Welcome to the 2016 JAM

As you review your daily plans for the meeting here are several ASDA and dairy related events that you may want to include on your personal schedule. 

Wednesday, July 20
6:30-8:00 am - ADSA Dairy Specialist/Dairy Related Participants Breakfast, Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown, Salon J
8:00-9:15 am - S-PAC Information Update at ADSA exhibit booth
1:00-2:00 pm - S-PAC Q and A at the ADSA Booth
5:00-7:00 pm - Informal Calf Gathering, Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown, Salon F
Thursday, July 21
8:00-9:00 am - Johne's - Bovine TB Interest Group Salt Palace Convention Center, 251 D
9:30-11:00 am - ADSA Undergraduate Symposium: Telling Our Dairy Story, Salt Palace Convention Center, Grand Ballroom E
12:30-2:00 pm - ADSA DF Division Program Planning Lunch Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown
12:30-2:00 pm - ADSA Production Division Business Meeting Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown
1:00-2:00 pm - S-PAC Q and A at the ADSA Booth
2:00-3:00 pm - Dairy Foods author meet, greet, and recognition at JDS Elsevier booth

3:00-4:30 pm - ADSA Graduate Student Three-Minute Thesis Challenge, Salt Palace Convention Center, 250 F
5:30-6:30 pm - ADSA Awards Program Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown, Salon D/E/F
8:15-9:30 pm - JAM Ice Cream Social, Salt Palace Convention Center, Grand Ballroom North Foyer
Friday, July 22
8:00-9:00 am - ADSA Spokesperson Q&A at ADSA exhibit booth
9:30-10:30 am - ADSA Business Meeting Salt Palace Convention Center, 258/259
1:00-2:00 pm - S-PAC Q and A at the ADSA Booth

 2:00 - 5:30 pm - MILK Symposium: Marketing Milk for Entrepreneurial and Big Business Value, Grand Ballroom B/D

Penn State wins Dairy Quiz Bowl
Congratulations to Penn State University, winner of the 2016 ADSA Dairy Quiz Bowl. A total of 10 teams competed in Tuesday's double elimination competition. Each participating team will receive a $50 check from the ADSA Foundation. In addition, the winning team goes home with the ADSA Foundation Carved Cow traveling trophy.

The Large Dairy Herd Management e-Book and Conference Update

By Ken Olson Ph.D., PAS

Mike Socha, Dave Beede and Larry Miller provided an update on the Large Dairy Herd Management Conference and e-book.  The objectives are to:
  • Assimilate and present the latest science and state of the art practices about dairy production and management
  • Look to future industry trends
Phase one of the project was the conference held May 1 to 4, 2016, in Oakbrook, IL.  Sessions were recorded and the 94 recordings are available from ADSA.  As a result of discussion at the conference chapters are being added on:
  • Dairy Beef Systems
  • Transition cow facilities
  • Current and Emerging Reproductive technology for Genetic Improvement
  • Parasite control in dairy cattle
The book will be sold as a full copy with differential pricing for students, members and non-members.  The anticipated release will be in early 2017. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.  Details are available from Larry Miller.

Scientific community told to step to plate, solve challenge ahead
By Sarah Muirhead
Today's animal and dairy science communities have both an opportunity and challenge before them. The opportunity is that of a growing demand for food. The challenge is that of a decreasing food supply.

Over the course of the next decade, three million people will move out of poverty and into the middle class. As they do, they will demand 60% more milk, meat and eggs, according to Dr. Todd Armstrong of Elanco Animal Health, who spoke at the AnimalX Ted-style Talks during the 2016 JAM opening session in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Adding to that, by 2050, there will be over 9 billion people on the planet that will have to be fed. This comes during a time when 20% of the world's livestock is being lost each year; a loss that represents some 60 million tons of meat and 150 million tons of milk. "The fundamental fact is you can take away the tool but you can't take away the disease," Armstrong said.

"I look out on this room and what I see is a group of people that have the expertise, the drive and a passion deep inside to take care of this situation." Armstrong told the group it is time to put down the barriers and biases, and apply mutual expertise to find the needed solutions. "The world is counting on you. The world is counting on you to look at this problem that is in front of us." 

