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ADSA Awards

One of ADSA's five organizational objectives is to recognize ADSA members for outstanding personal achievement. ADSA accomplishes this objective through partnering with 20 award sponsors, and through making its own association and foundation awards. Whether you are a professional or a student, ADSA supports a comprehensive Awards Program designed to identify and recognize those who have made important contributions to the dairy industry and the association.

Deadline Information
Deadline for Initial Nominations: January 23, 2015
Deadline for Supporting Nomination Material (Qualified Nominations Only):  February 20, 2015

Alltech, Inc. Graduate Student Paper Publication Award

DONOR: Alltech, Inc.
NATURE OF AWARD: $1,000 and a plaque with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
PURPOSE: To recognize a graduate student who has published a paper in the Journal of Dairy Science.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION:
1. The student must be a member of ADSA.
2. The manuscript must be based on research conducted by the student before his/her final oral examination and must list the student as senior author.
3. The manuscript must be submitted to the Journal of Dairy Science within six months after completion of the final oral examination.
4. The manuscript must be published in the Journal of Dairy Science during the calendar year preceding the presentation of the award.

SUPPORTING INFORMATION ON NOMINEE:
1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at http://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
a. An updated résumé of nominee's background and training including the published research.
b. A copy of the manuscript.

American Feed Industry Association Award

DONOR: American Feed Industry Association, Inc.
NATURE OF AWARD: An award and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
PURPOSE: To stimulate research in dairy cattle nutrition.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION:
1. Nominee must have made a worthy contribution to research of dairy cattle nutrition within the ten (10) calendar years immediately prior to the year of the award.
2. Nominee must have original research work published.
3. Nominee must have conducted research at a public institution, hospital, or similar institution.
4. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least five (5) successive years.
5. Nominee must be a resident of the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
6. The research upon which the nomination is based must be different from that submitted for the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) AFIA Ruminant Nutrition Award in instances where the nominee is a previous winner of or a candidate for the AS AS AFIA Ruminant Nutrition Award.
7. If a nominee has received an award, the contributions for the period encompassed by the previous award cannot be used as support for another award.

SUPPORTING INFORMATION ON NOMINEE:
1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at http://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
a. An updated career vitae.
b. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.

Award of Honor

DONOR: American Dairy Science Association
NATURE OF AWARD: A plaque and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
PURPOSE: To recognize unusually outstanding and consistent contributions to the welfare of the Association or distinguished service to the Association. The award is primarily for services to the American Dairy Science Association. Career achievements or contributions to other segments of the dairy industry should receive secondary consideration.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION:
1. Nominee must have served the American Dairy Science Association with unusual distinction.
2. Nominee must have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for twenty-five (25) or more years. (Eligibility for the Award of Honor is not restricted to those employed by public institutions.)
3. Nominee must be living when nominations are submitted to the selection committee. 

SUPPORTING INFORMATION ON NOMINEE:
1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at http://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
a. An updated career vitae.
b. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.
c. Up to three (3) letters.

Cargill Animal Nutrition Young Scientist Award

DONOR: Cargill Animal Nutrition 
NATURE OF AWARD: $1,500 and a plaque with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
PURPOSE: To recognize outstanding research by young dairy production scientists during the first ten (10) years of their professional career.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION:
1. Nominee must have demonstrated outstanding research in dairy cattle production areas within five (5) calendar years immediately prior to year of award.
2. Nominee must have original research work published.
3. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least five (5) successive years and must be a resident of the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
4. Nominee must be age 39 or younger in the calendar year prior to the year of award and must have completed his/her Ph.D. no earlier than 10 calendar years prior to the year of the award (i.e., those receiving his/her Ph.D. during the calendar year of 1986 and are age 39 or younger during the calendar year 1996 are eligible to receive the 1997 award).
5. If a nominee has received an award, the contributions for the period encompassed by the previous award cannot be used as support for another award.

SUPPORTING INFORMATION ON NOMINEE:
1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at http://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
a. An updated career vitae.
b. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.

DeLaval Dairy Extension Award

DONOR: DeLaval Inc. 
NATURE OF AWARD: A plaque and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
PURPOSE: To recognize outstanding achievements in dairy extension.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION:
1. Nominee must have made valuable and noteworthy contribution to the dairy industry through dairy extension in the broad areas of production, manufacturing, marketing, and youth work.
2. Nominee must be active in dairy extension when nominated and with at least ten (10) years of dairy extension work with an educational or public institution.
3. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least five (5) successive years.
4. Nominee must be a resident of the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
5. If a nominee has received an award, the contributions for the period encompassed by the previous award cannot be used as support for another award.

