January 25, 2021
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News
Ag groups call for quick confirmation of Vilsack
A coalition of nearly 130 leading U.S. food and agriculture associations called for the swift confirmation of Thomas Vilsack to serve as secretary of agriculture. In a letter sent to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, the groups cite Secretary Vilsack’s vision for meeting the substantial current challenges of food and agriculture and submit that his previous outstanding eight-year service in the post during the Obama administration will benefit consumers both in the U.S. and abroad.
Ag trade advisers named for next five years
Before leaving town, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced the appointment of 67 members to serve on seven agricultural trade advisory committees. A complete list of committee members are available at fas.usda.gov/atacs and includes a who’s who of influential voices from commodity groups to agribusinesses.

The Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee is comprised of senior representatives from across the U.S. agricultural community who provide advice to USDA and USTR on trade policy matters including the operation of existing trade agreements and the negotiation of new agreements. Members of the six Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees provide technical advice and guidance from the perspective of their specific product sectors. This group of appointed advisors will serve until 2025.
Removing dairy cows has minimal impact on greenhouse emissions
The dairy industry in the United States is massive. It supplies dietary requirements to the vast majority of the population, yet it also contributes approximately 1.58% of the country’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A commonly suggested solution to reduce greenhouse gas output has been to reduce or eliminate this industry in favor of plant production.
ADSA News and Happenings
Webinar #2 in JDS Author Webinar Series on February 11
– Register Today!
Are you a dairy scientist interested in publishing in the American Dairy Science Association’s Journal of Dairy Science (JDS)? 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 series will focus on actionable steps you can take as an author to have a positive publishing experience, including best practices and tips that begin to develop your manuscript for JDS. Whether you are a graduate student, postdoctoral researcher, assistant professor, or a relatively new author to JDS, this series will have something for you to take away and implement. The first webinar recording is available on the ADSA website and the second will take place on Thursday, February 11. For a recording of the first webinar, and to register for the second, click here.
ADSA & ARPAS Symposium Webinar
– January 28
The ARPAS Symposium that was meant to take place at the 2020 ADSA Annual Meeting has moved virtual! The symposium will take place this Thursday, January 28 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST. The webinar will cover advances in efficiency in growing dairy animals, advances in rumen efficiency, and advances in production efficiency in adult dairy cattle. The registration link is available in the email you received from either ARPAS or ADSA. Please send any questions to Brittany Morstatter at brittanym@assochq.org.

ADSA says: Thank you for being a member of ADSA! 
Thank you for being a member of ADSA! While the ADSA Dair-e-news that you are reading now and our ADSA® Linked In group are available to all who have in an interest in dairy science, they are made available because of our membership. Our ADSA® Linked In group is way that we can both share current news of ADSA events and activities, but network with other members and dairy professionals around the world. We currently have over 1,900 people in the group.

Visit the Member Benefit page for more information on all of the member benefits. If you are not already a member (or if you forgot to renew), now is a great time to join so you have access to the Journal of Dairy Science®, meeting registration discounts and all of the other member benefits through 2021. Just go to www.adsa.org and become a member today. Remember ADSA Professional dues are only $110 per year. They have not increased since 2000 and are the lowest professional dues of all animal science societies. Click here to renew or join right now.
Special Announcement: 40th ADSA Discover Conference on NASEM Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle Moves to August 2021 with Hybrid Conference

American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA) continues to adopt best meeting practices during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which includes plans for our 40th ADSA Discover Conference: NASEM Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle. The in-person conference planned for June 1-4, 2021 in Itasca, IL will now be held as a hybrid conference August 30-September 2, 2021. Continued COVID-19 related travel and gathering uncertainties coupled with delays with the NASEM publication brought us to this decision.


 We look forward to welcoming you to the 40th ADSA Discover Conference in August, and we are here to help you however we can with questions and requests for support. Please contact Molly Kelley, Conference Coordinator or Larry Miller, Conference Director, or visit our web site at https://www.adsa.org/Meetings/40th-Discover-Conference
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!

Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts
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. 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.  

ADSA members, did you choose to use your registration for the 2020 ADSA Annual Meeting to renew your ADSA membership? If so, Thank You. If not just a reminder that it is time for our annual membership renewal. Remember discounted Annual Meeting registration is one of the many benefits of membership. The savings on annual meeting registration will largely cover the cost of membership.

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 1,903 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 2-5, 2021    Preventive Controls for Human Food, Cornell Live instructor-led video conference, Click here for more information.

Feb 2-Mar 3, 2021    Fluid Milk Processing for Safety and Quality, Cornell Hybrid course, Click here for more information.

Feb 9, 2021 (On-Demand) – CDR’s Cheesemaking 101 Online Course, Click here for more Information/Registration

Feb 11, 2021         ADSA - JDS Author Workshop Webinar Series Paul Kononoff, Editor in Chief of Journal of Dairy Science, Details will be available soon at www.adsa.org 

Feb 16-17, 2021 (Live) – CDR’s Cheesemaking 101 Online Course, Click here for more Information/Registration

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.    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.

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 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.
ANDHIL LLC
Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition & Food Production
Darling Ingredients Inc.
Diamond V
Elanco Animal Health
Global Agri-Trade Corporation
Grande Cheese Company
Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Pioneer
Quali Tech, Inc.
Renaissance Nutrition Inc.
Zinpro
Zoetis
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: 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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