Support the Future of the Dairy Industry: Attend Today's ADSA Student Presentations
ADSA-SAD Undergraduate Poster and Paper Competitions will be held today. Undergraduate Original Research Posters will be presented and judged during Poster Session II and are numbered 41-44 in the Exhibit Hall; Oral Presentations are in Rooms 251D and 251E. Students from several universities across the U.S. and Canada will be presenting in Dairy Foods, Production and Original Research. A panel of judges will select winners in each division.
8:15 am - 9:15 am              ADSA-SAD Undergraduate Poster Presentations: Original Research
                                                Convention Center, Exhibit Hall Screens 41-44
11:00 am - 12:00 pm         ADSA-SAD Undergraduate Paper Presentations: Dairy Foods
                                                Convention Center, 251E
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm              ADSA-SAD Undergraduate Paper Presentations: Dairy Production
                                                Convention Center, 251D
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm              ADSA-SAD Undergraduate Paper Presentations: Original Research
                                                Convention Center, 251E
Plan time in your schedule to visit the posters and attend a presentation or two, and support the future of the industry.
PLEASE NOTE - ADSA Awards Program Time
The ADSA Awards Program will be held on Thursday, July 21 * 5:30 - 6:30 pm at the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown, Salon D/E/F All meeting participants, families, and friends are welcome to attend the 2016 ADSA awards program. Please join us at this special event to recognize and congratulate the 2016 award winners.
Visit with our FASS Science Policy Advisors
Walt Smith and Lowell Randel, FASS Science Policy Directors, will be at the FASS booth on Wednesday morning from 10:00 am-12 noon and Thursday afternoon from 2:00-4:00 pm. Stop by to visit and learn more about Science Policy activities.  Get their insights on recent legislative and regulatory activity in Washington, D.C.

S-PAC Users and Potential Users
Join us for an S-PAC Information Update from 8:00 am-9:15 am at ADSA exhibit booth. Learn more about what is available on S-PAC and how you can use it.
Attention ADSA Dairy Foods Division and Dairy Foods Authors:
Please join us for a special get-together at the Elsevier booth (#203) in the exhibitor area for all dairy foods members and authors on Thursday, July 21, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm. This will be an opportunity for authors, potential authors, editors, and editorial board members to mingle and learn more about our Journal of Dairy Science initiatives in dairy foods.
Do You Know S-PAC?
You received information about S-PAC with your registration material, but do you:
*             Want more information about SPAC?
*             Have questions about using S-PAC?
Stop by the ADSA Booth between 1:00 and 2:00 pm today to visit about or try out our large and ever-growing on-line collection of conference proceedings

Thanks to our Corporate Sustaining Members

                                 We appreciate your ongoing support of ADSA and the Journal of Dairy Science�.

Ag Processing Inc.
Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition
Dairy Nutrition Plus
Darling International Research
Diamond V
DuPont Pioneer
Global Agri-Trade Corporation
Grande Cheese Company
Kent Nutrition Group
Kraft Heinz Foods
Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Masters Choice
Nutriad, Inc.
Papillon Agricultural Company
Quali Tech, Inc.
Renaissance Nutrition Inc.
Western Pacific Oils LLC
Zook Nutrition & Management Inc.
ADSA Membership Benefits                                 

Did you know that your ADSA Professional Membership provides you with:

*        Electronic access to the Journal of Dairy Science�

*        Joint Annual Meeting at member rates

*        Discover Conferences at member rates

*        S-PAC: Free access to JAM and ADSA divisional abstracts

*        S-PAC subscription at member rates

*        Access to recorded symposia library                                                                       

*        ADSA News (association newsletter)

*        ADSA Dair e-news (ADSA industry newsletter)

*        Access to member directory

*        Peer recognition through ADSA and Foundation Award Program

*        Discounted page charges in Journal of Dairy Science�

*        A strong voice of advocacy for the animal sciences, animal agriculture and agriculture research

*        Broad author recognition through ADSA/Elsevier press release program

*        Linked In and You Tube sites for ADSA

*        Quality networking with academic and industry professionals

*        Travel awards for all graduate students attending Discover Conferences

*        Opportunity to serve peers via committee and officer positions

For more information on your benefits please visit: http://www.adsa.org/join.asp
To join now and gain these member benefits, visit: http://www.adsa.org/join.asp

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