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Congress introduces ag research funding bill
In an effort to boost spending on agricultural research, Sen. Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) and Reps. Cheri Bustos (D., Ill.), Kim Schrier (D., Wash.) and Jimmy Panetta (D., Cal.) introduced the America Grows Act, into the Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
The legislation would authorize a 5% annual funding increase over the next five years at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The America Grows Act would restore U.S. commitment to publicly funded agriculture research, while most domestic agriculture research has declined.
International partners to study endocannabinoid system
Dr. Andres Contreras, associate professor for the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the Michigan State
University College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr. Maya Zachut of the Institute of Animal Science at the Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani Center in Israel have been awarded $310,000 from the United States-Israel Binational Agricultural Research & Development Fund to investigate the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in dairy cattle.
Senate passes bill to strengthen food, ag industry security
The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved bipartisan legislation to address the shortage of agricultural inspectors who protect the nation's food supply and agricultural industries at the border. The Protecting America's Food & Agriculture Act of 2019, introduced by Sens. Gary Peters (D., Mich.), Pat Roberts (R., Kan.), Debbie Stabenow (D., Mich.) and John Cornyn (R., Texas), would ensure the safe and secure trade of agricultural goods across the nation's borders by authorizing U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) to hire additional inspectors, support staff and canine teams to fully staff America's airports, seaports and land ports of entry.
Northeast dairy co-op to dock farmers for overproduction
Agri-Mark, one of the largest dairy cooperatives in the Northeast U.S., marketing more than 370 million gal. of milk each year for more than 850 dairy farm families, is implementing measures to try to stabilize the region's industry by limiting production. The change was approved by the co-op board and outlined in a letter to its members.
ADSA Asks: Did you Know about Discover Conferences?
ADSA Membership provides many benefits. Two of the most obvious are the Journal of Dairy Science® and the Joint Annual Meeting, but there are others that may be overlooked. During the coming weeks we will highlight many of the benefits and encourage you to take advantage of all that ADSA has to offer.
Did you know that your membership includes discounted member registration rates to the very popular ADSA Discover Conferences? Attend a single Discover Conference, and you've recovered 45% of your dues!
Graduate students members can attend Discover Conferences at a special low rate, limited to ten on a first-come first-served basis. In addition, up to ten graduate students per Discover Conference receive up to a $250 travel award, thanks to the Discover Conferences Travel Award Fund, initiated by Bill Baumgardt and supported by ADSA members. For more information on travel awards, contact Cara Tharp
firstname.lastname@example.org at ADSA headquarters.
Two conferences will be held in 2020. The 38th Discover Conference - AUTOMATION IN THE DAIRY INDUSTRY will be held May 11-13, 2020 at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL This Discover Conference will have an abbreviated format from Monday noon to Wednesday noon. The program will bring together researchers, industry partners, producers, and government to discuss current and future technologies and best management practices for success. Details are available at:
https://www.adsa.org/Meetings/38th-Discover-Conference. It will be followed by the 39th DISCOVER Conference - THE TRANSITION PERIOD - FROM PHYSIOLOGY TO MANAGEMENT that will be held October 26 - 29, 2020 at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL. This conference will focus on the scientific advancements made in the last 10 years and will discuss the 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. For details visit https://www.adsa.org/Meetings/39th-Discover-Conference
DISCOVER Conferences provide a unique environment and format fostering interactive presentations and discussions with an attempt to involve all conference participants. If you've never attended a Discover Conference, you need to add attendance to your professional "bucket list"! Act early, as registration is capped to ensure maximum interaction, and these highly-rated meeting normally sell out early. An added bonus for attendees is that all will receive 90 days of complementary access to
S-PAC, the largest on-line collection of conference proceedings with over 650 proceedings now available to subscribers.
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The 2020 ADSA Annual Meeting scientific program will feature
1,200 oral and poster presentations
from around the globe. As always, the success of the meeting begins with the quality of the science presented-we look forward to your contributions to this global gathering of animal and dairy scientists. Make sure your research is included, as 1,800 scientists from over 50 countries will meet in beautiful West Palm Beach, Florida. Again in 2020-
will be featured. In a platform session, an invited speaker leads off a themed or topical oral session with a 30- or 45-minute talk, which is then followed by submitted abstract talks. This oral session type can result in higher levels of engagement of oral session submitters/presenters, while disseminating the most current research. Platform sessions provide a third oral session option, somewhere between a symposium and a general oral session. When submitting your abstract(s), be sure to look for platform sessions that may incorporate your research.
The abstract submission site for the 2020 ADSA Annual Meeting is now open!
https://www.adsa.org/Meetings/2020-Annual-Meeting/Abstracts to submit your abstract. Submission instructions, quality standards, answers to frequently asked questions, and student competition guidelines are available on the page. There is no abstract submission fee.
