One of ADSA's five organizational objectives is to recognize ADSA members for outstanding personal achievement. ADSA accomplishes this objective through partnering with 20 award sponsors, and through making its own association and foundation awards. Whether you are a professional or a student, ADSA supports a comprehensive Awards Program designed to identify and recognize those who have made important contributions to the dairy industry and the association.
2019 Overall Press Release
Note: This is not a complete list of policies and procedures governing the ADSA® Awards, but highlights information that each principal nominator should be aware of. For a complete list of policies and procedures, please refer to the document entitled “Policies and Procedures Governing the Administration of Awards in the American Dairy Science Association®.”
Deadline for Initial Nominations: January 6, 2020
Deadline for Supporting Nomination Material (Qualified Nominations Only): February 17, 2020
Nominations open October 7, 2019
American Dairy Science Association Foundation
A plaque, waived page charges (up to 10 journal pages), a $1,000 monetary stipend per award
To recognize graduate students who have composed in-depth and extensive literature reviews in their thesis or dissertation, and allow for these papers to be published in the Journal of Dairy Science (JDS) as review papers, making them available as references for citations in original research papers.
The inaugural award year is 2019. Applications for the 2019 award will occur between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2018.
$1,000 and a plaque with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
To recognize a graduate student who has published a paper in the Journal of Dairy Science.
American Feed Industry Association, Inc.
An award and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
To stimulate research in dairy cattle nutrition.
American Dairy Science Association
A plaque and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
To recognize unusually outstanding and consistent contributions to the welfare of the Association or distinguished service to the Association. The award is primarily for services to the American Dairy Science Association. Career achievements or contributions to other segments of the dairy industry should receive secondary consideration.
Cargill Animal Nutrition
$1,500 and a plaque with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
To recognize outstanding research by young dairy production scientists during the first ten (10) years of their professional career.
To recognize outstanding achievements in dairy extension.
To recognize unusually outstanding and consistent contributions to the welfare of the dairy industry either directly or indirectly. The award shall be based upon a broad, even nonscientific, contribution. Thus, outstanding achievements by those in industry, public administration, or academic administration shall qualify. The contribution may be national or international. Distinguished Service Award is not for ADSA accomplishments.
Presentation of a plaque at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
To recognize a Dairy Foods Division and a Production Division member of the American Dairy Science Association who have rendered distinguished service to the dairy industry over 20 years or more.
No more than 0.2% of professional members, rounded to the nearest whole number (currently 4), may be selected per year. Fellows will be selected from both the Production and Dairy Foods Divisions. Selection for another American Dairy Science Association award in the same year does not disqualify selection as a Fellow.
A plaque, $1,500 monetary stipend, and up to $1,000 toward travel expenses for each recipient
To recognize two young scholars (one from the Dairy Foods Division and one from the Production Division) and their potential in research and educational leadership and to identify critical issues affecting the future of the dairy industry.
A plaque and $1,000 monetary stipend.
To recognize distinguished undergraduates who have demonstrated leadership ability, academic achievement, involvement in the industry and participation in SAD and local club activities.
Genevieve Christen Distinguished Undergraduate Student Application
$1,500 and a plaque with presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
To recognize a candidate who has had significant involvement in dairy-related youth activities either in a professional or volunteer capacity for a minimum of ten years. The recipient shall be highly regarded in the dairy industry for his or her role in personal development of dairy youth and for enhancing knowledge of and interest in the dairy industry.
International Dairy Foods Association
$1,500 honorarium and a plaque
To recognize individuals whose research findings have allowed dairy foods processors to develop new products, to make a significant improvement in the quality, safety, or processing efficiency of dairy foods.
Offered in odd-number years only
To recognize outstanding teaching of undergraduate students in dairy foods.
Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB)
To recognize outstanding research in animal breeding.
Lallemand Animal Nutrition, NA
To stimulate and recognize outstanding achievement in research, teaching, extension, and/or industry in applied dairy nutrition by scientists during the first ten (10) years post graduation of their professional career.
National Milk Producers Dairy Scholarship Fund
To recognize research efforts with direct application to problems of the U.S. dairy industry.
Nutrition Professionals, 532 Denison Circle, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085
$2,000 and a plaque to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
To stimulate and recognize outstanding achievement in research, teaching, extension, and/or industry in applied dairy nutrition.
Purina Animal Nutrition
To recognize outstanding teaching of undergraduate students in dairy science.
West Agro, Inc.
To recognize outstanding research of milk quality as affected by control of mastitis, management of milking, and practices in production of milk.
To recognize outstanding research in dairy production or manufacturing contributing to improvement or care of dairy cattle, development and improvement of processes, products, equipment, methods, handling, and sanitation.
To recognize outstanding research in dairy cattle physiology.
The number of citations a published study receives provides an excellent indication of its importance to its research community. The Journal of Dairy Science® (JDS) Highly Cited Awards program has been established by ADSA® to formally recognize contributors to JDS whose work is significantly affecting research and the dairy industry. Awards are given annually for the three highest cited articles from eligible years. Invited reviews are no eligible.
Journal of Dairy Science® Most Cited Award Criteria