Awards

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.

Award Winners Press Releases

2018 Overall Press Release

Alltech Inc. Graduate Student Paper Publication Award

Sonia L. Gelsinger

American Feed Industry Association Award

Ian J. Lean

Cargill Animal Nutrition Young Scientist Award

Michael A. Steele

DeLaval Dairy Extension Award

Marina A. G. von Keyserlingk

Elanco Award for Excellence in Dairy Science

Herman Barkema

Hoard's Dairyman Youth Development Award

Gene McCoy

International Dairy Foods Association Research Award in Dairy Foods Processing

Paul Kindstedt

International Dairy Foods Association Teaching Award in Dairy Manufacturing

Sanjeev Anand

J. L. Lush Award in Animal Breeding

Flávio S. Schenkel

Lallemand Forward Award for Scientific Excellence in Dairy Nutrition

Antonio Faciola

Purina Animal Nutrition Teaching Award in Dairy Production

Elizabeth Karcher

National Milk Producers Federation Richard M. Hoyt Award

Zheng Zhou

Nutrition Professionals Inc. Applied Dairy Nutrition Award

Mary Beth Hall

West Agro Inc. Award

Sarne De Vliegher

Zoetis Physiology Award

Lance Baumgard

Genevieve Christen Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award

Sabrina Portner

ADSA Foundation Scholar Award in Dairy Production

Kevin Harvatine

ADSA Award of Honor

Alois (Al) F. Kertz

ADSA Distinguished Service Award

Harjinder Singh

ADSA Fellows

Eric Bastian
Jud Heinrichs
Alois (Al) Kertz
Young Park

Journal of Dairy Science® Most Cited Awards – Genetics and Breeding

Nicolas Gengler

Journal of Dairy Science® Most Cited Awards – Physiology and Management

Laura Solano

Journal of Dairy Science® Most Cited Awards – Dairy Foods

Leo Gaze

Journal of Dairy Science® Most Cited Awards – Nutrition, Feeding, and Calves

Michael Van Amburgh

JDS Club 100

JDS Club 100

 

 

 

Instructions to Nominators

Instructions to Principal Nominators of Individual Awards

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®.”

  1. Read carefully the information on the sheet describing requirements for eligibility. Be sure that your nominee is eligible for the award you are nominating him or her for.
  2. To qualify for nomination of donated awards (except for Richard M. Hoyt Award and the International Dairy Production Award), individuals must be:
    1. A citizen of the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
    2. A member of ADSA for not less than five (5) successive years preceding the nomination.
  3. For research awards, publications for the period encompassed by a previous award cannot be used as supporting material for another research award.
  4. Be sure to note employment restrictions for certain awards.
  5. Letters in support of the nominee are not to be submitted for any of the research awards.
  6. When letters in support of the nominee are required, do not submit more than three.
  7. Do not include reprints of papers published in the Journal of Dairy Science® in the supporting material. You may include reprints of papers published elsewhere.
  8. If you are re-nominating an individual for an award, please be sure to update the nomination:
    1. Adds to the publication list any papers submitted during the current year and remove paper that may no longer be eligible for consideration, i.e., more than five (or ten years for the AFIA and J.L. Lush Awards) years old.
    2. Update biographical information as necessary.
  9. Be sure that the supporting materials are uploaded by the deadline. This will ensure complete consideration of your nominee by the committee.
  10. If you have questions, please thoroughly read the document entitled “Policies and Procedures Governing the Administration of Awards in the American Dairy Science Association .”
  11. If you have questions not answered by this document, contact Cara Tharp via phone at 217.356.3182 ext. 141 or via e-mail at CaraT@assochq.org .

Deadline Information

Deadline for Initial Nominations: January 7, 2019

Deadline for Supporting Nomination Material (Qualified Nominations Only): February 18, 2019

Nominations open October 8, 2018

ADSA Foundation Graduate Student Literature Review Award

Donor

American Dairy Science Association Foundation

Nature of Award

A plaque, waived page charges (up to 10 journal pages), a $1,000 monetary stipend per award

Purpose

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.

Special Requirements for Nomination

The inaugural award year is 2019. Applications for the 2019 award will occur between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2018.

  1. The nominee must be a graduate student at the time of submission.
  2. Review papers for consideration must be submitted by the graduate student within 6 months of graduation. Manuscript submissions to JDS will be made throughout the year for peer review by the journal.
  3. Submitted review papers are to be no more than 30 double-spaced pages, including references and graphs.
  4. Submitted papers will be on a focused topic in dairy science and may include a maximum of 75 references.
  5. Submitted papers must conform to to current JDS formating requirements. Please refer to this document for additional review paper submission requirements.

