Donna Amaral-Phillips receives the DeLaval Dairy Extension Award

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Champaign, IL (June 3, 2020)—The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) is pleased to announce Donna Amaral-Phillips as the 2020 recipient of the DeLaval Dairy Extension Award. Amaral-Phillips will be recognized during the virtual ADSA Annual Meeting.

The DeLaval Dairy Extension Award was created to recognize outstanding achievements in dairy extension. The winner must have made a valuable and noteworthy contribution to the dairy industry through dairy extension in the broad areas of production, manufacturing, marketing, and youth work; be active in dairy extension when nominated and have at least 10 years of dairy extension work with an educational or public institution; and have been a member of ADSA for at least 5 successive years.

Donna Amaral-Phillips is an extension professor and dairy extension specialist at University of Kentucky. Her extension education program centers on applying sound, science-based nutrition recommendations for replacements and lactating dairy cows, often using hands-on demonstrations and farmer-led discussion groups. She was the project leader for DAIReXNET, a national web-based resource, and co-coordinator for the North American Invitational 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl. Amaral-Phillips has authored or co-authored 52 peer-reviewed extension articles and 356 popular press articles. Some of her most fulfilling extension work in Kentucky has been done sitting around a kitchen table listening to a farmer’s concerns and did not involve dairy science concepts.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA and DeLaval Inc. present Donna Amaral-Phillips with the 2020 DeLaval Dairy Extension 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.