Branches

Midwest Branch

The Midwest Branch of the American Dairy Science Association and the Midwestern Section of the American Society of Animal Science were established

  • To advance research and education in the animal sciences through providing a regional forum for exchange of scientific and technical information
  • To promote interaction and collaboration among the animal industries, scientists, trainees, and students
Midwest map
Constitution and Bylaws

American Dairy Science Association - Midwest Branch
American Society of Animal Sciences - Midwestern Section

  1. The organizations are known as the Midwestern Section of the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) and the Midwest Branch of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA).
  2. Purpose
    1. To advance research and education in the animal sciences through providing a regional forum for exchange of scientific and technical information, and
    2. To promote interaction and collaboration among the animal industries, scientists, trainees, and students.
  3. Membership
    1. Persons who are members of the parent organizations (ASAS and/or ADSA) are eligible for membership in the Midwestern Section and/or Midwest Branch.
    2. Members of either ASAS or ADSA that are associated with organizations in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin are automatically considered members unless they indicate differently.
    3. Members of ASAS that are associated with organizations in Manitoba or Western Ontario, Canada, are automatically considered members unless they indicate differently.
    4. Student Affiliate Members of ADSA in the region shall be Student Affiliate Members of the Midwest Branch of ADSA.
    5. Members of ADSA and/or ASAS that are associated with organizations outside the areas specified above who wish to be members of the Midwestern Section and/or Midwest Branch should request this change or addition through the Executive Director of his/her respective society.
  4. Meeting
    1. The Midwestern Section of ASAS and the Midwest Branch of ADSA shall hold an annual, joint meeting at a time and place as selected by the officers and directors of the Midwestern ASAS and Midwest ADSA, which shall be responsible for a program and shall make other necessary arrangements for the meeting.
    2. The officers and directors of the Midwestern ASAS and Midwest ADSA shall have the authority to cancel an annual meeting if circumstances make such action necessary or desirable.
  5. Governing Body
    1. Officers and Directors
      1. President, President – Elect, Past President, Secretary – Treasurer, and National Director elected by the membership of the Midwestern Section of ASAS.
      2. President, Vice – President, Secretary – Treasurer, Past President, and a Regional Director elected by the membership of the Midwest Branch of ADSA.
      3. Director at Large elected by the joint membership of the Midwestern Section of ASAS and the Midwest Branch of ADSA.
      4. Officers must be current members of their respective societies (Midwest ASAS or ADSA) and the Director at Large may be a member of either, or both societies.
      5. The governing body of the joint societies is referred to as the "Board of Directors" and shall include officers and directors of both the Midwestern ASAS and the Midwest ADSA and the Director at Large.
    2. Terms of Office
      1. Officers of the Midwestern Section of ASAS: The President and President – Elect shall hold office for one year, with the President – Elect succeeding the President at the end of the regular year in office. The Past President shall hold office for one year immediately following their term of office as President. The Secretary – Treasurer and National Director are elected for three-year terms.
      2. Officers of the Midwest Branch of ADSA: The Secretary – Treasurer, Vice–President, and President shall hold office for one year, with the Secretary – Treasurer becoming the Vice-President, the Vice-President becoming President, and the President becoming Past President automatically for the ensuing terms. The Regional Director is elected for a three-year term.
      3. At–Large Director: The At-Large Director shall serve a three-year term.
    3. Graduate Directors: The Graduate Directors shall serve two-year rotating terms with one elected each year.
    4. Start of Term
      Terms of office for all officers will begin following the joint ASAS/ADSA Business Meeting held at the annual joint meeting of these regional societies.
    5. Responsibilities
      Officers of the Midwestern Section of ASAS, Midwest Branch of ADSA and the At-Large Director share the responsibilities associated with the joint function of these societies. Responsibilities are outlined in the Master Schedule of Activities and Task Assignments for the Officers and Directors of the Midwestern Section of ASAS and the Midwest Branch of ADSA.
  6. Graduate Directors (2) elected by the joint membership of the Midwestern Section of ASAS and the Midwest Branch of ADSA.
  7. Finances
    1. The Executive Directors of ASAS and ADSA shall maintain financial records with expenditures approved by the Secretary – Treasurer of either the Midwestern ASAS or ADSA.
    2. The Executive Directors of ASAS and ADSA are responsible for submitting an annual report of finances to the Board of Directors at the Board Meeting preceding the Annual Meeting.
    3. The Board of Directors shall provide this annual report of finances to the membership for their approval at the annual business meeting of the joint societies held during the annual meeting.
    4. The parent societies (ASAS and ADSA) for each of the regional societies provide financial support to the annual meeting as specified in their Constitution and Bylaws.
    5. In the event of dissolution of either the Midwestern Section of ASAS or the Midwest Branch of ADSA, funds remaining in the treasury will revert to the parent Societies. The Executive Committees of the parent societies will determine the relative distribution of these funds.
    6. A registration fee that is recommended by Executive Directors of ASAS and ADSA and approved by the Board of Directors shall be charged at the annual meeting sufficient to finance the expenses of the meeting that are not met from other funds.
  8. Committees
    1. Program, standing, and special committees shall be formed and members appointed by the Board of Directors. The Vice - President of the Midwest Branch of ADSA is responsible for making recommendations of committee membership to the Board of Directors during the Annual Meeting, and after approval by the same, the Midwest ADSA President shall notify the selected personnel for committee membership.
  9. Amendments
    1. A proposed amendment to the Constitution or By-Laws may originate from the Board of Directors or by petition signed by 25 members. Proposed amendments shall be mailed to the membership at least 30 days prior to the annual meeting for balloting. To be counted, the FASS office must receive the ballot not later than 14 days before the first day of the annual meeting. A two-thirds majority of the total ballots cast shall be required for the adoption of an amendment to the Constitution or the By-Laws.
    2. Changes in the American Society of Animal Science's or the American Dairy Science Association's Constitution and Bylaws may necessitate changes in this document, and in which case, the Board of Directors of the Midwestern ADSA/ASAS may originate the needed amendments to be voted upon by the membership.

Bylaws

  1. Election of Officers
    1. Nominating Committees
      1. The nominating committee for the Midwestern Section of ASAS will consist of the Past – President and persons serving in this role in the preceding two years.
      2. The nominating committee for the Midwest Branch of ADSA will consist of the Past – President and persons serving in this role in the preceding two years.
      3. If these persons are unable to serve in this role, the Executive Committee will appoint committee members as needed.
    2. Nominations
      1. On an annual basis, the ASAS Nominations Committee will select two candidates for the position of President – Elect. This committee will also select two candidates each for the positions of Secretary-Treasurer and National Director of ASAS at the end of their respective 3-year terms. After the three – year term of office, the Secretary-Treasurer may be placed on the ballot for President-Elect at the discretion of the Nominations Committee.
      2. On an annual basis, the ADSA Nominations Committee will select two candidates for the position of Secretary - Treasurer. Every 3rd year, this committee will select two candidates for the position of Director of Midwest Branch of ADSA.
      3. Every 3rd year, the combined ASAS and ADSA Nominations Committee, with leadership from the chair of both Committees, will select two candidates for the At-Large Director.
    3. Ballots and Appointments
      1. The election of officers shall be by ballot mailed at least 30 days prior to the annual meeting. A brief biographical sketch, prepared by the nominee, will accompany the ballot. The ballot shall provide space for write-in candidates.
      2. The candidate receiving the largest number of votes shall be declared elected. In case of a tie vote, a runoff election will be held at the annual meeting.
      3. The Board of Directors shall fill, for the un-expired terms, all vacancies in elected positions.
  2. Dissolution
    1. If, for any reason, it seems desirable to dissolve either regional society, a written statement from the Board of Directors to that effect shall be sent to all members of the Branch or Section with a ballot. If two-thirds or more of the ballots so indicate, the Branch or Section shall be dissolved.
Representatives

President
Jill Anderson (2019)
South Dakota State University
(605) 688-5486
jill.anderson@sdstate.edu

Vice President
Mattthew Akins (2019)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
(715) 384-9459
msakins@wisc.edu

Secretary
Bradley Heins (2019)
University of Minnesota
(320) 589-1711
Hein0106@umn.edu

Past President
James Paulson
University of Minnesota
(507) 280-2871
jcp@umn.edu

Regional Director
Jeffrey M. DeFrain
Zinpro Research and Nutritional Services
(952) 983-3982
JDeFrain@Zinpro.com

Director-at-Large
Tim Safranski
University of Missouri (573) 884-7994 safranskit@missouri.edu

For a full listing of ADSA Midwest Branch / ASAS Midwestern Section Officers visit: https://www.asas.org/sections/midwest-section

Awards

2018 Award Winners

Vancouver, Canada July 8-12, 2018

Animal Science Young Scholars

  • Amy Desaulniers – University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Bailey Harsh – University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
  • Divek Nair – University of Minnesota
  • F. Henry Hilscher, Jr. – University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Gloria Casas-Bedoya – University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
  • Martin Overholt – University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
  • Roger Cochrane – Kansas State University
  • Shelby Curry – Iowa State University

Outstanding Early Career Agribusiness Award

  • Jon Bergstrom – DSM Nutritional Products

Outstanding Extension Specialist Award

  • Luís Mendonça – Kansas State University

Outstanding Young Researcher Award

  • Yuan H. “Brad” Kim – Purdue University

Outstanding Young Teacher Award

  • Ms. Gloria Casas-Bedoya – University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Young Dairy Scholars

  • Fernanda Batistel – University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
  • Jonas de Souza – Michigan State University
  • Sarah Morrison – University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
  • Tansol Park – The Ohio State University
2017 Award Winners

Baltimore, MD July 8-12, 2017

Animal Science Young Scholars

  • Benjamin Bohrer – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Kelsey Ronningen – Kansas State University
  • Jordan Thomas – University of Missouri
  • Alvaro Garcia Guerra – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Faith Keomanivong – North Dakota State University
  • Christopher Anderson – University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Trey Kellner – Iowa State University
  • Francisco Cabezon – Purdue University

Outstanding Young Extension Specialist Award

Sponsored by Land O'Lakes Purina LLC

  • Dr. Felipe Cardoso – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Dr. Jared Decker – University of Missouri

Outstanding Young Researcher Award

Sponsored by DSM Nutritional Products Inc.