The deadline for abstract submission is February 20, 2020, at 11:59 pm (CST).
The 2020 ADSA® Annual Meeting special events web page is now open and accepting submissions.
If you would like to hold an event during the ADSA Annual Meeting please click on the link below to submit your request. Remember, a special event is any type of committee meeting, board meeting, or any other type of event that will require meeting space at the ADSA Annual Meeting. Please get your requests in early so that we can accommodate your preferred meeting location and time!
The deadline for ticketed events that require preregistration is November 29, 2019.
2020 ADSA Annual Meeting website will be updated frequently with the latest meeting information, so bookmark the site and visit often. Housing will open in November 2019, and meeting registration will be available in early February 2020.
Would you like to help the animal and dairy science community and attend the 2020 ADSA Annual Meeting for free?
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Help them benefit from the shared resource concept and the 270+ 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, 2020, ADSA will comp your registration to the
2020 ADSA Annual Meeting that will be held June 21 to 24, 2020 in West Palm Beach, FL. It's win-win-win. For more information about services offered by FASS, click here.
Automation in the Dairy Industry
Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itasca, IL
May 11-13, 2020
The 38th Discover Conference will have an abbreviated format from Monday noon to Wednesday noon. The program will bring together researchers, industry partners, producers, and government to discuss current and future technologies and best management practices for success.
Conference Topics Under Consideration
* Overview of Automation on Dairy Farms
* Robotic / Automated Milking
* Automated Feeding Systems
* The Future of Automation
Click here to register. The cost of registration postmarked by April 11, 2020 is $375 for ADSA-ARPAS members and $425 for non-members. This includes all sessions and most meals. After April 11, the registration fee will be $475 member/$525 non-member. Registration will be accepted on an availability basis.
The Transition Period
From Physiology to Management
Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itasca, IL
October 26-29, 2020
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.
Potential Conference Topics include:
- Metabolism of cows in the transition period
- Feed intake regulation; energy balance
- Nutritional strategies including methyl donor supplementation
- Calcium metabolism and nutrition; assessing and preventing hypocalcemia
- Feeding fresh cows
- Applying animal behavior science to transition period management and grouping
- Impacts and mitigation of heat stress
- Understanding and regulating periparturient immune function and inflammation
- Monitoring systems and technologies
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
LDHM is available by the Section
The Large Dairy Herd Management (3rd ed.) book can now be purchased either as a complete book or 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 1,665 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.
Oct 28, 2019 noon Central. DCHA Webinar - "Are you frustrated by abomasal bloat in your calves?" with Brian Miller, DVM. For registration and information,
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 :https://agsci.psu.edu/pow
Nov. 5-6, 2019 Penn State Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop*, Hershey, PA., Click here for more information
Nov 7, 2019 2 p.m. Central time NMC webinar "The Five-point Mastitis Control Plan", Click for more information and registration.
Nov 12-14, 2019 16th International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health, Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Aarhus, Denmark. For more information, click here.
Nov 13-14, 2019 DCRC Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, Pittsburgh, PA. For registration and more information,click here.
Nov. 13-15, 2019 Dairy Purchasing & Risk Management Seminar, Intercontinental Hotel Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL. Hosted by American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI and CME Group. For more information and to register, visit https://www.eventsquid.com/event/7168
Jan 13-14, 2019 2020 Pacific Northwest Animal Nutrition Conference, The Grove Hotel, Boise, Idaho. Click here for more information.
Feb. 5, 2020 Foster Our Future 2020, Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC. For registration and more information, click here.
Mar 11 - 12, 2020 2020 NE Dairy Producers Conference, Syracuse*, NY, For more information click here
Mar 17-19, 2020 22nd Dairy Ingredients Technical Symposium, Hilton Beachfront Resort Hotel, Santa Barbara, CA. For more information, visit www.adpi.org
Apr 6 - 7, 2020 2020 Herd Health and Nutrition Conference*, Syracuse, NY, For more information click here
Apr 7-9, 2020 DCHA Annual Conference, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI, For more information click here.
June 4-7, 2020 The 9th International Conference on Communication in Veterinary Medicine (ICCVM), Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour, click here for more information and registration.
June 21-24, 2020 2020 ADSA Annual Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL. For more information, click here.
June 28-30, 2020 121st CCOA Annual Meeting, South Lake Tahoe. For more information, visit www.ccoadairy.org
Sept 29-Oct 2, 2020 World Dairy Expo, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI, For more information,
Oct 20 - 22, 2020 2020 Cornell Nutrition Conference*, Syracuse, NY, For more information click here
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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