updates and help spread the word about this landmark meeting.
Here is what some of the 2018 Annual Meeting attendees had to say about the meeting:
"If you can only choose one professional meeting to attend per year, this is the meeting to choose. It has it all and it never disappoints. This is the meeting I go to when I need a reminder of why I do what I do."
"The best forum for dairy food sciences."
"If you want to know what is coming down the road in dairy science, this is the place to be. The meeting is a great networking opportunity and an excellent mechanism to maintain and strengthen professional ties with dairy colleagues. This is a 'must do' for any dairy professional."
Make your plans now to join us for the most comprehensive dairy science meeting in the world. Registration will open in February. Visit the meeting website for more information and updates.
Thank you and we hope to see you in Cincinnati!
ADSA® on Linked In continues to Grow - Are you included?
Our ADSA Linked In group now includes 1,633 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
Nov 7-9, 2018          Cheese Grading, Babcock Hall, UW-Madison, For more information visit

Nov 7-9, 2018   ADPI/CME Dairy Risk Management Seminar, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL. For more information, click here.

Nov 8-10, 2018    Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge, Lake More Resort, Fairlee, VT. For more information, click here.

Nov 12-15, 2018           The Science and Art of Cheese Making Short Course, Penn State's Department of Food Science, University Park, PA. For more information and to register, visit or call 814-865-8301.
Nov 13-15, 2018     15th International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health, The Kimpton Sawyer Hotel Sacramento, CA, For more information click here
Nov 14-16, 2018  Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) Annual Meeting. The Westin - Indianapolis, IN. For more information, click here.

Dec 3-4, 2018   Food Safety Plan Development, Location TBD, Click here for Registration
Dec 4-6, 2018    Preventive Controls Qualified Individual for Human Food, Cornell University, Click here for Registration
Dec 5-7, 2018    Ice Cream, Babcock Hall, UW-Madison, For more information visit
Dec 6, 2018   ADPI Webinar - Dairy Oligosaccharides - Types, Amounts and Market Potential. For more information, click here.

Dec 11-12, 2018     Preventive Controls Qualified Individual for Animal Food, Cornell University, Click here for Registration
Dec 11-13, 2018  Making Consistent, Quality Cheese with Membrane Concentrated Milk, Babcock Hall, UW-Madison. For more information, visit
Jan 14-15, 2019   Pacific Northwest Animal Nutrition Conference, Boise, ID. For more information, click here.

Jan 28-April 24, 2019   Certificate in Dairy Processing online course, CDR-UW Madison, WI. For more information, click here.

Feb 6-8, 2019      Southwest Nutrition Conference *, Chandler, AZ, For more information click here
Feb 5, 2019  Foster Our Future - Cultivate, Discover, Grow - A Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) event with ADSA as one of the sponsors. Click here for more information.

Feb 26-28, 2019   Western Dairy Management Conference, Peppermill Resort and Casino, Reno, Nev. For more information, click here. 

Feb 26-28, 2019   ADPI 21st Dairy Ingredients Symposium, Hilton Beachfront Hotel, Santa Barbara, CA. For registration and more information, click here

March 5-7, 2019  Food Packaging Short Course, Erickson Food Science Building, Penn State University, University Park, PA. For more information, click here.

April 9-11, 2019   Dairy Calf & Heifer Assn. (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, 2019   Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference*, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, IN,
Click here for additional details
May 4-July 27, 2019  Certificate in Dairy Processing online course, CDR-UW Madison, WI. For more information, 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..
June 12-13, 2019   4 State Dairy Nutrition & 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

Sept 6-Nov 29, 2019   Certificate in Dairy Processing online course, CDR-UW Madison, WI. For more information, click here.

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.

*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
DuPont Pioneer
Elanco Animal Health
Global Agri-Trade Corporation
Grande Cheese Company
Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Masters Choice
Nutriad, Inc.
Papillon Agricultural Company
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