  • Dr. Stephanie Hansen – Iowa State University

Outstanding Young Teacher Award

Sponsored by Archer Daniels Midland Company

  • Dr. Elizabeth Karcher – Purdue University

Stahly/Peo Outstanding Swine Nutrition Midwest Graduate Student Award

Sponsored by the Stahly/Peo Memorial and Tribute Fund

  • Trey Kellner – Iowa State University

Young Dairy Scholars

  • Yan Sun – Michigan State University
  • Sara Kvidera – Iowa State University
  • Mario Riboni – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Spencer Moore – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Brittany Casperson – Purdue University
  • Angela Manthey – South Dakota State Univerity
2016 Award Winners

Salt Lake City, UT July 19–23, 2016

Animal Science Young Scholars

  • C. S. Bass – North Dakota State University
  • E. K. Arkfeld – University of Illinois
  • J. A. De Jong – Kansas State University
  • J. C. Gonzalez Vega – University of Illinois
  • J. C. McCann – University of Illinois
  • J. D. Colpoys – Iowa State University
  • J. R. Flohr – Kansas State University
  • K. M. Sargent – University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • L. A. Amundson – University of Wisconsin

National Pork Board Innovation Award

  • A. T. Desaulniers – University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • L. L. Schumacher – Kansas State University

Outstanding Early Career Agribusiness Award

  • C. R. Neill – Pipestone Veterinary Services

Outstanding Extension Specialist Award

  • C. R. Dahlen – North Dakota State University

Outstanding Young Researcher Award

  • R. N. Dilger – University of Illinois

Outstanding Teacher Award

  • B. J. Bradford – Kansas State University

Tim S. Stahly Outstanding Swine Nutrition Midwest Graduate Student Award

  • J. C. Gonzalez Vega – University of Illinois

Young Dairy Scholars

  • A. J. Carpenter – Kansas State University
  • C. E. Chapman – University of New Hampshire
  • J. P. N. Martins – Michigan State University
  • K. E. Boesche – Purdue University
  • P. R. F. Adkins – University of Missouri
  • W. D. Weich – South Dakota State University
  • Z. Zhou – University of Illinois
2015 Award Winners

Orlando, FL July 12–16, 2015

Animal Science Young Scholars

  • A. S. Bhatnagar – University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • B. W. Daigneault – University of Illinois
  • K. F. Coble – Kansas State University
  • M. A. Erasmus – Michigan State University
  • N. A. Gutierrez – Iowa State University
  • O. N. Genther – Iowa State University

Innovation in Dairy Research Award

  • L. J. Wilsdorf

Invitational Competitive Research Paper Award - Oral Competition

  • J. G. Wiegert – Virginia Tech
  • J. R. Russell – Iowa State University
  • J. T. Gebhardt – Michigan State University
  • K. N. Niederecker – University of Missouri

Invitational Competitive Research Paper Award - Poster Competition

  • C. D. Evans – Kansas State University
  • K. F. Coble – Kansas State University
  • R. S. Stokes – Iowa State University

National Pork Board Innovation Award

  • D. S. Rosero – North Carolina State University
  • J. A. Brown – Prairie Swine Centre
  • M. Walugembe – Iowa State University

Outstanding Early Career Agribusiness Award

  • M. Wolfe – Cargill

Outstanding Extension Specialist Award

  • M. L. Spangler – University of Nebraska

Outstanding Young Researcher Award

  • N. K. Gabler – Iowa State University

Outstanding Teacher Award

  • B. D. Whitaker – University of Findlay

Tim S. Stahly Outstanding Swine Nutrition Midwest Graduate Student Award

  • N. A. Gutierrez – Iowa State University

Young Dairy Scholars

  • J. Laporta – University of Florida
  • J. P. Boerman – Cargill Animal Nutrition
  • L. F. Ferraretto – University of Wisconsin
  • T. S. Dennis – Provimi
2014 Award Winners

Kansas City, MO July 20-24, 2014

Animal Science Young Scholars

  • C. B. Paulk – Kansas State University
  • C. L. Daigle – Michigan State University
  • C. M. Pilcher – Iowa State University
  • D. Gonzalez-Pena Fundora – University of Illinois
  • E. K. Harris – University of Minnesota
  • J. K. Grubbs – Iowa State University
  • J. L. Zambito – West Virginia University
  • L. E. Camacho – North Carolina State University
  • M. V. Sanz Fernandez – Iowa State University
  • S. M. Cruzen – Iowa State University

Invitational Competitive Research Paper Award - Oral Competition

  • B. O. Fleming – Mississippi State University
  • B. R. Mordhorst – North Dakota State University
  • E. K. Harris – University of Minnesota
  • F. Wu – University of Minnesota
  • H. L. Frobose – Kansas State University
  • K. M. Gourley – Kansas State University

Invitational Competitive Research Paper Award - Poster Competition

  • E. G. Groose – Lincoln University
  • J. D. Colpoys – Iowa State University
  • J. L. Peine – North Dakota State University

National Pork Board Innovation Award

  • B. D. Whitaker – University of Findlay
  • N. V. L. Serao – Iowa State University

Outstanding Early Career Agribusiness Award

  • A. Brackenridge – Cargill

Outstanding Extension Specialist Award

  • G. K. Rentfrow – University of Kentucky

Outstanding Researcher Award

  • L. A. Kuehn – USDA-ARS

Outstanding Teacher Award

  • T. L. Douthit – Kansas State University

Tim S. Stahly Outstanding Swine Nutrition Midwest Graduate Student Award

  • N. L. Horn – Purdue University

Young Dairy Scholars

  • K. Yuan – Kansas State University
  • P. Plantoni – Michigan State University
2013 Award Winners

Indianapolis, IN July 8–12, 2013

Animal Science Young Scholars

  • A. F. Summers – University of Nebraska
  • A. R. Hanson – University of Minnesota
  • D. W. Brake – Kansas State University
  • E. A. Bobeck – Iowa State University
  • F. Almeida – University of Illinois
  • L. A. Mack – Purdue University
  • N. J. Boddicker – Iowa State University
  • Y. Shen – North Carolina State University

Invitational Competitive Research Paper Award - Oral Competition

  • B. E. Abramovitz – University of Missouri
  • D. B. Burken – University of Nebraska
  • K. L. Gillespie – University of Nebraska

Invitational Competitive Research Paper Award - Poster Competition

  • B. M. Bohrer – Ohio State University
  • L. E. Camacho – North Dakota State University
  • Z. E. Carlson – North Dakota State University

National Pork Board Innovation Award

  • K. Stalder
  • X. Li

Outstanding Early Career Agribusiness Award

  • T. Loy – Adams Land and Cattle Co.

Outstanding Extension Specialist Award

  • R. L. Weaber – Kansas State University

Outstanding Researcher Award

  • J. P. Steibel – Michigan State University

Outstanding Teacher Award

  • J. M. Bormann – Kansas State University
  • T. A. Strauch – University of Missouri

Tim S. Stahly Outstanding Swine Nutrition Midwest Graduate Student Award

  • S. Monegue – University of Kentucky

Young Dairy Scholars

  • D. A. Koltes – Iowa State University
  • E. Castillo Lopez – University of Nebraska
  • H. A. Tucker – Purdue University
  • J. Farney – Kansas State University
  • J. L. Anderson – South Dakota State University
  • J. S. Osorio – University of Illinois
  • K. J. Herrick – South Dakota State University
  • R. G. Cabral – University of New Hampshire
2012 Award Winners

Des Moines, IA March 19-21, 2012

Young Animal Scientist Extension Award

Sponsored by Land O'Lakes Purina LLC

  • William Justin Sexten – University of Missouri

Young Animal Scientist Extension Award

Sponsored by Land O'Lakes Purina LLC

  • Justin Waggoner – Kansas State University

Young Animal Scientist Research Award

Sponsored by DSM Nutritional Products Inc.

  • George A. Perry – South Dakota State University

Young Animal Scientist Teaching Award

Sponsored by Archer Daniels Midland Company

  • Joann M. Kouba – Kansas State University

Outstanding Early Career Agribusiness Award

Sponsored by BASF Plant Science

  • Clint R. Schwab – National Swine Registry

National Pork Board Swine Innovation (Abstract) Award

Sponsored by the National Pork Board

  • Yanhong Liu – University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

Dr. Tim S. Stahly Outstanding Swine Nutrition Midwest Graduate Student Award

Sponsored by the Tim S. Stahly Memorial and Tribute Fund

  • Cassandra Jones – Iowa State University

Academic Quadrathlon Winners

  • Lindy Smith – Ohio State University students
  • James Maynard – Ohio State University students
  • Alex Newman – Ohio State University students
  • Kevin Jacque – Ohio State University students

Young Dairy Scholars

  • Matthew Akins
  • Mohamed Osman
  • Sanjeewa Ranathunga

Animal Science Young Scholars

  • Richard Leach
  • Jolene Kelzer
  • Rodrigo Manjarin
  • Minho Song
  • Yanhong Liu
  • Igseo Choi
  • Sarah Cervantes-Pahm
  • Melissa Weber
2011 Award Winners

Des Moines, IA March 14-16, 2011

Young Animal/Dairy Science Leader Outstanding Researcher Award

Sponsored by DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.

  • Kimberly A. Vonnahme – North Dakota State University

Young Animal/Dairy Science Leader Outstanding Teacher Award

Sponsored by ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc.

  • Sarah A. Wagner – North Dakota State University

Young Animal/Dairy Science Leader Outstanding Extension Award

Sponsored by Land O'Lakes, Purina Mills LLC

  • George A. Perry – South Dakota State University

Outstanding Early Career Agribusiness Award

Sponsored by BASF Plant Science

  • Aaron M. Gaines – The Maschhoffs, Carlyle, IL

Innovation in Dairy Research Award

Sponsored by Land O'Lakes, Purina Mills LLC

  • Daniel E. Graugnard – University of Illinois

2011 Young Dairy Scholars

  • M. J. Aguerre – University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • N. M. Bello – Kansas State University
  • G. L. Golombeski – University of Minnesota
  • D. E. Graugnard – University of Illinois
  • H. M. White – Indiana University School of Medicine

Animal Science Young Scholars

  • J. R. Bergstrom – Kansas State University
  • D. D. Boler – University of Illinois
  • A. E. DeDecker – University of Illinois
  • M. R. P. Elmore – University of Illinois
  • A. M. Meyer – North Dakota State University
  • B. W. Neville – North Dakota State University
  • C. E. Phillips – University of Minnesota
  • P. E. Urriola – Cargill Animal Nutrition

Tim S. Stahly Outstanding Swine Nutrition Midwest Graduate Student Award

Sponsored by Tim S. Stahly Memorial and Tribute Fund

  • J. R. Bergstrom – Kansas State University
2010 Award Winners

Des Moines, IA March 15-17, 2010

Young Animal/Dairy Science Leader Outstanding Researcher Award

Sponsored by DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.

  • Joel DeRouchey – Kansas State University

Young Animal/Dairy Science Leader Outstanding Teacher Award

Sponsored by ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc.

  • Kimberly A. Vonnahme – North Dakota State University

Young Animal/Dairy Science Leader Outstanding Extension Award

Sponsored by Land O'Lakes, Purina Mills LLC

  • Cody L. Wright – South Dakota State University

Outstanding Early Career Agribusiness Award

Sponsored by BASF Plant Science

  • Daryl H. Kleinschmit – Agri-King, Inc.

