Champaign, IL, June 22, 2022 – During the ADSA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Normand St-Pierre, PhD, Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University and Director of Research and Development for Perdue AgriBusiness – Animal Nutrition, assumed the role of President of the American Dairy Science Association. He will serve as President of the association for one year following his recent one year of service as Vice-President of the organization.
Dr. St-Pierre has been an ADSA member since 1980, and he served on the ADSA Board of Directors from 2014 to 2017. He also has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Dairy Science (JDS) and numerous committees of ADSA.
“It truly is an honor to serve as ADSA’s next president and to continue building on strategic leadership of Paul Kindstedt, ADSA’s Past President,” said Dr. St-Pierre. “For the upcoming year, our most important priority will be to deliver on our new strategic plan, which will serve as a roadmap to guide our dairy science community in the years ahead. No matter what stage our members are at in their career, we want to ensure that they fully engage in ADSA so that they can take advantage of our journals, our annual meeting, Discover conferences, volunteer opportunities and numerous other ways to collaborate with dairy science colleagues.”
St-Pierre grew up in Québec, Canada, and earned his BS (1978) and MS (1979) degrees from Université Laval in dairy nutrition. He later moved to Columbus, Ohio and earned his PhD (1985) for his work on stochastic models in dairy nutrition. Following postdoctoral work in New Zealand, he started a 10-year career in the feed industry, working for both large and small corporations. In 1997 he returned to Ohio State and moved through the ranks of assistant, associate, and full professor of dairy management until his retirement in 2016. He then moved to the East Coast where he headed the research and development department for Perdue AgriBusiness. During his career, St-Pierre authored or coauthored 117 peer-reviewed articles (most of them published in JDS), published nearly 400 abstracts, written more than 600 popular press articles, and made 780 presentations.
His depth of experience in academia and business provide him with a critical understanding of the different needs and wants of ADSA members, industry and those organizations throughout the global dairy supply chain.
According to St-Pierre: “I look forward to working with our Board and staff to deliver valuable benefits for our current members while collaborating through partnerships to draw new members, including students, international members and those in industry.”
About the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA)
The 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.