February 15, 2021
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News
COVID relief bill includes $16B in farm aid payments
As part of its reconciliation bill for additional coronavirus aid, the House and Senate each released details of the $16 billion for the agricultural portion of the bill. In an 8 hour-long business meeting Wednesday, the House Agriculture Committee began markup of the bill that revealed the lack of bipartisan support for the bill to provide direct payments to farmers of color, enhanced Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits and rural health funding. The committee advanced the final package on a party line vote late Wednesday evening.

USDA’s action on RFID tags challenged in court
In a Wyoming federal district court, Harriet Hageman, senior litigation counsel for the New Civil Liberties Alliance, filed an opening brief related to R-CALF USA's Federal Advisory Committee Act lawsuit against the USDA regarding its mandate of radio frequency identification eartags. In addition to R-CALF USA, Wyoming ranchers Tracy and Donna Hunt and South Dakota ranchers Kenny and Roxy Fox are plaintiffs in the case.
Ag industry contributes 10% of overall GHG emissions
Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture account for 9.9% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and come from livestock such as cows, agricultural soils and rice production, according to the latest update for the 2018 year. A new analysis of Environmental Protection Agency data highlights agricultural emissions reductions and the importance of developing new research and technologies to capture more carbon in cropland and pastureland.
ADSA News and Happenings
JDS Author Webinar Series
– Recordings for Sessions 1 and 2 Now Available
Have you missed either of the first two webinars in the Journal of Dairy Science (JDS) Author Webinar Series? This three-part author workshop series, presented by Paul Kononoff, Editor in Chief of Journal of Dairy Science, will better prepare you in the publishing process. The first two recordings in the webinar series are now available here. Make your plans now to participate in the third webinar “Reviewers and revisions” that will be held on Thursday, March 18; 9:30 - 10:30 am central time. Information and registration is available at https://www.adsa.org/Meetings/Webinars

Make your plans to be part of the 2021 ADSA Annual Meeting
The 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) will be held as hybrid meeting with a virtual component and a corresponding in-person meeting in Louisville, Kentucky July 11-14. As always it will be the most comprehensive dairy science meeting in the world. The in-person registration fee includes the Opening Reception, coffee and pastries during morning poster sessions, afternoon ice cream breaks in the exhibit hall, our always-popular ice cream social, a meeting with really nice people, and the best dairy science you will find in the world!

ADSA 2021 will be a hybrid meeting!
The Overall Program Committee is planning to have a robust in-person program AND an in-depth online meeting, including virtual events live from Louisville, that enable scientists from around the world to join us virtually if they are unable to travel to Louisville. We are very excited to be able to plan a hybrid meeting and expand the reach of our science! While the deadline for requesting a ticketed event has passed, there is still time to request a spot for “All Other Events”. That deadline for non-ticketed special events is Thursday, April 1, 2021. Click here for details.

Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts – DEADLINE IS MARCH 4
The abstract submission site for the 2021 ADSA Annual Meeting is open! You can now 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 to submit an abstract to the ADSA annual meeting. The deadline for abstract submission is March 4, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (CST).

The American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) is meeting in Louisville too!
The ADSA annual meeting in Louisville will be directly followed by the ASAS annual meeting at the same location. Make plans now to catch the shared programing day on Wednesday, July 14, and the shared social event later that evening. For more information about the meeting visit the 2021 ADSA Annual Meeting website. Visit often as it will be updated frequently as new information becomes available.  

Just a reminder discounted Annual Meeting registration is one of the many benefits of ADSA membership. The savings on annual meeting registration will largely cover the cost of membership so if you aren’t a member be sure to become one before registering and take advantage of this great benefit.

Would you like to help the animal and dairy science community and attend the 2021 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 jeremyh@assochq.org .

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, 2021, ADSA will comp your registration to the 2021 ADSA Annual Meeting that will be held  as a hybrid meeting July 11-14, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky.  It’s win-win-win. For more information about services offered by FASS, click here.
Special Announcement: 40th ADSA Discover Conference on NASEM Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle Moves to August 2021with Hybrid Conference

The Conference will be held August 30 to September 2 2021 as a Hybrid Conference. Watch for details in next week’s ADSA Dair-e-news.

As a reminder, Conference Sessions will include:
·      Feed intake, Fats, Carbohydrates, and Energy
·      Protein and Amino Acids
·      Minerals, Vitamins and Water
·      Dry Calves and Replacement Heifers
·      Using the Model
·      Application of the New Requirements 
41st Discover Conference:
Health Management of Calves: From Intrauterine Life to Successful Weaning
October 25-28, 2021
Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL

Start making plans to attend the 41ST ADSA DISCOVER CONFERENCESM ON FOOD ANIMAL AGRICULTURE - Health Management of Calves: From Intrauterine Life to Successful Weaning. It will be held October 25-28, 2021 at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL The conference will explore the many changes in dairy calf management practices, and research conducted over the last decade.

