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Membership Term
ADSA Membership is based on the calendar year (January 1 through December 31).

Please note that Professionals can now join at any time during fourth calendar quarter at 125% of the full year rate, so don’t delay joining until January!

Two Professional Divisions:
Production Division — primarily concerned with the cattle production phases of the dairy industry.
Dairy Foods Division — focuses on the processing, product, and distribution phases of the dairy industry.

Membership Types:
Professional Membership — $110.00
Undergraduate Student Membership — $5.00
Graduate Student Membership — $10.00
Post Doctorate Membership — $55.00
Transitional Membership — $55.00
Corporate Sustaining Membership — $1,000.00
Institutional Membership — please see below

e-Membership — Available only through ADSA Global Partner organizations and to individuals who reside outside of the US and Canada, this electronic membership was designed for those who have an interest in dairy science, but may not have the time or budget to attend ADSA’s annual meeting, or cost-justify full membership in ADSA due to a different area of specialization.

Current e-Membership Global Partners
American Association of Bovine Practitioners
American Cheese Society
Asociacion Latinoamericana de Produccion Animal
Dairy Association of China
Dairy Industry Association of Australia
The New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology
Ontario Association of Bovine Practitioners

For more information on e-Membership, click here.

Journal of Dairy Science®
All individual members have electronic access to the Journal of Dairy Science as a benefit of membership and have the option of receiving a paper copy of JDS for an additional fee. Back issues are sent for orders received after the start of the calendar year.

Review the benefits and decide how ADSA can best serve you. For more information, visit our Member Benefits page

Professional Membership

For individuals with an interest in the disciplines of dairy science.

Benefits:

  • Journal of Dairy Science
    Electronic access to the top-ranked dairy research based journal in the world is included in your membership dues; paper copy is available for an additional fee. Members receive a deep discount on page charges.
  • ADSA/ASAS Joint Annual Meeting
    Members receive a discounted registration rate to this must-attend, comprehensive, international scientific meeting, with as many as 2,000 oral and poster sessions and approximately 40 symposia and workshops. Features include: first reports of dairy research findings in dairy foods processing and product development, dairy cattle nutrition, genetics, physiology, management, young stock, forages, and biotechnology; numerous networking opportunities with peers and leaders from industry, academia, government, and leading consultancies; and a trade show designed to meet your support needs.
  • ADSA Discover Conference SeriesSM
    Members receive a discounted registration rate to this highly regarded series known for its informal environment and a format that encourages candid interactions, designed to improve learning and understanding of timely topics in the science of food animal agriculture.
  • ADSA Awards
    Nominate, help select, or receive over twenety awards related to accomplishments in dairy education and industry.
  • S-PAC® (Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences)
    As the most comprehensive animal production and management conference proceeding database in the world, S-PAC is a unique, must-have resource for animal scientists, veterinarians, academicians, consultants, and members of industry around the world. Members receive free access to Join Annual Meeting and ADSA abstracts housed in S-PAC, and deeply discounted subscription rates to the full proceedings and presentation database.  
  • Recorded Symposia Library
    ADSA individual members enjoy access to a large and growing pass-word protected library of recorded symposia.
  • Newsletters
    Members start each week “in the know” with ADSA’s industry e-newsletter Dairy-e-News. From timely topics and important announcements, to the best industry calendar of events, dairy industry professionals turn to Dairy-e-News. News of the association is published each April and October in ADSA News.
  • Member Directory
    ADSA makes it easy for its members to stay in touch with professional colleagues by publishing an online directory of members of participating clients of the Federation of Animal Science Societies.   Beyond helping you stay in touch, this unique database is highly searchable for those times when you need to reach out for specific expertise.


Transitional Membership

To help student members transition to professional status, ADSA offers a 50% discount from full professional member dues in the first year following graduation (undergraduate, graduate, and post docs). In addition, S-PAC is offered at the applicable student rate for the transition year.

Corporate Membership

For companies and organizations with an interest in the dairy industry.