Outstanding Early Career Agribusiness Award

Sponsored by BASF Plant Science

  • Joel Spencer – JBS United, Inc.

Innovation in Dairy Research Award

Sponsored by Land O’Lakes, Purina Mills LLC
Abstract 310 Intestinal digestibility of amino acids in rumen undegraded corn silage using the mobile bag technique. S. M. Fredin*1, H. Lapierre2, N. L. Whitehouse1, and C. G. Schwab1, 1University of New Hampshire, Durham, 2Agriculture and Agri-Food, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada.

National Pork Board Swine Innovation Award

Sponsored by National Pork Board
Abstract 152 (Research Award) Effect of genotype on heat production and the net energy (NE) value of a corn-soybean meal-based diet. E. Kiarie* and C. M Nyachoti, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Abstract 174 (Research Award) Soybean meal level modifies the impact of high immune stress on growth and feed efficiency in pigs. M. E. Johnston1, R. D. Boyd*1, C. E. Zier-Rush1, and C. E. Fralick2, 1The Hanor Company, Franklin, KY, 2Swine-Tek Research, Van Wert, OH.

Abstract 66 (Education Award) Gateway serves as online clearinghouse for pork production information. M.T. See*1, K. Beeler2, M. Whitney3, G. Thome4, M. Swan5, M. Morrow1, Y. Li3, T. Baas6, B. Richert7, R. Knox8, S. Pohl9, A. Sutton7, S. Moeller10, J. Sterle11, P. Holden8, 1North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, 2U.S. Pork Center of Excellence, Ames, IA, USA, 3University of Minnesota, Mankato, MN, USA, 4Riverland College, Austin, MN, USA, 5Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA, 6Iowa State University, Ame, IA, USA, 7Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, 8University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, USA, 9South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, USA, 10Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA, 11Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, 12National Pork Board, Des Moines, IA, USA, 13North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA.

Undergraduate Student Paper Competition – Oral Division

Sponsored by: Ralco Nutrition Inc.
1st Abstract 337 - Effects of maternal nutritional plane and selenium supply on jejunal crypt cell proliferation and villous morphology in offspring at 20 days of age. S. I. Fry*1, A. M. Meyer1, J. J. Reed1, T. L. Neville1, J. B. Taylor2, L. P. Reynolds1, D. A. Redmer1, K. A. Vonnahme1, and J. S. Caton1, 1Center for Nutrition and Pregnancy, Department of Animal Sciences, North Dakota State University, Fargo, 2USDA-ARS, U.S. Sheep Experiment Station, Dubois, ID.

2nd Abstract 344 - Effects of maternal exercise during gestation on blood oxygen levels and gilt behavior. C. G. Jackson*, E. K. Harris, K. A. Vonnahme, and E. P. Berg, Department of Animal Sciences North Dakota State University, Fargo.

3rd Abstract 338 - Evaluation of single nucleotide polymorphism markers on pig chromosomes 3 and 6 for potential associations with meat quality traits. M. J. Dawes*, R. O. Bates, N. E. Raney, J. P. Steibel, and C. W. Ernst, Michigan State University, East Lansing.

Undergraduate Student Paper Competition – Poster Division

Sponsored by ASAS ADSA MW Board
1st Abstract 351 - Dietary additions of Mn reduced femur strength in young pigs fed diets with supplemental vitamin D but increased strength in pigs fed diets with no supplemental vitamin D. P. Strassburg*, D. K. Schneider, and T. D. Crenshaw, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

2nd Abstract 350 - Use of ultrasound technology for the prediction of carcass yield grade of light weight, short-fed stocker cattle. S. J. Lawrence*1, S. E. Kreider1, J. J. Higgins1, D. A. Blasi1, L. Allen1, M. E. Dikeman2, M. P. Epp1, and P. Ritter2, 1Kansas State University, Manhattan, 2Cattle Performance Enhancement Company, Oakley, KS.

3rd Abstract 354 - Effect of standing estrus prior to an injection of GnRH on steriodogenic enzyme expression in luteal tissue. K. L. Gebhart*, B. L. Perry, M. G. Gonda, C. L. Wright, R. C. Bott, and G. A. Perry, South Dakota State University, Department of Animal and Range Sciences, Brookings.

Graduate Student Paper Competition – M.S. Oral Division

Sponsored by DeKalb Feeds, Inc.
1st Abstract 83 - Fatty acid profiles of pork fat are altered when ractopamine (Paylean), CLA and DDGS are fed. H. L. Evans*1, R. B. Hinson1, G. D. Gerlemann1, D. Pompeu1, S. N. Carr2, M. J. Ritter2, B. R. Wiegand1, G. L. Allee1, and R. D. Boyd3, 1University of Missouri.

2nd Abstract 77 - Effect of chronic exposure of low levels of aflatoxin and deoxynivalenol on growth and immune status of pigs. A. C. Chaytor*1, M. T. See1, J. A. Hansen2, A. L. De Souza2, T. Middleton3, and S. W. Kim1, 1North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 2Murphy-Brown LLC, Rose Hill, NC, 3Ag ProVision LLC, Kenansville, NC.

3rd Abstract 82 - Impact of maternal exercise on maternal body composition, fetal growth, and umbilical blood flow in the pig. E. K. Harris*, B. J. Bartling, T. L. Neville, J. D. Kirsch, J. D. Magolski, E. P. Berg, and K. A. Vonnahme, North Dakota State University, Fargo.

Graduate Student Paper Competition – M.S. Poster Division

Sponsored by Cargill Animal Nutrition
1st Abstract 106 - Effects of re-ensiling corn silage or haylcrop silage with wet distillers grains with solubles on aerobic stability of feed mixtures. N. S. Schmelz*, M. M. Schutz, T. D. Nennich, R. P. Lemenager, D. Buckmaster, and S. S. Donkin, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

2nd Abstract 103 - Acid marination for tenderness enhancement of the beef round. J. Hinkle*, C. Calkins, A. de Mello Jr., L. Senaratne, and S. Pokharel, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

3rd Abstract 104 - Effects of crystalline lactose on expression of sodium-dependent glucose transporter-1 mRNA and glucose transport in porcine jejunal epithelial cells. H. Tran*, P. S. Miller, and T. E. Burkey, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Graduate Student Paper Competition – Ph.D. Oral Division

Sponsored by Akey
1st Abstract 92 - Effects of creep diet complexity on individual consumption characteristics and growth performance of neonatal and weanling pigs. R. C. Sulabo*, M. D. Tokach, J. R. Bergstrom, J. M. DeRouchey, R. D. Goodband, S. S. Dritz, and J. L. Nelssen, Kansas State University, Manhattan.

2nd Abstract 91 - Innate immune responses of bovine mammary epithelial cells triggered by toll-like receptor signaling are enhanced by 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3. C. D. Nelson*1,2, T. A. Reinhardt2, D. C. Beitz1, and J. D. Lippolis2, 1Iowa State University, Ames, 2National Animal Disease Center, USDA, Ames, IA.

3rd Abstract 90 - Comparison of choice white grease and soybean oil for finishing pigs. Y. Liu*, D. Y. Kil, V. G. Perez-Mendoza, and J. E. Pettigrew, University of Illinois, Urbana.

Graduate Student Paper Competition – Ph.D. Poster Division

Sponsored by Cargill Animal Nutrition
1st Abstract 111 - Mapping of intramuscular tenderness and muscle fiber orientation of major muscles in the beef round. L. Senaratne*, C. Calkins, A. de Mello Jr., S. Pokharel, and J. Hinkle, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

2nd Abstract 115 - Supranutritional selenium and nutritional plane during gestation do not affect cortisol production in lambs. L. A. Lekatz*, T. L. Neville, D. A. Redmer, L. P. Reynolds, J. S. Caton, and K. A. Vonnahme, North Dakota State University, Center for Nutrition and Pregnancy, Department of Animal Sciences, Fargo.

3rd Abstract 114 - Effect of dietary clay on diarrhea of weaned pigs experimentally infected with a pathogenic E. coli. M. Song*1, J. A. Soares1, Y. Liu1, O. Osuna2, C. W. Maddox1, and J. E. Pettigrew1, 1University of Illinois, Urbana, 2Milwhite, Inc., Brownsville, TX.

2010 Young Dairy Scholars

  • Bradley J. Heins – University of Minnesota
  • Caleb O. Lemley – West Virginia University
  • Claire D. Mikolayunas – University of Wisconsin
  • Kamal Mjoun – South Dakota State University

Animal Science Young Scholars

  • Jacqueline Atkins – University of Missouri
  • Tung M. Che – University of Illinois
  • Seema Hooda – University of Alberta
  • Joshua A. Jendza – Purdue University
  • Jenny S. Jennings – South Dakota State University
  • Victor G. Perez – University of Illinois
  • Rosangela Poletto – Purdue University

Tim S. Stahly Outstanding Swine Nutrition Midwest Graduate Student Award

Sponsored by Tim S. Stahly Memorial and Tribute Fund

  • Rodney Hinson, University of Missouri

Academic Quadrathlon

Fourteen teams competed in the 2010 Midwest Academic Quadrathlon, and Michigan State University took top honors. The top 4 teams in each division are shown below:

  Lab Practical Oral Presentation Written Exam Quiz Bowl Overall
1st Michigan State University North Dakota State University University of Missouri Michigan State University Michigan State University
2nd Ohio State University Tie for 2nd: The Ohio State University and West Virginia University Tie for 2nd: North Dakota State University and Michigan State University University of Wisconsin, Madison The Ohio State University
3rd Kansas State University     University of Wisconsin, River Falls North Dakota State University
4th University of Wisconsin, River Falls University of Nebraska The Ohio State University University of Nebraska University of Wisconsin, Madison
2009 Award Winners

Des Moines, IA March 16-18, 2009

Young Animal/Dairy Science Leader Outstanding Researcher Award

Sponsored by DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.

  • Galen E. Erickson – University of Nebraska

Young Animal/Dairy Science Leader Outstanding Teacher Award

Sponsored by ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc.

  • Bryon R. Wiegand – University of Missouri

Young Animal/Dairy Science Leader Outstanding Extension Award

Sponsored by Land O'Lakes, Purina Mills LLC

  • Paul S. Kuber – The Ohio State University

Innovation in Dairy Research Award

Sponsored by Land O’Lakes, Purina Mills LLC
Abstract 35 Genetic regulation of milk fatty acid composition: developing tools for use in selection. R. A. Natikov*1, J. P. Schoonmaker1, J. M. Reecy1, D. Moody-Spurlock1, J. Minick-Bormann2, K. J. Koehler1, and D. C. Beitz1, 1Iowa State University, Ames, 2Kansas State University, Manhattan.