Other Requirements

  1. The graduate student will submit all supporting materials at https://www.adsa.org/newawards/lognom.asp
  2. The graduate student will upload their original manuscript submission.
  3. The graduate student will upload their final submission (or proofs, if available).
  4. The graduate student will upload reviewer comments and author responses for all revisions requested.
  5. The graduate student will include a letter from their advisor or other documentation of graduation status.
  6. The graduate student will include a headshot and short biography (200 words or less).
Alltech, Inc. Graduate Student Paper Publication Award

Donor

Alltech, Inc.

Nature of Award

$1,000 and a plaque with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.

Purpose

To recognize a graduate student who has published a paper in the Journal of Dairy Science.

Special Requirements for Nomination

  1. The student must be a member of ADSA.
  2. The manuscript must be based on research conducted by the student before his/her final oral examination and must list the student as senior author.
  3. The manuscript must be submitted to the Journal of Dairy Science within six months after completion of the final oral examination.
  4. The manuscript must be published in the Journal of Dairy Science during the calendar year preceding the presentation of the award.

Supporting Information on Nominee

  1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at https://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
    1. An updated résumé of nominee's background and training including the published research.
    2. A copy of the manuscript.
American Feed Industry Association Award

Donor

American Feed Industry Association, Inc.

Nature of Award

An award and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.

Purpose

To stimulate research in dairy cattle nutrition.

Special Requirements for Nomination

  1. Nominee must have made a worthy contribution to research of dairy cattle nutrition within the ten (10) calendar years immediately prior to the year of the award.
  2. Nominee must have original research work published.
  3. Nominee must have conducted research at a public institution, hospital, or similar institution.
  4. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least five (5) successive years.
  5. The research upon which the nomination is based must be different from that submitted for the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) AFIA Ruminant Nutrition Award in instances where the nominee is a previous winner of or a candidate for the AS AS AFIA Ruminant Nutrition Award.
  6. If a nominee has received an award, the contributions for the period encompassed by the previous award cannot be used as support for another award.

Supporting Information on Nominee

  1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at https://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
    1. An updated career vitae.
    2. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.
Award of Honor

Donor

American Dairy Science Association

Nature of Award

A plaque and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.

Purpose

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.

Special Requirements for Nomination

  1. Nominee must have served the American Dairy Science Association with unusual distinction.
  2. Nominee must have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for twenty-five (25) or more years. (Eligibility for the Award of Honor is not restricted to those employed by public institutions.)
  3. Nominee must be living when nominations are submitted to the selection committee.

Supporting Information on Nominee

  1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at https://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
    1. An updated career vitae.
    2. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.
    3. Up to three (3) letters.
Cargill Animal Nutrition Young Scientist Award

Donor

Cargill Animal Nutrition

Nature of Award

$1,500 and a plaque with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.

Purpose

To recognize outstanding research by young dairy production scientists during the first ten (10) years of their professional career.

Special Requirements for Nomination

  1. Nominee must have demonstrated outstanding research in dairy cattle production areas within five (5) calendar years immediately prior to year of award.
  2. Nominee must have original research work published.
  3. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least five (5) successive years.
  4. Nominee must be age 39 or younger in the calendar year prior to the year of award and must have completed his/her Ph.D. no earlier than 10 calendar years prior to the year of the award (i.e., those receiving his/her Ph.D. during the calendar year of 1986 and are age 39 or younger during the calendar year 1996 are eligible to receive the 1997 award).
  5. If a nominee has received an award, the contributions for the period encompassed by the previous award cannot be used as support for another award.

Supporting Information on Nominee

  1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at https://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
    1. An updated career vitae.
    2. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.
DeLaval Dairy Extension Award

Donor

DeLaval Inc.

Nature of Award

A plaque and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.

Purpose

To recognize outstanding achievements in dairy extension.

Special Requirements for Nomination

  1. Nominee must have made valuable and noteworthy contribution to the dairy industry through dairy extension in the broad areas of production, manufacturing, marketing, and youth work.
  2. Nominee must be active in dairy extension when nominated and with at least ten (10) years of dairy extension work with an educational or public institution.
  3. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least five (5) successive years.
  4. If a nominee has received an award, the contributions for the period encompassed by the previous award cannot be used as support for another award.

Supporting Information on Nominee

  1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at https://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
    1. An updated career vitae.
    2. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.
    3. Three (3) letters.
Distinguished Service Award

Donor

American Dairy Science Association

Nature of Award

A plaque and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.

Purpose

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.

