Erin Horst receives the National Milk Producers Federation Richard M. Hoyt Award

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Champaign, IL (June 3, 2020)—The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) is pleased to announce Erin Horst as the 2020 recipient of the National Milk Producers Federation Richard M. Hoyt Award. Horst will be recognized during the virtual ADSA Annual Meeting.

The National Milk Producers Federation Richard M. Hoyt Award was created to recognize research efforts with direct application to the problems of the US dairy industry. The winner must be enrolled in or have completed within the preceding year a program leading to an advanced degree in a department of dairy science, dairy production, dairy processing, or food science or a department with a similar curriculum in an accredited college or university in the United States and have accomplished research with direct application to problems of the US dairy industry. If the winner’s degree work is completed, they must be employed by a US company. The winner must also be a member of ADSA or the Student Affiliate Division of ADSA.

Erin Horst grew up on a small swine farm in Van Horne, Iowa, and received her bachelor’s degree in animal science at Iowa State University in spring 2015. She stayed at Iowa State and obtained her PhD under the direction of Lance Baumgard. Her research focuses on the consequences of immune activation on energetic and calcium homeostasis and its relevance to transition cow disorders. In addition, her work investigates potential dietary strategies that may ameliorate the response to infection. Horst has accepted a position with Innovative Liquids LLC upon the completion of her PhD.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA and the National Milk Producers Federation Dairy Scholarship Fund present Erin Horst with the 2020 National Milk Producers Federation Richard M. Hoyt 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.