National Pork Board Swine Innovation Award

Sponsored by National Pork Board
Abstract 94 Research Award - Energy determination of corn coproducts fed to finishing pigs and use of in vitro OM digestibility to predict in vivo ME. P. V. Anderson*1, B. J. Kerr2, and G. C. Shurson3, 1Iowa State University, Ames, 2USDA-ARS Swine Odor and Manure Management Research Unit, Ames, IA, 3University of Minnesota, St. Paul.

Abstract 31 Research Award - Growth and efficiency of pigs selected for residual feed intake on restricted and ad libitum diets. N. Boddicker*, N. Gabler, M. Spurlock, and J. C. M. Dekkers, Iowa State University, Ames.

Abstract 68 Education Award - Construction resource use by swine facilities: Gestation and grow-finish. P. J. Lammers*, M. S. Honeyman, J. D. Harmon, J. B. Kliebenstein, and M. J. Helmers, Iowa State University, Ames.

Undergraduate Student Paper Competition – Oral Division

Sponsored by Kent Feeds, Inc.
1st Abstract 315 - Determination of amino acids digestibility and calculated energy values for a high-protein sorghum DDGS in growing pigs. H. L. Frobose*, J. Y. Jacela, J. M. DeRouchey, S. S. Dritz, M. D. Tokach, J. L. Nelssen, and R. D. Goodband, Kansas State University, Manhattan.

2nd Abstract 311 - Effects of nutritional plane and selenium supply during gestation on milk yield and composition in ewes. L. J. Garbel*1, A. M. Meyer1, J. J. Reed1, T. L. Neville1, J. D. Kirsch1, W. L. Keller1, R. M. Weigl1, J. B. Taylor2, L. P. Reynolds1, J. S. Luther1, D. A. Redmer1, J. S. Caton1, and K. A. Vonnahme1, 1North Dakota State University, Fargo, 2USDA-ARS, U.S. Sheep Experiment Station, Dubois, ID.

3rd Abstract 313 - Lean gain in Suffolk ram lambs relative feed efficiency and cost. E. C. Westover*1, A. B. Culham1, G. M. Hill1, A. L. Bushman1, J. E. Link1, J. L. Hayes1, and M. E. Benson2, 1Michigan State University, E. Lansing, 2Washington State University, Pullman.

Undergraduate Student Paper Competition – Poster Division

Sponsored by ASAS ADSA MW Board
1st Abstract 322 - Dietary additions of flaxseed compromised skeletal growth in young pigs. E. J. Ince*, B. T. Kook, D. K. Schneider, and T. D. Crenshaw, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

2nd Abstract 321 - Influence of pre-cyropreservation pH and temperature on boar semen quality. N. E. Tharp*1, P. Purdy2, H. Blackburn2, S. Spiller2, and T. S. Stewart1, 1Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2USDA-ARS-NCGRP, National Animal Germplasm Program, Fort Collins, CO.

3rd Abstract 324 - Effect of feeding yeast culture in the diets of late gestation and lactating sows and gilts on sow and litter performance. C. Stangohr*1, T. Kellner2, G. Fitzner3, J. Sonderman4, and C. Hostetler1, 1South Dakota State University, Brookings, 2University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 3Diamond V, Cedar Rapids, IA, 4Danbred North America, Columbus, NE.

Graduate Student Paper Competition – M.S. Oral Division

Sponsored by DeKalb Feeds, Inc.
1st Abstract 81 - Effect of maternal diet on fetal:maternal ratio of circulating amino acids, non-esterified fatty acids, blood urea nitrogen, and glucose concentrations in ewes. L. A. Lekatz*1, G. Wu2, L. P. Reynolds1, D. A. Redmer1, J. S. Caton1, and K. A. Vonnahme1, 1North Dakota State University, Fargo, 2Texas A&M University, College Station.

2nd Abstract 82 - Use of microarray to determine genes differentially expressed in muscle and subcutaneous fat of heifers never treated or considered chronically morbid after a 63-d preconditioning program. J. Johnson*, D. R. Stein, L. O. Burciaga-Robles, B. P. Holland, D. L. Step, U. DeSilva, and C. R. Krehbiel, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.

3rd Abstract 86 - Effects of subacute dietary nitrate on production and gene expression in Suffolk ewes. R. R. Cockrum*1, K. J. Austin1, P. A. Ludden1, J. F. Taylor2, S. C. Fahrenkrug3, J. R. Garbe3, and K. M. Cammack1, 1University of Wyoming, Laramie, 2University of Missouri, Columbia, 3University of Minnesota, St. Paul.

Graduate Student Paper Competition – M.S. Poster Division

Sponsored by Cargill Animal Nutrition
1st Abstract 112 - Effects of crude glycerin on feedlot performance and carcass characteristics of finishing wether lambs. P. Gunn*1, M. Neary1, R. Lemenager1, and S. Lake2, 1Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 2University of Wyoming, Laramie.

2nd Abstract 107 - Working chute behavior of feedlot cattle can be an indication of cattle temperament and beef carcass composition and quality. N. L. Hall*, V. L. Anderson, K. R. Carlin, J. C. Galbreath, and E. P. Berg, North Dakota State University, Fargo.

3rd Abstract 114 - Feeding value of wet distillers grains for lactating dairy cows when co-ensiled with corn silage or haycrop silage. N. S. Schmelz*, S. L. Lake, R. P. Lemenager, D. Buckmaster, M. M. Schutz, and S. S. Donkin, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Graduate Student Paper Competition – Ph.D. Oral Division

Sponsored by Akey
1st Abstract 97 - Sequence diversity in shrimp species and how to exploit it. D. M. Gorbach*, Z.-L. Hu, Z.-Q. Du, and M. F. Rothschild, Iowa State University, Ames.

2nd Abstract 102 - Effects of growing diet composition on abundance of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma-2 in beef cattle adipose tissue. J. S. Jennings*, J. A. Clapper, A. D. Weaver, and A. E. Wertz-Lutz, South Dakota State University, Brookings.

3rd Abstract 95 - Effects of nutritional plane and selenium supply on intestinal mass and mRNA expression of angiogenic factors and their receptors in the ewe and neonatal lamb. A. M. Meyer*1, T. L. Neville1, J. J. Reed1, J. B. Taylor2, L. P. Reynolds1, D. A. Redmer1, K. A. Vonnahme1, and J. S. Caton1, 1North Dakota State University, Fargo, 2USDA-ARS, U.S. Sheep Experiment Station, Dubois, ID.

Graduate Student Paper Competition – Ph.D. Poster Division

Sponsored by Cargill Animal Nutrition
1st Abstract 116 - Determination of the contributions of cytochrome P450 2C (CYP2C) and 3A (CYP3A) to the hepatic catabolism of progesterone. C. O. Lemley* and M. E. Wilson, West Virginia University, Morgantown.

2009 Young Dairy Scholar

  • Rafael A. Nafikov – Iowa State University

Tim S. Stahly Outstanding Swine Nutrition Midwest Graduate Student Award

Sponsored by Tim S. Stahly Memorial and Tribute Fund

  • Tung M. Che – University of Illinois

Academic Quadrathlon

Fourteen teams competed in the Academic Quadrathlon, and Kansas State University team took top honors. The top 4 teams in each division are shown below:

  Lab Practical Oral Presentation Written Exam Quiz Bowl Overall
1st Kansas State University Kansas State University North Dakota State University Kansas State University Kansas State University
2nd Michigan State University North Dakota State University Kansas State University University of Illinois North Dakota State University
3rd Tie for 3rd- The Ohio State University and University of Illinois University of Wisconsin-River Falls The Ohio State University North Dakota State University University of Wisconsin-River Falls
4th   University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Wisconsin-River Falls University of Wisconsin-River Falls University of Illinois
2008 Award Winners

Des Moines, IA March 17-19, 2008

Young Animal/Dairy Science Leader Outstanding Researcher Award

Sponsored by DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.

  • James M. Reecy – Iowa State University

Young Animal/Dairy Science Leader Outstanding Teacher Award

Sponsored by ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc.

  • Henry N. Zerby – The Ohio State University

Young Animal/Dairy Science Leader Outstanding Extension Award

Sponsored by Land O'Lakes, Purina Mills LLC

  • Joel M. DeRouchey – Kansas State University

ASAS/ADSA Outstanding Young Agribusiness Award

Sponsored by ExSeed Genetics

  • Jason C. Woodworth – Lonza, Inc.

INNOVATION IN DAIRY RESEARCH AWARD

Sponsored by Land O’Lakes, Purina Mills LLC
Abstract 229 Regulatory role of the novel oocyte specific gene JY-1 in control of granulosa cell function and early embryonic development in cattle. A. Bettegowda*, and G.W. Smith, Michigan State University, East Lansing.

NATIONAL PORK BOARD RESEARCH AWARD

Abstract 147 Dietary inclusion of colicin E1 prevents post weaning diarrhea in a seeder challenge model. S. A. Cutler*1, N. A. Cornick1, S. M. Lonergan1, and C. H. Stahl2, 1Iowa State University, Ames, 2North Carolina State University, Raleigh.

NATIONAL PORK BOARD EDUCATION AWARD

Abstract 158 Effects of adding increasing levels of corn dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) to corn-soybean meal diets on pork fat quality of growing-finishing pigs. G. Xu*1, S. K. Baidoo1, L. J. Johnston1, J. E. Cannon2, D. Bibus1, and G. C. Shurson1, 1University of Minnesota, St. Paul, 2Hormel Foods, Austin, MN.

Undergraduate Student Paper Competition - Oral Division

Sponsored by Murphy-Brown LLC, Western Operations

  • Abstract 299 1st Blaire L. Varnes
  • Abstract 294 2nd Whitney V. Haux
  • Abstract 288 3rd Andrea K. Schwarz

Undergraduate Student Paper Competition - Poster Division

Sponsored by ASAS ADSA MW Board

  • Abstract 301 Todd Marlo
  • Abstract 302 Paula Matuszak
  • Abstract 303 Jake D. Lee
  • Abstract 304 Delia S. Stoner

Graduate Student Paper Competition - M.S. Oral Division

  • Abstract 92 1st Jaclyn M. Mapes
  • Abstract 84 2nd Laura Eastwood
  • Abstract 90 3rd Dawn Elkins

Graduate Student Paper Competition - M.S. Poster Division

  • Abstract 106 1st Nicholas R. Bork
  • Abstract 108 2nd Christopher Fleenor
  • Abstract 104 3rd Bradley Galbreath

Graduate Student Paper Competition - Ph.D. Oral Division

  • Abstract 102 1st Elijah Kjarie
  • Abstract 95 2nd Jonathan P. Holt
  • Abstract 97 3rd Mark E. Corrigan

Graduate Student Paper Competition - Ph.D. Poster Division

  • Abstract 112 1st Beau A. Peterson
  • Abstract 113 2nd Sender Lkhagvadorj
  • Abstract 111 3rd Amilton S. de Mello Junior

2008 Young Dairy Scholars

  • Kasey Moyes, University of Illinois
  • Benjamin W. Pamp, South Dakota State University
  • Mary Raeth-Knight, University of Minnesota
  • Elizabeth Karcher, Iowa State University
  • Jeffrey Bewley, Purdue University
  • Anil Bettegowda, Michigan State University

Academic Quadrathlon

Eleven teams competed in the Academic Quadrathlon, and Kansas State University team took top honors. The top 4 teams in each division are shown below:

  Lab Practical Oral Presentation Written Exam Quiz Bowl Overall
1st University of Illinois North Dakota State University The Ohio State University The Ohio State University Kansas State University
2nd Kansas State University Kansas State University University of Missouri Kansas State University The Ohio State University
3rd West Virginia University The Ohio State University Tie for 3rd University of Wisconsin-River Falls and Kansas State University University of Illinois University of Illinois
4th University of Missouri Tie for 4th University of Illinois and University of Minnesota   North Dakota State University Tie for 4th West Virginia University and North Dakota State University
2007 Award Winners

Des Moines, IA March 19-21, 2007

Young Animal/Dairy Science Leader Outstanding Researcher Award

Sponsored by DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.

