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Champaign, IL (June 1, 2023)—The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA®) is pleased to announce that Richard Erdman has been named Fellow of the American Dairy Science Association. The award will be presented on Sunday, June 25, 2023, during the opening session at the ADSA Annual Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The purpose of the ADSA Fellow Award 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.
Rich Erdman was born and raised on a dairy farm near Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin–River Falls and obtained a BS in animal science in 1974. After a brief period of farming with his parents, he went on to graduate school at the University of Kentucky, where he received his MS and PhD degrees in 1977 and 1979, respectively. He joined the Dairy Science Department at the University of Maryland in 1979 and recently retired as a professor in the Animal and Avian Sciences Department. He received the Northeast ADSA-ASAS Young Scientist Award in 1990, the ADSA American Feed Industries Dairy Nutrition Research Award in 1996, and the Dean Gordon Cairns Award for Distinguished Creative Work and Teaching in Agriculture from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Maryland in 2006. Erdman has been a member of ADSA throughout his career and served on the ADSA board of directors from 2010 to 2013 and as Production Division chair in 1993. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Dairy Science and numerous committees for ADSA.
It is with great pleasure that ADSA presents Richard Erdman with the 2023 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. www.adsa.org