Corwin Nelson receives the Cargill Animal Nutrition Young Scientist Award

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Champaign, IL (May 19, 2021)—The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) is pleased to announce Corwin Nelson as the 2021 recipient of the Cargill Animal Nutrition Young Scientist Award. Nelson 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 five years immediately prior to the year of the award, published original research work, and been a member of ADSA for at least five 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.

Corwin Nelson is an associate professor of physiology in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Florida. He grew up working with cows on his family’s farm in Minnesota. He completed his BS in biochemistry at the University of Minnesota–Duluth and his PhD in biochemistry at Iowa State University. Nelson is the leading scientist of his generation in the field of vitamin D nutrition and physiology of cattle. His work on vitamin D has been instrumental in elucidating novel actions of vitamin D that have practical applications for cow health and production.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA and Cargill Animal Nutrition present Corwin Nelson with the 2021 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.