  • James C. (Jamie) Matthews – University of Kentucky

Young Animal/Dairy Science Leader Outstanding Teacher Award

Sponsored by Archer Daniels Midland Company

  • Kelly W. Bruns – South Dakota State University

Young Animal/Dairy Science Leader Outstanding Extension Award

Sponsored by Land O'Lakes, Purina Mills LLC

  • Graham Clifford Lamb – University of Minnesota

ASAS/ADSA Outstanding Young Agribusiness Award

Sponsored by ExSeed Genetics

  • Murray J. Pettitt – Prairie Swine Centre, Inc.

INNOVATION IN DAIRY RESEARCH AWARD

Sponsored by Land O’Lakes, Purina Mills LLC
Abstract 63 Evaluation of carnitine for fatty liver prevention in dairy cows. D. B. Carlson* and J. K. Drackley, University of Illinois, Urbana.

NATIONAL PORK BOARD RESEARCH AWARD

Abstract 40 Genetic analysis of incidence of porcine circovirus associated disease (PCVAD) in a composite swine population. J. S. Bates*, A. R. Doster, and R. K. Johnson, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

NATIONAL PORK BOARD RESEARCH AWARD

Abstract 219 Effects of feeding corn-soybean meal diets containing 10% corn dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) on pork fat quality of growing-finishing pigs under commercial production conditions. G. Xu*1, G. C Shurson1, E. Hubly2, B. Miller2 and B. de Rodas2, 1University of Minnesota, St. Paul, 2Land O’Lands/Purina Feed.

NATIONAL PORK BOARD EDUCATION AWARD

Abstract 319 Characteristics of U.S. boar studs. T. Safranski*, University of Missouri, Columbia.

Undergraduate Student Paper Competition

Sponsored by Murphy-Brown LLC, Western Operations

  • Abstract 340 1st Brian H. Godsey
  • Abstract 337 2nd Jaymelynn Johnson
  • Abstract 332 3rd Monica VanKlompenberg
  • Abstract 336 3rd Adam Shreck

Graduate Student Paper Competition - M.S. Oral Division

Sponsored by Dekalb Feeds, Inc.

  • Abstract 93 1st Pedro Urriola
  • Abstract 91 2nd Allison Meyer
  • Abstract 84 3rd Mini Bharathan

Graduate Student Paper Competition - Ph.D. Oral Division

Sponsored by Akey

  • Abstract 100 1st Ryan Dilger
  • Abstract 96 2nd Kari Saddoris
  • Abstract 94 3rd Sara Cutler

Graduate Student Paper Competition - M.S. Poster Division

Sponsored by ASAS ADSA Midwest Section

  • Abstract 308 1st Penny Nester
  • Abstract 248 2nd Caleb Lemley
  • Abstract 300 3rd Kamal Mjoun

Graduate Student Paper Competition - Ph.D. Poster Division

Sponsored by Cargill Animal Nutrition

  • Abstract 304 1st Nick DiLorenzo
  • Abstract 317 2nd Jill Koch
  • Abstract 57 3rd Igseo Choi

Academic Quadrathlon

Fifteen teams competed in the Academic Quadrathlon, and the team from Michigan State University took top honors. The top 4 teams in each division are shown below:

  Lab Practical Oral Presentation Written Exam Quiz Bowl Overall
1st University of Wisconsin-River Falls University of Illinois University of Wisconsin-River Falls The Ohio State University The Ohio State University
2nd University of Minnesota Tie for 2nd South Dakota State University Tie for 2nd University of Missouri University of Wisconsin-River Falls University of Wisconsin-River Falls
3rd Iowa State University Tie for 2nd The Ohio State University Tie for 2nd The Ohio State University Iowa State University  
4th The Ohio State University University of Nebraska North Dakota State University University of Missouri Iowa State University
2006 Award Winners

Des Moines, IA March 20-22, 2006

Young Animal/Dairy Science Leader Outstanding Researcher Award

Sponsored by DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.

  • Andrea S. Cupp – University of Nebraska

Young Animal/Dairy Science Leader Outstanding Teacher Award

Sponsored by Archer Daniels Midland Company

  • Bryan A. Reiling – University of Nebraska

Young Animal/Dairy Science Leader Outstanding Extension Award

Sponsored by Land O'Lakes, Purina Mills LLC

  • Paul M. Fricke – University of Wisconsin, Madison

ASAS/ADSA Outstanding Young Agribusiness Award

Sponsored by ExSeed Genetics

  • Thomas E. Sauber – Pioneer, A DuPont Company

INNOVATION IN DAIRY RESEARCH AWARD

Sponsored by Land O’Lakes, Purina Mills LLC
Abstract 273 Effects of varying dry period length on lactation performance, efficiency of production and reproduction and energy status of dairy cattle. R. Rastani* and R. Grummer, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

NATIONAL PORK BOARD RESEARCH AWARD

Abstract 236 Additive and dominance genetic effects on sow longevity. T. Serenius*, T. Baas, and K. Stalder, Iowa State University, Ames.

NATIONAL PORK BOARD EDUCATION AWARD

Abstract 203 PorkBridge®: An on-farm delivered extension program. M. Brumm*1, D. Levis1,2, and D. Ricker2, 1University of Nebraska, Concord, 2The Ohio State University, Columbus.

NATIONAL PORK BOARD RESEARCH AWARD

Abstract 149 Selection for intramuscular fat in Duroc swine: Correlated response in eating quality traits. N. Berry*, C. Schwab, T. Baas, and K. Stalder, Iowa State University, Ames.

Undergraduate Student Paper Competition I

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

  • Abstract 34 1st Leah D. Holmes
  • Abstract 31 2nd Cassandra Benz
  • Abstract 35 3rd Katie A. Cook

Undergraduate Student Paper Competition II

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

  • Abstract 52 1st Robyn Schnobrich
  • Abstract 44 2nd Miranda D. Vieson
  • Abstract 38 3rd Shantel Julius

Graduate Student Paper Competition - M.S.

Sponsored by Dekalb Feed, Inc.

  • Abstract 10 1st Daniel M. Larson
  • Abstract 13 2nd Matt Luebbe
  • Abstract 7 3rd Mark Corrigan

Graduate Student Paper Competition - Ph.D.

Sponsored by Akey

  • Abstract 27 1st Milton Gorocica-Buenfil
  • Abstract 22 2nd David B. Edwards
  • Abstract 24 3rd Kelly R. Brown

Academic Quadrathlon

Fifteen teams competed in the Academic Quadrathlon, and the team from Michigan State University took top honors. The top 4 teams in each division are shown below:

  Lab Practical Oral Presentation Written Exam Quiz Bowl Overall
1st Michigan State University University of Minnesota Iowa State University Michigan State University Michigan State University
2nd University of Missouri Michigan State University South Dakota State University Iowa State University Iowa State University
3rd Iowa State University University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Wisconsin-River Falls University of Missouri University of Missouri
4th Kansas State University The Ohio State University Michigan State University The Ohio State University The Ohio State University
Past Award Winners

Outstanding Extension Specialist Award

Year Name Institution
2009 P. S. Kuber The Ohio State University
2008 J. M. DeRouchey Kansas State University
2007 G. C. Lamb University of Minnesota
2006 P. M. Fricke University of Wisconsin
2005 K. J. Stalder Iowa State University
2004 S. J. Moeller The Ohio State University
2003 W. J. Powers Iowa State University
2002 M. J. Brouk Kansas State University
2001 W. O. Herring University of Missouri
2000 J. F. Smith Kansas State University
1999 M. D. Tokach Kansas State University
1998 Not given Not given
1997 R. D. Goodband Kansas State University
1996 R. D. Shaver University of Wisconsin, Madison
1995 G. C. Shurson University of Minnesota
1994 D. A. Funk University of Wisconsin, Madison
1993 A. P. Schinckel Purdue University
1992 J. L. Nelssen Kansas State University
1991 D. B. Faulkner University of Illinois
1990 D. F. Parrett University of Illinois
1989 M. A. Russell Purdue University
1988 S. B. Laudert Kansas State University
1987 F. K. Brazle Kansas State University
1986 D. D. Simms Kansas State University
1985 G. L. Kuhl Kansas State University
1984 M. F. Hutjens University of Illinois
1983 L. H. Thompson University of Illinois
1982 C. W. Spaeth Kansas State University
1981 M. G. Hogberg Michigan State University
1980 L. R. Corah Kansas State University
1979 D. E. Schafer Kansas State University
1978 W. L. Singleton Purdue University
1977 R. J. Epley University of Minnesota
1976 R. J. Vatthauer University of Wisconsin
1974 M. R. Geasler Iowa State University
1972 V. B. Mayrose Purdue University
1971 G. E. Ricketts University of Illinois

