The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Foundation was established in 1990 by a vote of the ADSA membership. The Foundation serves as a means of providing educational and scientific activities for the betterment of the dairy industry and, on a much larger scale, for the assurance of a safe, viable food supply to nourish the world. A seven-member Board of Trustees oversees the activities of the Foundation and ensures that the Foundation remains steadfast to its mission.
As the Foundation grows, more programs will be implemented, each of which will be a reflection of the Foundation's mission.
ADSA Foundation Mission
The American Dairy Science Association serves the dairy and dairy-related industries by stimulating the discovery, application, and dissemination of knowledge; creating an atmosphere in which free interchange of information and full understanding will exist among the various segments of the industries involved; and providing a forum for the discussion and solution of industry problems worldwide.
The ADSA Foundation pledges to contribute to the welfare of people worldwide by furthering this acquisition and dissemination of scientific knowledge and accurate information and to support and enhance educational programs of ADSA and the dairy industry as a whole.
Feeding the World
The dairy industry has the potential to contribute to the nutritional needs of every man, woman, and child on this earth, yet thousands go without. Research, education, and communication can succeed in breaking down the barriers that separate hunger and good nutrition. The American Dairy Science Association is devoted to finding the most efficient, productive, and prosperous supply of dairy products to feed the people of this world. The Foundation is ADSA's way of showing its devotion to this cause.
The ADSA Foundation presently underwrites the Discover℠ Conference Series, which focuses on hot industry issues, and funds scientific symposia, selecting topics of timely interest to the entire industry. These exchanges of information serve as a means for keeping the industry abreast of the latest research methods and production technologies. The Foundation also sponsors several awards to promote the future of dairy science, including the Foundation Scholar award and the Genevieve Christen Distinguished Undergraduate Student award.