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Champaign, IL (May 9, 2022)—The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) is pleased to announce Patrick Gorden as the 2022 recipient of the West Agro Inc. 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 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.

Patrick Gorden, DVM, PhD, DABVP, DACVCP, is a 1993 graduate of Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, Gorden joined the Platteville Veterinary Clinic, a predominantly dairy practice in Wisconsin. In 2000 he joined Dairy Veterinary Services, a full-service dairy practice in Chandler, Arizona. As a practitioner, he provided dairy health and production services to farms that ranged in size up to 9,000 cows. Although he enjoys helping producers maintain the health of their herds, his real passion is in the development of quality milk programs and milking equipment evaluation.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA and West Agro Inc. present Patrick Gorden with the 2022 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.