Outstanding Researcher Award

Year Name Institution
2009 G. E. Erickson University of Nebraska
2008 J. M. Reecy Iowa State University
2007 J. C. Matthews University of Kentucky
2006 A. S. Cupp University of Nebraska
2005 E. Huff-Lonergan Iowa State University
2004 C. W. Ernst Michigan State University
2003 T. P. L. Smith USDA, NE
2002 M. Morrison Ohio State University
2001 C. K. Tuggle Iowa State University
2000 M. C. Lucy University of Missouri
1999 R. W. Johnson University of Illinois
1998 D. Pomp University of Nebraska
1997 R. S. Prather University of Missouri
1996 J. L. Nelssen Kansas State University
1995 J. Odle University of Illinois
1994 L. G. Sheffield University of Wisconsin, Madison
1993 M. Koohmaraie U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
  Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
1992 D. L. Harmon Kansas State University
1991 M. F. Smith University of Missouri
1990 M. F. Rothschild Iowa State University
1989 L. L. Berger University of Illinois
1988 S. P. Ford Iowa State University
1987 D. Gianola University of Illinois
1986 C. L. Ferrell U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
  Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
1985 J. J. Ford U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
  Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
1984 G. C. Fahey, Jr. University of Illinois
1983 H. A. Garverick University of Missouri
1982 B. D. Schanbacher U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
  Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
1981 R. L. Prior U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
  Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
1980 T. L. Veum University of Missouri
1979 S. E. Curtis University of Illinois
1978 G. L. Allee Kansas State University
1977 D. E. Bauman University of Illinois
1976 W. G. Bergen Michigan State University
1974 F. N. Owens University of Illinois
1972 C. E. Allen University of Minnesota
1971 D. H. Baker University of Illinois

OUTSTANDING TEACHER AWARD

Year Name Institution
2009 B. R. Wiegand University of Missouri
2008 H. N. Zerby The Ohio State University
2007 K. W. Bruns South Dakota State University
2006 B. A. Reiling University of Nebraska
2005 B. D. Nielsen Michigan State University
2004 M. S. Weber Nielsen Michigan State University
2003 S. C. Kelm University of Wisconsin-River Falls
2002 W. N. Osburn Michigan State University
2001 S. M. Lonergan Iowa State University
2000 M. E. Doumit Michigan State University
1999 J. N. Spain University of Missouri
1998 C. R. Youngs Iowa State University
1997 H. D. Tyler Iowa State University
1996 B. D. Banks Michigan State University
1995 M. E. Benson Michigan State University
1994 L. C. Martin Kansas State University
1993 D. K. Combs University of Wisconsin, Madison
1992 M. A. Russell Purdue University
1991 D. A. Nichols Kansas State University
1990 B. R. Skaar Iowa State University
1989 R. P. Lemenager Purdue University
1988 K. M. Irvin The Ohio State University
1987 D. R. Brink University of Nebraska
1986 J. G. Sebranek Iowa State University
1985 D. F. Parrett University of Illinois
1984 R. A. Easter University of Illinois
1983 D. J. Kesler University of Illinois
1982 R. E. Morrow University of Missouri
1981 M. E. Dikeman Kansas State University
1980 T. R. Carr University of Illinois
1979 C. L. Hausler Southern Illinois University
1978 B. D. Moser University of Nebraska
1977 P. J. Cunningham University of Nebraska
1976 T. R. Cline Purdue University
1974 D. H. Gee South Dakota State University
1972 R. E. Hunsley Purdue University
1971 B. G. Harmon University of Illinois

AGRIBUSINESS AWARD

Year Name Institution
2009 Not Given Not Given
2008 J. C. Woodworth Lorza, Inc.
2007 M. J. Pettitt Prairie Swine Centre, Inc.
2006 T. E. Sauber Pioneer, A DuPont Company, IA
2005 T. A. Rathje Danbred North America, Nebraska
2004 D. M. Webel United Feeds, IN
2003 J. M. Campbell APC, Inc., IA
2002 Not Given Not Given
2001 J. M. Lynch Heartland Cattle Co., McCook, NE
2000 D. L. Hancock Elanco Animal Health, Greenfield, IN
1999 Not Given Not Given
1998 C. M. Luhman Land O’lakes Research Farm, Webster City, IA
1997 D. E. Dill Dairy Strategies, Mendota Heights, MN
1996 J. A. Barmore Vita Plus Corp., Madison, Wisconsin
1995 P. L. Houghton Heartland Cattle Co., McCook, Nebraska

INNOVATION IN DAIRY RESEARCH AWARD

Year Name Institution
2009 R. A. Natikov Iowa State University
2008 A. Bettegowda Michigan State University
2007 D. B. Carlson University of Illinois

NATIONAL PORK BOARD INNOVATION AWARD

Year Name Institution
2009 P. V. Anderson Iowa State University**
  N. Boddicker Iowa State University**
  P. J. Lammers Iowa State University*
2008 S. A. Cutler Iowa State University**
  G. Xu University of Minnesota**
2007 T. Safranski University of Missouri*
  J. S. Bates University of Nebraska**
  G. Xu University of Minnesota**

*Education
** Research

PAST WINNERS OF INVITATIONAL COMPETITIVE RESEARCH PAPER AWARDS

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ORAL COMPETITION

Year Name Institution
2009 H. L. Frobose Kansas State University
2008 B. L. Varnes Michigan State University
2007 B. H. Godsey Kansas State University
2006 R. Schnobrich University of Minnesota
  L. D. Holmes Southern Illinois University
2005 A. M. Meyer Michigan State University
2004 L. H. Bach Michigan State University
2003 A. Harvey South Dakota State University
2002 B. Meyer University of Nebraska
2001 K. R. Nollette University of Nebraska
2000 K. S. Freise University of Illinois
1999 B. A. DeMontigny North Dakota State University
1998 J. L. Strickland University of Nebraska
1997 C. E. Sorenson South Dakota State University
1996 M. E. Cunningham Oklahoma State University
1995 L. J. Trinity Iowa State University
1994 S. M. Nelson University of Nebraska
1993 B. L. Dunn Kansas State University
1992 B. J. MacDonald North Dakota State University
1991 T. R. Eberle North Dakota State University
1990 C. N. Kemper University of Missouri
1989 G. L. Ambrose South Dakota State University
1988 J. A. Ragains University of Missouri
1987 R. E. Raw University of Missouri

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS POSTER COMPETITION

Year Name Institution
2009 E. J. Ince University of Wisconsin, Madison

GRADUATE STUDENTS ORAL COMPETITION

Year Name Institution
2009 L. A. Lekatz North Dakota State University*
  D. M. Gorbach Iowa State University**
2008 J. M. Mapes Michigan State University*
  E. Kjarie University of Manitoba**
2007 R. Dilger University of Illinois**
  P. Urriola Univesity of Minnesota*
2006 M. Gorocia-Buenfil The Ohio State University**
  D. M. Larson North Dakota State University*
2005 N. D. Fastinger The Ohio State University**
  J. M. Koch West Virginia University*
2004 R. C. Bott University of Nebraska*
  M. M. Martinez Michigan State University**
2003 R. Main Kansas State University**
  J. Luther North Dakota State University*
2002 M. J. Hersom Oklahoma State University**
  K. M. Hargrave University of Nebraska*
2001 T. G. McDaneld University of Nebraska*
  J. H. Hampton University of Missouri**
2000 T. A. Armstrong North Carolina State University
1999 L. A. Averette North Carolina State University
1998 K. J. Rozeboom University of Minnesota
1997 R. A. Nold South Dakota State University
1996 D. D. Koehler University of Minnesota
1995 M. L. Augenstein University of Minnesota
1994 L. H. Anderson The Ohio State University
1993 B. T. Larson University of Missouri
1992 G. F. Louis University of Nebraska
1991 M. D. Tokach University of Minnesota
1990 R. A. Nold Kansas State University
1989 K. K. Kreikemeier Kansas State University>
1988 T. R. Radke University of Nebraska
1987 M. H. Wilde The Ohio State University
1986 P. L. Houghton Purdue University
1985 J. H. Brendemuhl University of Nebraska
1984 W. F. Brown University of Nebraska
1983 D. A. Redmer University of Missouri
1982 P. F. Saenger Purdue University
1981 W. F. Pope University of Nebraska
1980 D. G. Cieslak University of Wisconsin
1979 R. D. Boyd University of Nebraska
1978 G. F. Collings Michigan State University
1977 L. L. Berger University of Nebraska
1976 D. G. Haught Iowa State University

*M.S. Division
**Ph.D. Division

GRADUATE STUDENTS POSTER COMPETITION

Year Name Institution
2009 P. Gunn Purdue University*
  C. O. Lemley West Virginia University**
2008 N. R. Bork North Dakota State University*
  B. A. Peterson University of Illinois**
2007 P. Nester North Dakota State University*
  N. DiLorenzo University of Minnesota**

*M.S. Division
**Ph.D. Division

YOUNG DAIRY SCHOLARS

Year Name Institution
2009 R. A. Nafikov Iowa State University
2008 K. Moyes University of Illinois
  B. W. Pamp South Dakota State University
  M. Raeth-Knight University of Minnesota
  E. Karcher Iowa State University
  J. Bewley Purdue University
  A. Bettegowda Michigan State University

PAST WINNERS OF UNDERGRADUATE CONTEMPORARY ISSUES COMPETITION

Year Name Institution
2001 Discontinued  
2000 R. Hawkins North Dakota State University
1999 L. Becker University of Minnesota
1998 M. Bode University of Missouri
  D. Hasekamp University of Missouri
  J. Rumph Michigan State University
  M. Schoenfield University of Minnesota

ASAS MIDWESTERN SECTION PRESIDENTS

Year Name Institution
2009 M. E. Spurlock Iowa State University
2008 M. K. Nielsen University of Nebraska
2007 R. L. Moser JBS United, Inc.
2006 D. L. Hancock Elanco Animal Health
2005 A. L. Grant Purdue
2004 G. C. Shurson University of Minnesota
2003 C. L. Ferrell USDA, Clay Center
2002 R. K. Johnson University of Nebraska
2001 M. L. Day The Ohio State University
2000 J. R. Males Oregon State University
1999 S. P. Ford Iowa State University
1998 R. P. Lemenager Purdue University
1997 T. S. Stahly Iowa State University
1996 D. L. Meeker National Pork Producers Council, Des Moines, IA
1995 S. K. Webel Purina Mills, Bloomington, IL
1994 G. L. Allee University of Missouri
1993 M. G. Hogberg Michigan State University
1992 C. E. Sasse Cenex/Land O’Lakes
1991 J. E. Pettigrew Univerisity of Minnesota
1990 J. R. Romans South Dakota State University
1989 T. J. Klopfenstein Univeristy of Nebraska
1988 R. G. Zimbelman Upjohn; D.J. Meisinger, Indiana
1987 S. E. Curtis University of Illinois
1986 B. D. Moser University of Missouri
1985 L. R. Corah Kansas State University
1984 W. R. Woods Purdue University
1983 E. R. Miller Michigan State University
1982 R. D. Goodrich Univeristy of Minnesota
1981 A. L. Pope University of Wisconsin
1979-80 D. R. Zimmerman University of Nebraska
1978 B. N. Day University of Missouri
1977 R. M. Luther South Dakota State University
1976 H. S. Teague The Ohio State University
1974-75 V. C. Speer Iowa State University
1973 U. S. Garrigus University of Illinois
1972 J. F. Lasley University of Missouri
1970-71 W. E. Dinusson North Dakota State University
1969 J. A. Hoefer Michigan State University
1968 R. J. Meade University of Minnesota
1966-67 G. R. Johnson The Ohio State University
1964-65 R. H. Grummer University of Wisconsin
1963 O. G. Bentley University of Illinois

