Jesse Goff named Fellow of the American Dairy Science Association®

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Champaign, IL (May 19, 2021)—The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA®) is pleased to announce Jesse Goff has been named Fellow of the American Dairy Science Association. Goff will be recognized during the virtual ADSA Annual Meeting.

The purpose of the ADSA Fellow distinction is to recognize Dairy Foods division and Production division members of ADSA who have rendered distinguished service to the dairy industry over 20 years or more. The recipients must have made exceptional contributions to the dairy industry, to a dairy-related discipline, or to ADSA; in addition, the recipients must be and have been a member of ADSA for a minimum of 20 years.

Jesse Goff worked at USDA Agricultural Research Service, West Central Farmers Cooperative, and Iowa State University. He studied milk fever and hypocalcemia and demonstrated that diet potassium interfered with parathyroid hormone action, causing milk fever. This work refined the use of calcium supplements and diets with low dietary cation-anion difference to reduce hypocalcemia. Goff and colleagues demonstrated that calcium and energy challenges caused periparturient immune suppression, characterized by the inability of neutrophils and lymphocytes to respond to infections, which predisposes cows to mastitis, retained placenta, and metritis. Goff served on National Research Council committees that produced Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle (2001) and Mineral Tolerances of Domestic Animals (2005). Goff has published 126 papers.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA presents Jesse Goff with the 2021 Fellow of the American Dairy Science Association distinction.

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.