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Champaign, IL (May 19, 2021)—The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) is pleased to announce Daryl Nydam as the 2021 recipient of the West Agro Inc. Award. Nydam will be recognized during the virtual ADSA Annual Meeting.
The West Agro Inc. Award was created to recognize outstanding research of milk quality as affected by control of mastitis, management of milking, and practices in the production of milk. The winner must have made meritorious scientific or technical contributions in research of one or more of the areas of mastitis, including epidemiology, microbiology, prophylaxis, therapy, immunity, anatomy, and physiology of the mammary gland; milking management and systems related to hygiene, udder health, and milk quality; milk yield, composition, flavor, and microbiological quality as related to feeding or management; detection or analysis of foreign substances in milk or of abnormal milk; prevention or elimination of milk adulteration, particularly by those contaminants that have significance to public health; or product technology. The winner must have made the contribution within the five years immediately preceding nomination and have been a member of ADSA for at least five successive years.
Daryl Nydam grew up in New York State, where his grandparents owned a small farm and his father was a practicing dairy veterinarian. He earned a BS in biochemistry from the University of New York–Geneseo and a DVM at Cornell. While living in Vermont, he entered private clinical practice. Nydam returned to Cornell for a PhD in epidemiology. Currently, he is professor of dairy health and production in the Ambulatory and Production Medicine and Quality Milk Production Services sections as well as faculty director for the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability.
It is with great pleasure that ADSA and West Agro Inc. present Daryl Nydam with the 2021 West Agro Inc. 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.