Special Requirements for Nomination

  1. Nominee must have fulfilled as of January 1 of the year of the award the contributions to the welfare of the dairy industry for which the nominee is to be recognized. (Eligibility for the Distinguished Service Award is not restricted to those em ployed by public institutions.)
  2. Nominee must be living when nominations are submitted to the selection committee.
  3. Nominee need not be a member of the American Dairy Science Association.

Supporting Information on Nominee

  1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at https://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
    1. An updated career vitae.
    2. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.
    3. Up to three (3) letters.
Elanco Award for Excellence in Dairy Science

Donor

Elanco, Inc.

Nature of Award

A plaque and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.

Purpose

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.

Special Requirements for Nomination

  1. Nominee must have made meritorious scientific contributions or discoveries pertaining to dairy production, manufacturing, and technology. This contribution may be published research data, plans, processes, devices, or inventions significant and beneficial to the dairy industry through either theory or practical application. The contributions may have been made while nominees were employed in public and/or private institutions and/or industry.
  2. Nominee must have published the research during the ten (10) calendar years immediately prior to the year of the award.
  3. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least five (5) successive years.
  4. If a nominee has received an award, the contributions for the period encompassed by the previous award cannot be used as support for another award.

Supporting Information on Nominee

  1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at https://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp:
    1. An updated career vitae.
    2. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.
Fellow of the American Dairy Science Association

Donor

American Dairy Science Association

Nature of Award

Presentation of a plaque at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.

Purpose

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.

Special Requirements for Nomination

  1. Nominee must have made exceptional contributions to the dairy industry, to a dairy-related discipline, or the American Dairy Science Association.
  2. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for a minimum of twenty (20) years.

Selection

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.

Supporting Information on Nominee

  1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at https://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or shall supply the selection committee twelve (12) copies of:
    1. An updated career vitae.
    2. A short summary statement (3,000 words or less) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.
ADSA Foundation Scholar Award

Donor

American Dairy Science Association Foundation

Nature of Award

A plaque, $1,500 monetary stipend, and up to $1,000 toward travel expenses for each recipient

Purpose

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.

Special Requirements for Nomination

  1. Ten years or less post-final academic degree. Current active membership in the American Dairy Science Association.
  2. Exemplary research and/or educational programs (instruction, extension, or industry) and potential for future leadership. Nominations solicited from members in both Production and Dairy Foods Divisions.
  3. Deliver a symposium-type address at the ADSA annual meeting to be scheduled as appropriate by the general program chair. The text of this address should focus on critical issues affecting the future of the dairy industry.
  4. Submit a written manuscript of the lecture which will be reviewed and published in an appropriate section of the Journal of Dairy Science. The first submission of the manuscript will be to the Chair of the Selection Committee on or before the annual meeting of the ADSA. Another month will be allowed after the meeting for final revisions. Stipend will be awarded at the ADSA Awards Program or when manuscript is received, if later.

Supporting Information on Nominee

  1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at https://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp:
    1. An updated career vitae.
    2. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.
    3. An outline of the proposed ADSA presentation and a manuscript (if available) with a brief summary statement on the major impact expected from the research and education programs emphasized in this Award presentation.
The Genevieve Christen Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award

Donor

American Dairy Science Association Foundation

Nature of Award

A plaque and $1,000 monetary stipend.

Purpose

To recognize distinguished undergraduates who have demonstrated leadership ability, academic achievement, involvement in the industry and participation in SAD and local club activities.

Special Requirements for Nomination

  1. The nominee must be an undergraduate at the time of submission of application.
  2. Only one applicant per college or university is eligible for the Genevieve Christen Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award in any given year.
  3. The Genevieve Christen Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award will be presented at the ADSA Awards Program and it will be expected for the winner of this award to be present at the Awards Program.
  4. The award nominee must be available to attend and participate in the SAD program at the meeting in which the award is presented. The winner will also be recognized at the SAD Awards Luncheon at the meeting.
  5. The nominator must be a member of the American Dairy Science Association.

Supporting Information on Nominee

  1. Each application must be accompanied by one letter of recommendation. The letter should be from the department chair or a faculty member who is familiar with the nominee’s activities and academic achievements and is a member of the American Dairy Science Association.
  2. The nominee must complete the application form (typed) to be submitted with the above letter.
    1. Please provide official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  3. Upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at https://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or mail six copies of this form to the chairperson of this committee.

Genevieve Christen Distinguished Undergraduate Student Application

Hoard's Dairyman Youth Development Award

Donor

Hoard’s Dairyman

Nature of Award

$1,500 and a plaque with presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.

Purpose

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.