SUPPORTING INFORMATION ON NOMINEE:
1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at http://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
a. An updated career vitae.
b. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.
c. Three (3) letters.

Distinguished Service Award

DONOR: American Dairy Science Association
NATURE OF AWARD: A plaque and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
PURPOSE: To recognize unusually outstanding and consistent contributions to the welfare of the dairy industry either directly or indirectly. The award shall be based upon a broad, even nonscientific, contribution. Thus, outstanding achievem ents by those in industry, public administration, or academic administration shall qualify. The contribution may be national or international. Distinguished Service Award is not for ADSA accomplishments.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION:
1. Nominee must have fulfilled as of January 1 of the year of the award the contributions to the welfare of the dairy industry for which the nominee is to be recognized. (Eligibility for the Distinguished Service Award is not restricted to those em ployed by public institutions.)
2. Nominee must be living when nominations are submitted to the selection committee.
3. Nominee need not be a member of the American Dairy Science Association.

SUPPORTING INFORMATION ON NOMINEE:
1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at http://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp 
a. An updated career vitae.
b. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.
c. Up to three (3) letters.

DuPont Pioneer Forage Award

DONOR: DuPont Pioneer
NATURE OF AWARD: $2,000 and a plaque to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
PURPOSE: To recognize outstanding research (basic and/or applied) and/or educational contributions in the area of forage production, processing, storage, or utilization.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION:
1. Nominee must have made significant contributions in the area of forage production, processing, storage, and utilization in one or more areas such as:
a. Basic and applied forage research.
b. Education including technology transfer and extension, and application of forage information to producers and public.
2. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least five (5) consecutive years.
3. Nominee must have made the contribution within five (5) years prior to the year of the award.
4. Nominee must be a resident of the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
5. If a nominee has received an award, the contributions for the period encompassed by the previous award cannot be used as support for another award.

SUPPORTING INFORMATION ON NOMINEE:
1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at http://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
a. An updated career vitae.
b. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.

Elanco Award for Excellence in Dairy Science

DONOR: Elanco, Inc. 
NATURE OF AWARD: A plaque and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
PURPOSE: To recognize outstanding research in dairy production or manufacturing contributing to improvement or care of dairy cattle, development and improvement of processes, products, equipment, methods, handling, and sanitation.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION:
1. Nominee must have made meritorious scientific contributions or discoveries pertaining to dairy production, manufacturing, and technology. This contribution may be published research data, plans, processes, devices, or inventions significant and beneficial to the dairy industry through either theory or practical application. The contributions may have been made while nominees were employed in public and/or private institutions and/or industry.
2. Nominee must have published the research during the ten (10) calendar years immediately prior to the year of the award.
3. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least five (5) successive years.
4. Nominee must be a resident of the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
5. If a nominee has received an award, the contributions for the period encompassed by the previous award cannot be used as support for another award.

SUPPORTING INFORMATION ON NOMINEE:
1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at http://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp:
a. An updated career vitae.
b. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.

Fellow of the American Dairy Science Association

DONOR: American Dairy Science Association
NATURE OF AWARD: Presentation of a plaque at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
PURPOSE: To recognize a Dairy Foods Division and a Production Division member of the American Dairy Science Association who have rendered distinguished service to the dairy industry over 20 years or more. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION:
1. Nominee must have made exceptional contributions to the dairy industry, to a dairy related discipline, or the American Dairy Science Association.
2. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for a minimum of twenty (20) years.

SELECTION:
No more than .2% of professional members, rounded to the nearest whole number (currently 4), may be selected per year. Fellows will be selected from both the Production and Dairy Foods Divisions. Selection for another American Dairy Science Association award in the same year does not disqualify selection as a Fellow.

SUPPORTING INFORMATION ON NOMINEE:
1. The principal nominator upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at http://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or shall supply the selection committee twelve (12) copies of:
a. An updated career vitae.
b. A short summary statement (3,000 words or less) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.

ADSA Foundation Scholar Award

DONOR: American Dairy Science Association Foundation
NATURE OF AWARD: A plaque, $1,500 monetary stipend, and up to $1,000 toward travel expenses for each recipient
PURPOSE:   To recognize two young scholars (one from the Dairy Foods Division and one from the Production Division) and their potential in research and educational leadership and to identify critical issues affecting the future of the dairy industry.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION:
1. Ten years or less post-final academic degree. Current active membership in the American Dairy Science Association.
2. Exemplary research and/or educational programs (instruction, extension, or industry) and potential for future leadership. Nominations solicited from members in both Production and Dairy Foods Divisions.
3. Deliver a symposium-type address at the ADSA annual meeting to be scheduled as appropriate by the general program chair. The text of this address should focus on critical issues affecting the future of the dairy industry.
4. Submit a written manuscript of the lecture which will be reviewed and published in an appropriate section of the Journal of Dairy Science. The first submission of the manuscript will be to the Chair of the Selection Committee on or before the annual meeting of the ADSA. Another month will be allowed after the meeting for final revisions. Stipend will be awarded at the ADSA Awards Program or when manuscript is received, if later.

