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Champaign, IL (May 9, 2022)—The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) is pleased to announce Bethany Dado-Senn as the 2022 recipient of the National Milk Producers Federation Richard M. Hoyt Award. The award will be presented on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, during the awards ceremony at the ADSA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri.

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.

Bethany Dado-Senn hails from Wisconsin, where she grew up on her family’s dairy farm. She received her BS in dairy science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2016 and her MS in animal molecular and cellular biology at the University of Florida in 2018. Dado-Senn recently earned her PhD in dairy science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2022, specializing in lactation physiology under the guidance of Jimena Laporta. Her research investigates consequences and solutions to environmental heat stress in the late-gestation cow and her calf, particularly with regard to growth, thermoregulation, and mammary development. Dado-Senn will serve as a youngstock technical specialist with Vita Plus Corporation upon graduation.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA and the National Milk Producers Federation Dairy Scholarship Fund present Bethany Dado-Senn with the 2022 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.