Steve Kelm receives the Purina Animal Nutrition Teaching Award in Dairy Production

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Champaign, IL (May 19, 2021)—The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) is pleased to announce Steve Kelm as the 2021 recipient of the Purina Animal Nutrition Teaching Award in Dairy Production. Kelm will be recognized during the virtual ADSA Annual Meeting.

The Purina Animal Nutrition Teaching Award in Dairy Production was created to recognize outstanding teaching of undergraduate students in dairy science. The winner must have demonstrated outstanding ability as a teacher of undergraduate students of dairy science in an accredited college or university, been an active teacher when nominated with not less than a total of 10 years of active teaching preceding, and been a member of ADSA for at least five successive years.

Steve Kelm has been teaching at the University of Wisconsin–River Falls (UWRF) for more than 20 years, joining the faculty after completing his graduate degrees at Iowa State University. He has been the lead or co-instructor on 17 different courses with primary focus on dairy management and genetics. Kelm has coached the dairy judging team throughout his tenure and serves as academic advisor to 60 students per year. He served as department chair for 6 years and associate chair for 11 years. Kelm received the UWRF Distinguished Teacher Award in 2002 and was recognized as Outstanding Young Teacher by Midwest ADSA in 2003. Kelm is the campus liaison for the Wisconsin Dairy Innovation Hub.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA and Purina Animal Nutrition present Steve Kelm with the 2021 Purina Animal Nutrition Teaching Award in Dairy Production.

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.