SUPPORTING INFORMATION ON NOMINEE:
1. Persons applying for the Award (we encourage people to apply directly) shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at http://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp:
a. An updated career vitae.
b. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.
c. An outline of the proposed ADSA presentation and a manuscript (if available) with a brief summary statement on the major impact expected from the research and education programs emphasized in this Award presentation.

The Genevieve Christen Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award

DONOR: American Dairy Science Association Foundation
NATURE OF AWARD: A plaque and $1,000 monetary stipend.
PURPOSE: To recognize distinguished undergraduates who have demonstrated leadership ability, academic achievement, involvement in the industry and participation in SAD and local club activities.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION:
1. The nominee must be an undergraduate at the time of submission of application. 
2. Only one applicant per college or university is eligible for the Genevieve Christen Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award in any given year. 
3. The Genevieve Christen Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award will be presented at the ADSA Awards Program and it will be expected for the winner of this award to be present at the Awards Program. 
4. The award nominee must be available to attend and participate in the SAD program at the meeting in which the award is presented. The winner will be asked to make a brief presentation at the SAD Awards Luncheon at the meeting. 
5. The nominator must be a member of the American Dairy Science Association. 

SUPPORTING INFORMATION ON NOMINEE:

1. Each application must be accompanied by one letter of recommendation. The letter should be from the department chair or a faculty member who is familiar with the nominee’s activities and academic achievements and is a member of the American Dairy Science Association. 

2. The nominee must complete the application form (typed) to be submitted with the above letter. 
a. Please provide official transcripts from all colleges attended.

3. Upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at http://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or mail six copies of this form to the chairperson of this committee. 

 Genevieve Christen Distinguished Undergraduate Student Application

Hoard's Dairyman Youth Development Award

DONOR: Hoard’s Dairyman
NATURE OF AWARD: $1,500 and a plaque with presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
PURPOSE: To recognize a candidate who has had significant involvement in dairy-related youth activities either in a professional or volunteer capacity for a minimum of ten years.  The recipient shall be highly regarded in the dairy industry for his or her role in personal development of dairy youth and for enhancing knowledge of and interest in the dairy industry.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION:
1. Nominee need not be a member of the American Dairy Science Association.
2. Nominee may have worked with youth of any age, up to and including college.
3. Nominee may have worked in many possible capacities such as coach, counselor, teacher, advisor, mentor, chaperone, or supervisor.

SUPPORTING INFORMATION ON NOMINEE:
1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at http://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
a. An updated career vitae.
b. A short summary statement (no more than five [5] pages) about the nominee and written by the nominator, that documents the nominee’s accomplishments in the area of youth work.
c. Three (3) letters of support.

International Dairy Foods Association Research Award in Dairy Foods Processing

DONOR: International Dairy Foods Association
NATURE OF AWARD: $1,500 honorarium and a plaque
PURPOSE: To recognize individuals whose research findings have allowed dairy foods processors to develop new products, to make a significant improvement in the quality, safety, or processing efficiency of dairy foods.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION:
1. Nominee must have conducted the research at public and/or private institutions.
2. Nominee must now be and must have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least the past five (5) years.
3. Nominee must be a resident (citizen) of the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
4. The nominee must have published the research during the five (5) calendar years prior to the award, except for the first three (3) years of the award, when the past 15 years of research may be considered.
5. The nominee's research findings must have clearly and significantly benefitted the dairy foods processing industry in its ability to manufacture products with higher quality and/or safety (either chemical and/or microbiological) or with increased processing efficiencies, or have led to innovative product development with a measurable impact on the market. The adoption of the findings must affect a significant portion of the dairy foods manufactured.
6. Particular attention will be paid to the long-term importance of the research application.
7. If a nominee has received an award, the contributions for the period encompassed by the previous award cannot be used as support for another award.

SUPPORTING INFORMATION ON NOMINEE:
1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at http://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
a. An updated career vitae.
b. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.