Potential Conference Topics include:
      Opportunities and Key Knowledge Gaps in Calf Management
      Bull Calves & Dairy-Beef
      Calf Housing and Behavior
      Calf Immunology and Vaccines
      Calf Nutrition Pre-weaning
      Calf Welfare
      Colostrum Management
      Fetal Programming, Influence of Cow Stressors on Calf Development
      Neonatal Disease Management
      Transition to the Ruminant Calf: Weaning Strategies to Optimize Future Health and Productivity 

A poster session will be included to allow participants to share and discuss research findings. Details will be posted on the meeting site as they are finalized. 
ADSA® on Linked In continues to Grow – Are you included?

Our ADSA Linked In group now includes 1,935 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 https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12059336/profile
Calendar
IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 SITUATION PLEASE CHECK DIRECTLY WITH CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS ON STATUS OF ANY CONFERENCE YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING.
 
Feb 16-17, 2021 (Live) – CDR’s Cheesemaking 101 Online Course, Click here for more Information/Registration

Feb. 17, 2021 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm Central - Using snapshots to create the bigger with Dr. Jennifer McClure, part of the USDFRC Webinar Series. Connection details https://www.zoomgov.com/j/16141396271, 646-828-7666, ID 161 4139 6271

Mar 2, 2021 (On-Demand) – CDR’s Cheesemaking 101 Online Course, Click here for more Information/Registration

Mar 24-25, 2021     Central Plains Dairy Expo (CPDE), Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, S.D. Click here for registration and more information

Mar 24 – Apr 21, 2021    The Science of Cheese (Basic Level), Cornell Hybrid: Self-paced online and live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more information

Mar 30, 2021 (On-Demand) – CDR’s Cheesemaking 101 Online Course, Click here for more Information/Registration

April 1, 2021         Improving Audit Outcomes , Cornell Live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more information

April. 1 – 29, 2021    Introduction to Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts, Cornell Hybrid: Self-paced online and live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more information.

April 6-8, 2021    Implementing SQF Systems, Cornell Live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more information

April 12 – May 11, 2021    The Science of Yogurt (Basic Level), Cornell Hybrid: Self-paced online and live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more information

April 13-15, 2021    High Temperature Short Time Pasteurization, Cornell Live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more information

April 19 - 21, 2021    Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, IN, Click here for more information

April 20, 2021    Dairy Lab Seminar, Cornell Live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more information

April 27- 28, 2021. To avoid further COVID 19 complications, this event has been rescheduled to August 2-3.   Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conference*, Grapevine TX, Click here for more information

May 11-13, 2021     Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada (ANCC) 2021*, Le Centre Sheraton Montreal in Quebec , Click here for more information 

May 12-14, 2021    Preventive Controls for Human Food, Cornell Live instructor-lead video conference, Click here for more information

June 1-4, 2021    40th ADSA Discover Conference - 2021 Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cows, MOVED TO HYBRID ON AUG 30-SEPT 2 –see below and for more information click here

June 9-10, 2021    Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference*, Grand River Center, Dubuque, IA. Click here for more inf30ormation.

June 22-23, 2021 Precision Dairy Conference* - to be held in person or virtually, Hyatt Regency, Bloomington, Minn. Click here for more information.

July 11-14, 2021    ADSA Annual Meeting*, Louisville, Kentucky, Click here for more information

July 13-15, 2021    High Temperature Short Time Pasteurization, Cornell Live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more information

July 26-29, 2021    Certified Milk Inspectors School, Cornell In-person training: Location TBD, Click here for more information

Aug 2-3, 2022 Mid-South Ruminant Nutrition Conference, Grapevine, Texas. Click here for more information.

Aug 10-13, 2021    Preventive Controls for Human Food, Cornell Live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more information

Aug 23-26, 2021    Implementing SQF Systems, Cornell Live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more information

Aug 27, 2021         SQF Quality Management Systems, Cornell live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more information

Aug 30 - Sept 2, 2021    40th ADSA Discover Conference on NASEM Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle – A hybrid conference to be held on-line and at Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca,
IL, For 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, Alliant Energy Center - Madison, WI, For more information click here.

Oct 19 - 21, 2021    83rd Annual Cornell Nutrition Conference for Feed Manufacturers, Click here for more information.

Oct. 25-28, 2021    41st ADSA Discover Conference - Health Management of Calves: From Intrauterine Life to Successful Weaning*, Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL, For registration and more information click here

Nov 1-4, 2021    2021 Western Dairy Management Conference, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Click here for more information

September 2024    International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology, For symposium information visit https://www.isrp2024.org/

*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. / Amino Plus
ANDHIL LLC
Darling Ingredients Inc.
Global Agri-Trade Corporation
Grande Cheese Company
Renaissance Nutrition Inc.
Zoetis
Zook Nutrition & Management Inc.

For information about becoming a corporate sponsor and the benefits associated with it, please visit https://www.adsa.org/Membership/Join-Renew and click on "Corporate Membership."
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: http://www.adsa.org/join.asp
To join now and gain these member benefits, visit: http://www.adsa.org/join.asp
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