ADSA MIDWEST BRANCH PRESIDENTS

Year Name Institution
2009 C. M. Luhman Land O'Lakes Purina Mills, LLC
2008 J. R. Pursley Michigan State University
2007 M. M. Schutz Purdue University
2006 P. Hoffman University of Wisconsin
2005 L. Timms Iowa State University
2004 D. K. Combs University of Wisconsin
2003 S. T. Franklin University of Kentucky
2002 J. D. Quigley III APC, Inc.
2001 M. L. Eastridge The Ohio State University
2000 R. J. Grant University of Nebraska
1999 R. D. Shaver University of Wisconsin
1998 J. K. Drackley University of Illinois
1997 M. A. Faust Iowa State University
1996 M. F. Hutjens University of Illinois
1995 J. L. Morrill Kansas State University
1994 D. J. Schingoethe South Dakota State University
1993 J. G. Linn University of Minnesota
1992 J. F. Keown University of Nebraska

Northeast Branch

The Northeast Branch of the American Dairy Science Association and the Northeast Section of the American Society of Animal Science were established

  • To provide a meeting of academic, industry, and government personnel for discussion of the science and industry of animal production and product manufacturing, especially those pertaining to the northeastern region of the United States.
  • To provide a meeting for the presentation of scientific papers.
  • To stimulate graduate and undergraduate student participation in a scientific meeting in their field of interest.
  • To recognize the accomplishments of outstanding professionals in the Northeast region.
Northeast map
Constitution and Bylaws

THE NORTHEAST SECTION OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANIMAL SCIENCE AND THE NORTHEAST BRANCH OF THE AMERICAN DAIRY SCIENCE ASSOCIATION CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS OF THE COMBINED ORGANIZATION

Proposed June 14, 2002
Adopted July 24, 2002

ARTICLE I
Preamble

Preamble. Viable animal-related industries depend on discovery, dissemination, and application of new knowledge. These activities can be fostered by coordination on a regional basis in a collegial but formal atmosphere. A forum of university, industry, and government personnel will provide for interactions among individuals involved in research, teaching, extension, governmental services and industry applications to define and understand problems and to contribute to their solutions.

ARTICLE II
Name

This organization shall be known as the Northeast Section of the American Society of Animal Science and the Northeast Branch of the American Dairy Science Association Combined Organization and shall be known by the acronym "NEASAS/ADSA".

ARTICLE III
Purposes

  1. To provide a meeting of academic, industry, and government personnel for discussion of the science and industry of animal production and product manufacturing, especially those pertaining to the northeastern region of the United States.
  2. To provide a meeting for the presentation of scientific papers.
  3. To stimulate graduate and undergraduate student participation in a scientific meeting in their field of interest.
  4. To recognize the accomplishments of outstanding professionals in the Northeast region.

ARTICLE IV
Membership

All members of the American Society of Animal Science and the American Dairy Science Association working in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Eastern Canada shall automatically be considered Members of this combined organization.

Any member of the national associations living or working outside the specified area who wishes to have the privileges of membership may so indicate to the Secretary-Treasurer.

The membership dues shall be fixed by the national associations.

ARTICLE V
Officers

The officers (3) shall be President, Vice President, and Secretary-Treasurer. These officers shall act as the Executive Committee.

The President shall preside at business meetings of the NEASAS/ADSA and of the Executive Committee.

The Vice President shall function as President in the absence of the President.

The Secretary-Treasurer shall record minutes of the meetings of the NEASAS/ADSA and the Executive Committee and record all financial transactions of the combined organization. He/she shall approve transactions of funds and shall also ensure that minutes and financial reports of the NEASAS/ADSA are maintained in archives at the Business Offices of the national associations.

The Executive Committee shall be responsible for any business that needs to be transacted between the annual meetings. They shall also be responsible, through delegation to committees, for arrangements for the annual meetings, including programs, sponsorship and facilities.

The Executive Committee shall fill, for the unexpired terms, all vacancies in elective positions. The President shall fill vacancies in appointive positions.

ARTICLE VI
Meetings

An annual meeting shall be held in conjunction with the joint national meeting of the parent organizations. The Executive Committee shall retain the authority to select an alternative time and location for the annual meeting should there be compelling reasons to do so. The annual meeting shall include a business meeting of the NEASAS/ADSA. Sponsorship of meetings, awards or activities organized during the meetings shall be sought. The Executive Committee shall have the authority to cancel an annual meeting if circumstances make such action necessary or desirable.

ARTICLE VII
Committees

The President with the advice of the Executive Committee, shall be empowered to appoint such committees as are considered desirable to carry out special functions.

Nominating Committee. A committee of three members shall be appointed within two months after the new officers have taken office. The objective of the Nominating Committee is to select two nominees for the office of Secretary-Treasurer and report the results to the membership.

ARTICLE VIII
Amendments

This Constitution or Bylaws may be amended or repealed at the annual meeting by a vote of two-thirds of the members present, provided that the proposed amendment or repeal shall be stated in writing to all members of the NEASAS/ADSA at least one month preceding the annual meeting.

BYLAWS
ARTICLE I

Financial Support

  1. Contributions from the parent organizations shall be requested each year to help defray expenses associated with the annual meeting.
  2. If necessary, a registration fee shall be charged at the annual meeting sufficient to cover expenses not adequately covered by the contributions of parent organizations or other contributors.

ARTICLE II
Election of Officers

The Nominating Committee will be responsible for selection of two candidates willing to serve as Secretary-Treasurer. The nominees for Secretary-Treasurer will alternate with regard to their primary national organization membership, such that every other year the nominees will be members of ADSA and in alternate years they will be members of ASAS. Election will be by ballot to members of the NEASAS/ADSA as distributed by the current Secretary-Treasurer. The candidate receiving the largest number of votes shall be declared elected. In the case of a tie vote, a run-off election will be held at the annual meeting.

The Vice President automatically will become President for the ensuing term.

The Secretary-Treasurer automatically will become Vice President for the ensuing term.

New officers will take office at the conclusion of the annual meeting following their election and continue through the next annual meeting for a term of approximately one year.

ARTICLE III
Adoption

This Constitution and Bylaws will take effect upon adoption by the membership as indicated by a majority of those voting at the annual meeting.

ARTICLE IV
Dissolution

If for any reason, it seems desirable to dissolve the NEASAS/ADSA, a written statement to that effect shall be sent to all members, along with a ballot. If two-thirds or more of the ballots so indicate, the NEASAS/ADSA shall be dissolved. Any monies remaining in the treasury shall be divided equally between the American Dairy Science Association and the American Society of Animal Science.

Officers

President
Kasey Moyes (2019)
University of Maryland
(301) 405-2997
kmoyes@umd.edu

Vice President
Tara Felix (2019)
Pennsylvania State University
(814) 865-0065
tfelix@psu.edu

Secretary/Treasurer
Chad Dechow (2019)
Pennsylvania State University
(814) 863-3659
cdd1@psu.edu

Awards

2017 Award Winners

Distinguished Service Award

Thomas Hoagland – University of Connecticut
Dr. Thomas Hoagland grew up South East of Boston and learned to enjoy animals at a young age. He earned his B.S. in 1973 and his M.S. in 1975 from the University of Connecticut. He completed his PhD in 1979 from Oklahoma State University. After completing a post doc at Purdue University, he returned to the University of Connecticut as an assistant professor in 1980. At the University of Connecticut, Dr. Hoagland has taught Livestock Production and livestock evaluation courses and has been advisor to the Block and Bridle Club and to AGR for many years. In addition, he has organized programs throughout New England that focus on Livestock Production. He has been the president of the Northeast Division of ASAS, the national director to the ASAS national board, and the treasurer of the ASAS. Dr. Hoagland has been active in companion animal activities throughout New England.

Northeast Graduate Student Video Competition

First Place

Investigating the effects of poor maternal nutrition on lamb inflammation
Amanda Jones, University of Connecticut

Second Place

The effects of poor maternal nutrition during gestation on the number of Pax7(+) myogenic progenitor cells
Mary Wynn, University of Connecticut

Third Place

Emissions intensity: understanding the environmental impact of selection in dairy cattle
Caeli Richardson – University of Guelph

Young Scientist Award - Educator

Tara Felix – Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Felix grew up in Northwestern Pennsylvania where her family raised predominantly dairy goats, but also hogs, rabbits and a variety of poultry. She received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Bioscience from Penn State University in 2006. She completed her Master’s degree in ruminant mineral nutrition at the University of Florida under Dr. Lee McDowell and her PhD in beef cattle nutrition at The Ohio State University under Dr. Steven Loerch. Dr. Felix then began her career as an Assistant Professor of Beef Cattle Feedlot Nutrition and Management in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois in September 2011. While at the University of Illinois, Tara investigated the impacts of feeding a variety of co-products to beef cattle on ruminal metabolism, growth performance, and feedlot economics. In January 2016 she decided to pursue her passion for education in a teaching and Extension appointment in the Department of Animal Science at Penn State. Dr. Felix has published 39 peer-reviewed articles in under 10 years and has also mentored 8 master’s students and 3 doctoral candidates, as well as undergraduate students. Her student’s have successfully presented their scientific research in 33 abstracts. Dr. Felix has also published 13 articles in popular press and extension publications and has been invited nationally and internationally to speak about the work she has done feeding various co-products to cattle.

Dr. Felix has been a member of ASAS for 9 years and has served on the Midwest Ruminant Nutrition Committee and chaired the national Graduate Student Program Committee. She also maintains active roles in the Pennsylvania Farm Show as part of the Beef Committee and in the PA Beef Producers Working Group, an organization dedicated to working together to monitor the beef industry needs in order to create educational opportunities that improve performance and production. In addition, Tara has served as an adviser for Penn Ag Industries Association as part of the Feed, Grain, and Allied Industries executive committee for over a year.

Southern Branch

The Southern Branch of the American Dairy Science Association was established

  • To effectuate the policy of dairy development in the southern states
  • To promote a mutual understanding of its problems
  • To bring together at regular intervals professional and technical workers in the dairy field
  • To recognize and record notable achievements and research
  • To expand the influence and field of service of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA)
  • To generally bring about a harmonious and sound development of the dairy industry in all its branches in the southern states
Southern map
Constitution and Bylaws

REVISED CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS OF THE SOUTHERN BRANCH
AMERICAN DAIRY SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
Revised February 1993 and February 1999

In order to effectuate the policy of dairy development in the Southern States; to promote a mutual understanding of its problems; to bring together at regular intervals professional and technical workers in the dairy field; to recognize and record notable achievements and research; to expand the influence and field of service of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) and otherwise to generally bring about a harmonious and sound development of the dairy industry in all its branches in the southern States, there is created, by adoption of these Articles of Association, a Southern Branch of the American Dairy Science Association which will hereinafter be known as Southern Branch American Dairy Science Association.