International Dairy Foods Association and Kraft Foods Teaching Award in Dairy Manufacturing




DONOR: Kraft Foods (even years); International Dairy Foods Association (odd years)
NATURE OF AWARD: A plaque and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
PURPOSE: To recognize outstanding teaching of undergraduate students in dairy foods.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION:
1. Nominee must have demonstrated outstanding ability as a teacher of undergraduate students of dairy foods in an accredited college or university.
2. Nominee must be an active teacher when nominated with not less than a total of ten (10) years of active teaching preceding.
3. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least five (5) successive years.
4. Nominee must be a resident of the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
5. If a nominee has received an award, the contributions for the period encompassed by the previous award cannot be used as support for another award.

SUPPORTING INFORMATION ON NOMINEE:
1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at http://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
a. An updated career vitae.
b. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.
c. Up to three (3) letters.

J. L. Lush Award in Animal Breeding

DONOR: ABS Global
NATURE OF AWARD: A plaque and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
PURPOSE: To recognize outstanding research in animal breeding.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION:
1. Research work published in the ten (10) years immediately preceding the year of recognition.
2. Research in any area of animal breeding and genetics that had or has the potential for improvement of dairy cattle.
3. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least five (5) years immediately preceding year of recognition and be a resident of the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
4. The research upon which the nomination is based must be different from that submitted for the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Animal Breeding and Genetics Award in instances where the nominee is a previous winner of or a candidate for t he ASAS Animal Breeding and Genetics Award.
5. If a nominee has received an award, the contributions for the period encompassed by the previous award cannot be used as support for another award.

SUPPORTING INFORMATION ON NOMINEE:
1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at http://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
a. An updated career vitae.
b. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.

Lallemand Animal Nutrition Award for Scientific Excellence in Dairy Nutrition

DONOR: Lallemand Animal Nutrition, NA
NATURE OF AWARD: $1,500 and a plaque with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
PURPOSE:
  1. To stimulate and recognize outstanding achievement in research, teaching, extension and/or industry in applied dairy nutrition by scientists during the first ten (10) years post graduation of their professional career.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION:
  1. Nominee must have made significant early career contributions in applied dairy nutrition in areas such as:
    1. Basic or applied forage research in the areas of forage production, processing, storage, or utilization
    2. Basic or applied research in the areas of rumen and gastrointestinal microbiology and function
    3. Nutritional effects on production efficiency, cow comfort and health
  2. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least five (5) consecutive years.
  3. Nominee must be a resident of the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
  4. Nominee must be age 39 or younger in the calendar year prior to the year of award and must have completed his/her Ph.D. no earlier than 10 calendar years prior to the year of the award (i.e., those receiving his/her Ph.D. during the calendar year of 1986 and are age 39 or younger during the calendar year 1996 are eligible to receive the 1997 award).

SUPPORTING INFORMATION ON NOMINEE:
The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at http://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp Nomination materials are to include:
  1. An updated résumé of nominee's background and training, research , extension and teaching contributions
  2. Nomination statement not to exceed 750 words

The National Milk Producers Federation: Richard M. Hoyt Award

DONOR: National Milk Producers Federation
NATURE OF AWARD: A plaque and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
PURPOSE: To recognize research efforts with direct application to problems of the U.S. dairy industry.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION:
1. Nominee must have accomplished research with direct application to problems of the U.S. dairy industry.
2. Nominee when nominated must be enrolled in or have completed within the preceding one year a program leading to an advanced degree in a department of dairy science, dairy production, dairy processing, food science, or department with similar curriculum in an accredited university in the United States.
3. If degree work is completed, the nominee must be employed by a U.S. company.
4. Nominee must be a member of ADSA or of the Student Affiliate Division of ADSA.

SUPPORTING INFORMATION ON NOMINEE:
1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at http://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
a. An updated résumé of nominee's background and training including the published research.
b. Description of nominee's research and a statement of its significance to the dairy industry.
c. Statement evaluating the research of the nominee submitted by the nominee's major professor.

Nutrition Professionals, Inc: Applied Dairy Nutrition Award

DONOR: Nutrition Professionals,532 Denison Circle, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085
NATURE OF AWARD: $2,000 and a plaque to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
PURPOSE: To stimulate and recognize outstanding achievement in research, teaching, extension and/or industry in applied dairy nutrition.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION:
1. Nominee must have made significant contributions to the dairy industry in the area of applied dairy nutrition in one or more of areas such as:
a. Applied nutrition research related to improved production efficiency, reproductive function, and/or herd health.
b. Integration of innovative nutritional management practices into profitable management systems.
c. Education (including technology transfer and extension) and application of nutritional information to students, producers, and public.
2. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least five (5) consecutive years.
3. Nominee must have made the contribution within ten (10) years prior to the year of the award.
4. Nominee must be a resident of the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
5. If a nominee has received an award, the contributions for the period encompassed by the previous award cannot be used as support for another award.