Special Requirements for Nomination

  1. Nominee need not be a member of the American Dairy Science Association.
  2. Nominee may have worked with youth of any age, up to and including college.
  3. Nominee may have worked in many possible capacities such as coach, counselor, teacher, advisor, mentor, chaperone, or supervisor.

Supporting Information on Nominee

  1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at https://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
    1. An updated career vitae.
    2. A short summary statement (no more than five [5] pages) about the nominee and written by the nominator, that documents the nominee’s accomplishments in the area of youth work.
    3. Three (3) letters of support.
International Dairy Foods Association Research Award in Dairy Foods Processing

Donor

International Dairy Foods Association

Nature of Award

$1,500 honorarium and a plaque

Purpose

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.

Special Requirements for Nomination

  1. Nominee must have conducted the research at public and/or private institutions.
  2. Nominee must now be and must have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least the past five (5) years.
  3. The nominee must have published the research during the five (5) calendar years prior to the award, except for the first three (3) years of the award, when the past 15 years of research may be considered.
  4. The nominee's research findings must have clearly and significantly benefitted the dairy foods processing industry in its ability to manufacture products with higher quality and/or safety (either chemical and/or microbiological) or with increased processing efficiencies, or have led to innovative product development with a measurable impact on the market. The adoption of the findings must affect a significant portion of the dairy foods manufactured.
  5. Particular attention will be paid to the long-term importance of the research application.
  6. If a nominee has received an award, the contributions for the period encompassed by the previous award cannot be used as support for another award.

Supporting Information on Nominee

  1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at https://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
    1. An updated career vitae.
    2. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.
International Dairy Foods Association Teaching Award in Dairy Manufacturing

Offered in odd-number years only

Donor

International Dairy Foods Association

Nature of Award

A plaque and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.

Purpose

To recognize outstanding teaching of undergraduate students in dairy foods.

Special Requirements for Nomination

  1. Nominee must have demonstrated outstanding ability as a teacher of undergraduate students of dairy foods in an accredited college or university.
  2. Nominee must be an active teacher when nominated with not less than a total of ten (10) years of active teaching preceding.
  3. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least five (5) successive years.
  4. If a nominee has received an award, the contributions for the period encompassed by the previous award cannot be used as support for another award.

Supporting Information on Nominee

  1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at https://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
    1. An updated career vitae.
    2. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.
    3. Up to three (3) letters.
J. L. Lush Award in Animal Breeding

Donor

Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB)

Nature of Award

A plaque and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.

Purpose

To recognize outstanding research in animal breeding.

Special Requirements for Nomination

  1. Research work published in the ten (10) years immediately preceding the year of recognition.
  2. Research in any area of animal breeding and genetics that had or has the potential for improvement of dairy cattle.
  3. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least five (5) years immediately preceding year of recognition and be a resident of the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
  4. The research upon which the nomination is based must be different from that submitted for the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Animal Breeding and Genetics Award in instances where the nominee is a previous winner of or a candidate for the ASAS Animal Breeding and Genetics Award.
  5. If a nominee has received an award, the contributions for the period encompassed by the previous award cannot be used as support for another award.

Supporting Information on Nominee

  1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at https://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
    1. An updated career vitae.
    2. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.
Lallemand Forward Award for Scientific Excellence in Dairy Nutrition

Donor

Lallemand Animal Nutrition, NA

Nature of Award

$1,500 and a plaque with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.

Purpose

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.

Special Requirements for Nomination

  1. Nominee must have made significant early career contributions in applied dairy nutrition in areas such as:
    1. Basic or applied forage research in the areas of forage production, processing, storage, or utilization
    2. Basic or applied research in the areas of rumen and gastrointestinal microbiology and function
    3. Nutritional effects on production efficiency, cow comfort and health
  2. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least five (5) consecutive years.
  3. Nominee must be a resident of the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
  4. Nominee must be age 39 or younger in the calendar year prior to the year of award and must have completed his/her Ph.D. no earlier than 10 calendar years prior to the year of the award (i.e., those receiving his/her Ph.D. during the calendar year of 1986 and are age 39 or younger during the calendar year 1996 are eligible to receive the 1997 award).

Supporting Information on Nominee

  1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at https://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp Nomination materials are to include:
    1. An updated résumé of nominee's background and training, research, extension, and teaching contributions
    2. Nomination statement not to exceed 750 words
The National Milk Producers Federation: Richard M. Hoyt Award

Donor

National Milk Producers Dairy Scholarship Fund

Nature of Award

A plaque and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.

Purpose

To recognize research efforts with direct application to problems of the U.S. dairy industry.