Benefits:

Corporate Sustaining membership includes professional membership for your representative.  Your representative will have electronic access to JDS (and a paper copy for an additional fee) and can attend Discover Conferences and subscribe to S-PAC at the ADSA professional member rate.  Corporate Sustaining Members who require company-wide electronic access to JDS can contact Elsevier for a corporate subscription for an additional charge.

The Corporation is the Member, not to the corporate representative; if the corporate representative leaves the corporation, the membership is transferred to the new corporate representative.

  • Journal of Dairy Science®

In addition to online access provided to the Corporate Member Representative, the representative can order a paper copy for the Journal for an additional fee.

Corporate Sustaining Members who require site or company-wide electronic access to JDS can contact Elsevier for a corporate subscription for an additional charge.

North America and Rest of World: JournalsOnlineSupport-usa@elsevier.com

Europe: eurosupport@elsevier.com

  • S-PAC Subscription at the Member Rate

ADSA’s latest, high-value product, S-PAC — Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences is the most comprehensive animal production and management conference proceeding database in the world. This unique collection of conference proceedings and presentations is a must-have resource for animal scientists, veterinarians, academicians, consultants, and members of industry around the world. S-PAC is available to ADSA Corporate Sustaining members at a deep discount. Corporate Subscription allows for three concurrent users, and multiple subscriptions may be purchased. Try S-PAC at no risk---five days for only five dollars---to see the power of this unique tool.

  • Joint Annual Meeting Benefits
    • One free Joint Annual Meeting registration --- a $375 value for this benefit alone!
    • Listing of corporate name at the ADSA membership booth.
    • Exhibit booth discount for in-line or corner booth.
  • Corporate Sponsor Recognition
    • A listing on ADSA’s web site, with a link to your home page.
    • Your company name on the back cover of the Journal of Dairy Science — that gives your company twelve prominent world-wide exposures per year!
    • Your company name on the Journal of Dairy Science web site (About the Journal) and in the Joint Annual Meeting Program

Please contact Vicki Paden at vickip@assochq.org to become a Corporate Sustaining Member

Institutional Membership

Institutional access through a site, or multi-site, license. Contact Elsevier customer service for more information.

North America and Rest of the World: JournalsOnlineSupport-usa@elsevier.com

Europe: eurosupport@elsevier.com

Institutional members enjoy deeply discounted subscription rates to S-PAC

S-PAC is now available to academic libraries, including a 30 day free trial!

 Please contact Vicki Paden at vickip@assochq.org for more information.

Undergraduate Student Membership

Benefits include:

  • Receive most professional member benefits, at exceptionally low rates!
  • Special low rate for registration to the annual meeting
  • Attend one or more Regional SAD meeting (four regional events are held each year)
  • Access to MyDairyCareer online career tool, and other career tools, as a way to easily search and apply for jobs
  • Develop your network---for future study, and/or a rewarding career in the dairy industry
  • Get to know your fellow students from across the US---the future leaders of the dairy industry---and advisors
  • Earn scholarship and national leadership recognition
  • Participate in the SAD Awards, honoring individual and dairy club achievements
  • Increase awareness of current research efforts
  • Develop your leadership skills by getting involved in running SAD. The SAD President is an ADSA Board member!
  • Receive two issues of the student newsletter, the Pipeline, per year
  • Discover ideas for educational, promotional, social, and fund raising activities

For more information Student Affiliate Division (SAD)

Graduate Student Membership

Benefits include:

  • Online access to the Journal of Dairy Science
  • Year-round career and scientific professional development webinars
  • Access to MyDairyCareer online career tool, and other career tools, as a way to easily search and apply for jobs
  • Deep discounts on Joint Annual Meeting and Discover Conference registration fees
  • Travel awards to Discover Conferences (limited to the first ten graduate students)
  • Quarterly newsletter focused on graduate student news and resources
  • Leadership experience and leadership development opportunities. The GSD President is an ADSA Board Member.
  • Social opportunities to meet graduate students from all over the world

For more information Graduate Student Division (GSD)

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If you cannot pay dues by credit card, you may print and mail or fax a Individual Membership Application or Corporate Membership Application. Contact Vicki Paden, ADSA Membership Coordinator at vickip@assochq.org,

or

call Vicki at (217) 356-5146 Ext. 110