SUPPORTING INFORMATION ON NOMINEE:
1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at http://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
a. An updated career vitae.
b. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.

Purina Animal Nutrition Teaching Award in Dairy Production

DONOR: Purina Animal Nutrition
NATURE OF AWARD: A plaque and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
PURPOSE: To recognize outstanding teaching of undergraduate students in dairy science.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION:
1. Nominee must have demonstrated outstanding ability as a teacher of undergraduate students of dairy science in an accredited college or university.
2. Nominee must be an active teacher when nominated with not less than a total of ten (10) years of active teaching preceding.
3. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least five (5) successive years.
4. If a nominee has received an award, the contributions for the period encompassed by the previous award cannot be used as support for another award.

SUPPORTING INFORMATION ON NOMINEE:
1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at http://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
a. An updated career vitae.
b. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.
c. Up to five (5) letters.

West Agro, Inc. Award

DONOR: West Agro, Inc.
NATURE OF AWARD: A plaque and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
PURPOSE: To recognize outstanding research of milk quality as affected by control of mastitis, management of milking, and practices in production of milk.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION:
1. Nominee must have meritorious scientific or technical contribution in research of one or more of:
a. mastitis including epidemiology, microbiology, prophylaxis, therapy, immunity, anatomy, and physiology of mammary gland.
b. milking management and systems related to hygiene, udder health, and milk quality.
c. milk yield, composition, flavor, and microbiological quality as related to feeding or management.
d. detection or analysis of foreign substances in milk or of abnormal milk, prevention or elimination of milk adulteration, particularly of those contaminants which have significance to public health or an impact on product technology.
2. Nominee must have made the contribution within the five (5) years immediately preceding nomination.
3. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least five (5) successive years.
4. Nominee must be a resident of the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
5. If a nominee has received an award, the contributions for the period encompassed by the previous award cannot be used as support for another award.

SUPPORTING INFORMATION ON NOMINEE:
1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at http://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
a. An updated career vitae.
b. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.

Zoetis Animal Health Award

DONOR: Zoetis 
NATURE OF AWARD: A plaque and monetary stipend with presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.
PURPOSE: To recognize outstanding research in dairy cattle physiology.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NOMINATION:
1. Research work published in refereed journals in the five years immediately preceding the year of recognition.
2. Research in any area of animal physiology relating to the dairy animal.
3. Nominee must be and have been a member of the American Dairy Science Association for at least the last five (5) successive years.
4. If a nominee has received an award, the contributions for the period encompassed by the previous award cannot be used as support for another award.

SUPPORTING INFORMATION ON NOMINEE:
1. The principal nominator shall upload the supporting materials online (Part 2) at http://www.adsa.org/newawards/nominator.asp or supply the chairperson of the selection committee six (6) copies of:
a. An updated career vitae focused on last five (5) years of research.
b. A short summary statement (no more than five pages) documenting accomplishments and outlining major contributions to the dairy industry upon which the nomination is based.

Journal of Dairy Science Most Cited Award

The number of citations a published study receives provides an excellent indication of its importance to its research community. The Journal of Dairy Science® (JDS) Most Cited Awards program has been established by Elsevier and ADSA® to formally recognize contributors to JDS whose work is significantly impacting research and the dairy industry. Awards are given annually in each of the four sections that make up the Journal: Dairy Foods, Physiology and Management, Nutrition, Feeding and Calves, and Genetics and Breeding.

 Journal of Dairy Science® Most Cited Award Criteria

2011 Most Cited Papers
(for papers published in JDS throughout 2008)

Section: Dairy Foods
McMahon, D.J., and B.S. Oommen. 2008. Supramolecular structure of the casein micelle. J. Dairy Sci 91(5):1709-1721.

Section: Physiology and Management
Riekerink, R.G.M.O., H.W. Barkema, D.F. Kelton, and D.T. Scholl. 2008. Incidence rate of clinical mastitis on Canadian dairy farms. J. Dairy Sci. 91(4):1366-1377.

Section: Nutrition, Feeding and Calves
Glasser, F., A. Ferlay, and Y. Chilliard. 2008. Oilseed lipid supplements and fatty acid composition of cow milk: a meta-analysis. J. Dairy Sci. 91(12):4687-4703.

Section: Genetics and Breeding
VanRaden, P.M. 2008. Efficient methods to compute genomic predictions. J. Dairy Sci. 91(11):4414-4423. 

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