Special Requirements for Nomination

  1. Nominee must have accomplished research with direct application to problems of the U.S. dairy industry.
  2. Nominee when nominated must be enrolled in or have completed within the preceding one year a program leading to an advanced degree in a department of dairy science, dairy production, dairy processing, food science, or department with similar curriculum in an accredited university in the United States.
  3. If degree work is completed, the nominee must be employed by a U.S. company.
  4. Nominee must be a member of ADSA or of the Student Affiliate Division of ADSA.

Supporting Information on Nominee

  1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at https://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
    1. An updated résumé of nominee's background and training including the published research.
    2. Description of nominee's research and a statement of its significance to the dairy industry.
    3. Statement evaluating the research of the nominee submitted by the nominee's major professor.
Nutrition Professionals, Inc: Applied Dairy Nutrition Award

Donor

Nutrition Professionals, 532 Denison Circle, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085

Nature of Award

$2,000 and a plaque to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.

Purpose

To stimulate and recognize outstanding achievement in research, teaching, extension, and/or industry in applied dairy nutrition.

Special Requirements for Nomination

  1. Nominee must have made significant contributions to the dairy industry in the area of applied dairy nutrition in one or more of areas such as:
    1. Applied nutrition research related to improved production efficiency, reproductive function, and/or herd health.
    2. Integration of innovative nutritional management practices into profitable management systems.
    3. Education (including technology transfer and extension) and application of nutritional information to students, producers, and public.
  2. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least five (5) consecutive years.
  3. Nominee must have made the contribution within ten (10) years prior to the year of the award.
  4. Nominee must be a resident of the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
  5. If a nominee has received an award, the contributions for the period encompassed by the previous award cannot be used as support for another award.

Supporting Information on Nominee

  1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at https://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
    1. An updated career vitae.
    2. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.
Purina Animal Nutrition Teaching Award in Dairy Production

Donor

Purina Animal Nutrition

Nature of Award

A plaque and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.

Purpose

To recognize outstanding teaching of undergraduate students in dairy science.

Special Requirements for Nomination

  1. Nominee must have demonstrated outstanding ability as a teacher of undergraduate students of dairy science in an accredited college or university.
  2. Nominee must be an active teacher when nominated with not less than a total of ten (10) years of active teaching preceding.
  3. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least five (5) successive years.
  4. If a nominee has received an award, the contributions for the period encompassed by the previous award cannot be used as support for another award.

Supporting Information on Nominee

  1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at https://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
    1. An updated career vitae.
    2. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.
    3. Up to five (5) letters.
West Agro, Inc. Award

Donor

West Agro, Inc.

Nature of Award

A plaque and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.

Purpose

To recognize outstanding research of milk quality as affected by control of mastitis, management of milking, and practices in production of milk.

Special Requirements for Nomination

  1. Nominee must have meritorious scientific or technical contribution in research of one or more of:
    1. mastitis including epidemiology, microbiology, prophylaxis, therapy, immunity, anatomy, and physiology of mammary gland.
    2. milking management and systems related to hygiene, udder health, and milk quality.
    3. milk yield, composition, flavor, and microbiological quality as related to feeding or management.
    4. detection or analysis of foreign substances in milk or of abnormal milk, prevention or elimination of milk adulteration, particularly of those contaminants which have significance to public health or an impact on product technology.
  2. Nominee must have made the contribution within the five (5) years immediately preceding nomination.
  3. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least five (5) successive years.
  4. If a nominee has received an award, the contributions for the period encompassed by the previous award cannot be used as support for another award.

Supporting Information on Nominee

  1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at https://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
    1. An updated career vitae.
    2. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.
Zoetis Animal Health Award

Donor

Zoetis

Nature of Award

A plaque and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.

Purpose

To recognize outstanding research in dairy cattle physiology.

Special Requirements for Nomination

  1. Research work published in refereed journals in the five years immediately preceding the year of recognition.
  2. Research in any area of animal physiology relating to the dairy animal.
  3. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least the last five (5) successive years.
  4. If a nominee has received an award, the contributions for the period encompassed by the previous award cannot be used as support for another award.

Supporting Information on Nominee

  1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at https://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
    1. An updated career vitae focused on last five (5) years of research.
    2. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.
Journal of Dairy Science Most Cited Award

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) Most Cited Awards program has been established by Elsevier and ADSA® to formally recognize contributors to JDS whose work is significantly impacting research and the dairy industry. Awards are given annually in each of the four sections that make up the Journal: Dairy Foods, Physiology and Management, Nutrition, Feeding and Calves, and Genetics and Breeding.

Journal of Dairy Science® Most Cited Award Criteria