Antonio Faciola receives the Cargill Animal Nutrition Young Scientist Award

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Champaign, IL (June 3, 2020)—The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) is pleased to announce Antonio Faciola as the 2020 recipient of the Cargill Animal Nutrition Young Scientist Award. Faciola will be recognized during the virtual ADSA Annual Meeting.

The Cargill Animal Nutrition Young Scientist Award was created to recognize outstanding research by young dairy production scientists during the first 10 years of their professional career. The winner must have demonstrated outstanding research in dairy cattle production areas within 5 years immediately prior to the year of the award, published original research work, and been a member of ADSA for at least 5 successive years. The winner must be 39 years old or younger and have completed their PhD no earlier than 10 years prior to the year of the award.

Antonio Faciola is an assistant professor at the University of Florida. The overarching goal of his program is to improve the efficiency of nutrient utilization in dairy cows to enhance production and minimize its environmental impact. Since 2013, Faciola has published 43 papers, presented 23 invited talks, secured more than $5.4 million in competitive grants, and mentored 15 graduate students, 24 visiting scholars, 3 postdocs, and more than 55 undergrads. Faciola demonstrated that canola meal improves milk production when it replaces soybean meal in the diet of dairy cows, which has contributed to the wide adoption of canola meal throughout the United States and beyond.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA and Cargill Animal Nutrition present Antonio Faciola with the 2020 Cargill Animal Nutrition Young Scientist Award.


About the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA)
The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) is an international organization of educators, scientists, and industry representatives who are committed to advancing the dairy industry and keenly aware of the vital role the dairy sciences play in fulfilling the economic, nutritive, and health requirements of the world’s population. It provides leadership in scientific and technical support to sustain and grow the global dairy industry through generation, dissemination, and exchange of information and services. Together, ADSA members have discovered new methods and technologies that have revolutionized the dairy industry.