In order to further effectuate the close collaboration of this Branch with that of the American Dairy Science Association and in order that there be a recognition by both of a mutual interest, one in the other, Article III, Section IV, of the Revised Bylaws of the American Dairy Science Association, shall form the basis of the governing rules and Bylaws of this Branch.

BYLAWS OF SOUTHERN BRANCH AMERICAN DAIRY SCIENCE ASSOCIATION

ARTICLE I
Membership

Section 1. Membership in the Southern Branch is open only to those members of the American Dairy Science Association in good standing.

Section 2. Annual dues may be set by the Board of Directors and shall be payable on or before the first day of the annual meeting of the Branch or at such other time as may be set by the Board of Directors.

ARTICLE II
Officers and Board of Directors

Section 1. The officers of the Branch shall be President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, and Historian.

The Secretary-Treasurer of the Branch shall be elected by the vote of the membership and his/her term of office shall be for one year.

The Secretary-Treasurer shall automatically succeed to the office of Vice President for the ensuing year following his/her term as Secretary-Treasurer.

The Vice President shall automatically succeed to the office of President for the ensuing year following his/her term as Vice President.

The Historian shall be appointed by the Board of Directors for a period of 5 years and shall be a Past President of the Branch.

Section 2. The Board of Directors shall consist of six members; the immediate past President, the President, the Vice President, the Secretary-Treasurer and two directors elected by the membership.

One director shall be elected each year whose term of office shall be for two years. The officers shall assume office immediately after the close of the annual meeting.

Section 3. The President shall appoint such committees, with approval from the Board of Directors, not provided for in the Bylaws of the Branch, as they may deem proper, from their own membership or from the membership of the Association.

Section 4. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to fill vacancies that may occur among the offices of the Branch, such appointees to serve until the next annual meeting at which time the office involved shall be filled by a secret ballot vote of the members in attendance.

ARTICLE III
Duties of Officers

Section 1. The President of the Branch shall preside at all business meetings of the Branch and meetings of the Board of Directors and shall perform such other duties as pertain to his/her office. The President shall notify each elected officer of his/her election and announce the result of such election at the annual meeting. Also, he/she will notify the Executive Director of the American Dairy Science Association and the Secretary of the Southern Agricultural Workers of the results of the election.

Section 2. The Vice President shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President and shall perform the duties of the Program Chair which include: receive abstracts, arrange program, coordinate invited speakers, and work with any joint sessions. The Vice President shall nominate new members of Standing Committees and present these at the annual meeting of the Board of Directors.

Section 3. The Secretary-Treasurer shall have charge of the business management of the Branch, shall have custody of the books and records of the Branch, keep the minutes of all meetings of the Branch and of the Board of Directors, maintain a list of all members, distribute annual meeting registration packets (through the ADSA) to all members, coordinate and conduct on site registration, collect all dues, keep the funds of the Branch and make disbursements there from when properly authorized through the ADSA. At the termination of his/her office, he/she shall transmit to the incoming Secretary-Treasurer all funds of the Branch and all records of his/her year of office. Copies of all records that may have historical value shall be forwarded to the Historian.

Section 4. The Historian shall keep a record of all data and activities of historical value and shall provide a summary report to the Association at the end of his/her term of office.

Section 5. The Board of Directors shall have full control of the business of the Branch, including committee appointments at the annual meeting, and the title to all property and funds of the Branch shall be vested in the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall approve, if deemed necessary, the Standing Committee appointments nominated by the Vice President.

ARTICLE IV
Election of Officers

Section 1. A nominating committee consisting of three members of the Branch shall be appointed by the President. This committee shall present two names from the membership for Secretary- Treasurer and two for Director. This committee shall submit its report to the membership at the business session of the annual meeting. Additional nominations shall be called for from the floor. When nominations are made from the floor, the members present at the business session shall vote and the two candidates for each office receiving the greatest number of votes shall be presented to the members of the Branch by mail ballot.

Section 2. The President, in cooperation with the Secretary-Treasurer shall conduct the election by mail, in the same mailing as the call for papers for the annual meeting. All ballots shall be counted by the President and verified by the Vice President.

ARTICLE V
Standing Committees

Section 1. The Standing Committees shall consist of the following: (1) Nominating, (2) Honors Award, (3) Dairy Cattle Judging, (4) Dairy Products Judging, (5) Resolutions, and (6) Necrology. Each Standing Committee shall have three (3) members serving three (3) years on a rotating basis, with the senior member acting as Chair. One new member shall be appointed each year.

Section 2. Each committee shall be called on to give a report at the annual meeting and three written copies of the report shall be submitted to the Secretary.

ARTICLE VI
Meetings

Section 1. Meetings of the Branch shall be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists and the Branch shall act in cooperation with such Association. In lieu of such annual meeting of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists, or, for other reasons deemed justifiable by the Board of Directors, a separate meeting may be held.

Section 2. Meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held on call of the President provided, however, that no less than twenty (20) days notice of such meeting shall be sent to each member of the Board of Directors. Also, a meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held at the time of the annual meeting, prior to the business session.

ARTICLE VII
Transcript of Proceedings

Section 1. The Secretary-Treasurer shall prepare copies of the minutes of each annual meeting and shall file one copy with the Executive Director of the American Dairy Science Association and two copies with the Branch Historian. The Secretary-Treasurer also shall submit an abstract of each formal paper presented at the annual meeting to the Secretary of the Association of Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists and to the Editor of the Journal of Dairy Science for publication in the Journal.

ARTICLE VIII
Amendments

Section 1. All amendments to these Bylaws must be referred to the Board of Directors for its recommendation prior to final action by the Branch. The Board of Directors may, at its discretion, submit proposed amendments to the member of the Branch for vote by mail or at the annual meeting. In case of mail ballots, an affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of all voting shall be necessary for approval. At any meeting of the Branch, an affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of those members present shall be necessary to amend these Bylaws provided, however, that all members have been notified of the proposed amendment prior to such meeting.

ARTICLE IX
Southern States Designated

Section 1. For purposes of organization of the Branch known as Southern Branch, American Dairy Science Association, the following shall be designated as Southern States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Puerto Rico.

Approved as amended this 5th day of February ,1963 at the annual meeting of the Southern Division, American Dairy Science Association, Memphis, Tennessee.

Approved as revised this 2nd day of February, 1993 at the Southern Division, American Dairy Science Association, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Approved as revised this 1st day of February, 1999 at the Southern Division, American Dairy Science Association, Memphis, Tennessee.

Attest: S/Ben E. Goodale, President
  S/C. W. Reaves, Secretary-Treasurer
Revised February, 1993 J. Russell Bishop, President
  Roger W. Hemken, Secretary-Treasurer
Revised February, 1999 William Crist, President
  Jean A. Bertrand, Secretary-Treasurer
Officers

President
Jillian Fain Bohlen (2019)
University of Georgia
(706) 542-9108
jfain@uga.edu

Vice President
Kristy Daniels (2019)
Virginia Tech
(540) 231-4756
danielsk@vt.edu

Secretary/Treasurer
Agustin Rius (2019)
University of Tennessee
arius@utk.edu

Director
Albert De Vries (2019)
University of Florida
(352) 392-5594 x227
devries@ufl.edu

Awards

Southern Branch Honors Award Nomination Form

Recipients of Honors Award, Southern Branch, American Dairy Science Association

Year Name Institution
2016 K. H. Ingawa North Carolina State University
2015 R. J. Harmon University of Kentucky
2014 S. P. Washburn North Carolina State University
2013 J. W. West University of Georgia
2012 C. C. Williams Louisiana State University
2011 W. M. Graves University of Georgia
2010 L. O. Ely University of Georgia
2009 B. A. Hopkins North Carolina State University
2008 K. A. Cummins Auburn University
2007 M. J. Montgomery University of Tennessee
2006 J. K. Bernard University of Georgia
2005 D. W. Kellogg University of Arkansas
2004 B. F. Jenny Louisiana State University
2003 D. W. Webb University of Florida
2002 B. R. (Pete) Moss Auburn University
2001 L. W. Whitlow North Carolina State University
2000 W. L. Crist University of Kentucky
1999 R. E. James Virginia Polytechnic and State University
1998 K. R. Butcher North Carolina State University
1997 J. W. Fuquay Mississippi State
1996 R. L. Richter Texas A&M University
1995 C. E. Polan Virginia Polytechnic and State University
1994 T. R. Spann University of Tennessee
1993 F. E. Pardue Clemson University
1992 R. W. Hemken University of Kentucky
1991 H. H. Van Horn University of Florida
1990 B. J. Harris, Jr. University of Florida
1989 W. M. Miller University of Tennessee
1988 A. H. Rakes North Carolina State University
1987 M. W. Neathery University of Georgia
1986 G. T. Lane University of Kentucky
1985 L. D. Guthrie University of Georgia
1984 W. J. Miller University of Georgia
1983 H. J. Bearden Mississippi State University
1982 J. T. Cardwell Mississippi State University
1981 G. E. Hawkins Auburn University
1980 J. H. Gholson Louisiana State University
1979 J. N. Maddux University of Georgia
1978 T. E. Patrick Louisiana State University
1977 G. S. Parsons North Carolina State University
1976 R. Y. Cannon Auburn University
1975 S. P. Marshall University of Florida
1974 W. R. Murley Virginia Polytechnic and State University
1973 J. T. Lazar, Jr. Clemson University
1972 E. W. Custer Mississippi State
1971 C. W. Reaves University of Florida
1970 M. E. Senger North Carolina State University
1969 L. L. Rusoff Louisiana State University
1968 T. R. Freeman University of Kentucky
1967 W. A. King Clemson University
1966 J. B. Frye, Jr. Louisiana State University
1965 D. M. Seath University of Kentucky
1964 Lynn Copeland University of Tennessee
1963 J. W. Rupel Texas A&M University
1962 H. C. Olson Oklahoma State University
1961 B. E. Goodale Clemson University
1960 H. S. Henderson University of Georgia
1959 C. G. Cushman Clemson University
1958 P. M. Reaves Virginia Polytechnic and State University
1957 E. W. Neasham Louisiana State University
1956 C. E. Wylie University of Tennessee
1955 F. H. Herzer Mississippi State University
1954 J. P. LaMaster Clemson University
1952 C. A. Hutton University of Tennessee
  J. A. Arey Carolina State University
  R. B. Becker University of Florida
1950 J. W. Cave Oklahoma State University North
  L. A. Higgings Mississippi State
  R. H. Ruffner North Carolina State University
1942 C. W. Holdaway Virginia Polytechnic and State University
1940 J. S. Moore Mississippi State University