Megan Abeyta receives the National Milk Producers Federation: Richard M. Hoyt Award

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Champaign, IL (June 1, 2023)—The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®) is pleased to announce Megan Abeyta as the 2023 recipient of the National Milk Producers Federation: Richard M. Hoyt Award. The award will be presented on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, during the awards ceremony at the ADSA Annual Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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.

Megan Abeyta grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she first became exposed to agriculture by interning at a sheep ranch in high school. Afterward, Abeyta completed her BS and PhD in animal science at Iowa State University and earned her doctorate under the direction of Lance Baumgard, PhD. Her research specialized in evaluating the impacts of stress on intestinal barrier function with a special emphasis on how isolated hindgut acidosis affects metabolism, production, and inflammation in a lactating dairy cow model. Abeyta currently serves as a dairy specialist with Vita Plus Corporation in southern Wisconsin.

It is with great pleasure that ADSA and the National Milk Producers Federation Dairy Scholarship Fund present Megan Abeyta with the 2023 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.