Universities have 'vital expertise' to address world hunger

During a speech last week at the U.N. meeting in New York, Mississippi State University (MSU) president Mark Keenum highlighted the important role universities and open data play in addressing world hunger.

Keenum spoke in two separate sessions Friday during the Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition (GODAN) 2016 Summit. The two-day summit brought together public, private and nonprofit leaders to discuss the importance of shared scientific data and expertise in providing global food security.

"University research, outreach and teaching have helped feed the world's growing population throughout the past century," Keenum said. "We have vital expertise to contribute to every aspect of the challenge and every step of the food chain - from the laboratory to the farm, to the market and to the table."
At U.N., global leaders commit to act on AMR

World leaders signaled Sept. 21 an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) happens when bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi develop resistance against medicines that were previously able to cure them.

For the first time, heads of state committed to taking a broad, coordinated approach to address the root causes of AMR across multiple sectors, especially human health, animal health and agriculture. This is only the fourth time a health issue has been taken up by the U.N. General Assembly (the others were HIV, non-communicable diseases and Ebola).

The high-level meeting was convened by the president of the 71st session of the U.N. General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, who said AMR "threatens the achievement of the 'Sustainable Development Goals' and requires a global response. Member states have today agreed upon a strong political declaration that provides a good basis for the international community to move forward. No one country, sector or organization can address this issue alone."
Global animal protein community to map path on antibiotics

More than 250 global food and health leaders representing the public and private sector gathered in Washington, D.C., Sept. 21 and 22 at the One Health Summit, and declared priorities to help combat antimicrobial resistance as part of efforts to produce a sustainable food supply.

The summit was the next step in an initiative begun last June when leaders from across human and animal health gathered at the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship to examine approaches to improve antibiotic stewardship and protect long-term effectiveness of antibiotics.

The invitation-only One Health Summit brought together leaders from the World Health Organization, the World Organization for Animal Health, World Wildlife Fund, the Gates Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts, as well as food company leaders and livestock producers. All six major species groups were represented, and when combined, attendees account for nearly 60% of global protein production.
Organic sales up 13% from 2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the results of the 2015 "Certified Organic Survey," which show that 12,818 certified organic farms in the U.S. sold a total of $6.2 billion in organic products in 2015, up 13% from $5.5 billion in 2014. California and Wisconsin had the largest number of certified organic farms, with 2,637 and 1,205, respectively.

When the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) examined the numbers, the group noted that the number of certified organic farms in 2015 totaled 12,818, down from the 14,093 reported in the 2014 survey. However, it must be noted, that while this survey is mandatory, discrepancies can exist between the survey and other sources, such as AMS's organic integrity database. The Organic Integrity Database is currently showing 15,904 certified organic operations in the United States raising crops or livestock, and gathering wild crops.

ADSA News and Happenings
ADSA/EAAP Student Travel Award - Sabine Mann

The best part of winning the 2015 ADSA PhD competition was that Novus and ADSA gave me the chance to travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland, to attend the 2016 Annual EAAP meeting. I was honored to be given the opportunity to present my research on dry period nutritional strategies and the effects on peripartum metabolism. I enjoyed all the scientific sessions and poster presentations during the conference, and had great interactions with my European colleagues and fellow graduate. The meeting was organized so that the participants would be able to enjoy the science, but also the agricultural highlights and history of Northern Ireland, for example during a tour to local dairy and beef farms, the Devenish Atlantic Heritage tour, and to visit the exhibition at the Titanic Museum followed by a very special dinner.

Novus International also invited me to visit their laboratory facilities in Reus, Spain, as well as the nearby research facility Mas de Bover of IRTA in Tarragona. At IRTA�s facility, I had the opportunity to learn more about the ongoing research on nutritional strategies and additives in monogastric species as well as about the structure of the program and the new feed mill. A visit to the Novus laboratory in Reus and presentation of my research to the Novus team completed my visit. Before my return to the US I had the pleasure to enjoy some of Barcelona�s greatest sights.

I would like to sincerely thank Novus International, ADSA and EAAP for making this exchange of graduate students possible through the PhD competition. It is a great way of fostering collaborations and mutual understanding across the North American and European scientific community and I hope that many more students will be able to benefit from this program!
Congress Eyeing Continuing Resolution

On September 22, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a continuing resolution that would keep the government funded once the fiscal year ends on September 30.  The legislation would continue funding federal programs, including research funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, at fiscal year 2016 levels through December 9, 2016.  However, in order to meet discretionary spending caps, a 0.5 percent reduction across the board would be applied.  The "clean" continuing resolution does not include controversial policy riders, but has been criticized by Democrats because the bill does not include funding to address water issues in Flint, Michigan.  A vote on the bill is expected on Tuesday, September 27th.  House Speaker Paul Ryan has indicated that he expects the House to quickly take up and approve the continuing resolution once the Senate has completed its action. 
(Source: Lowell Randal - FASS Science Policy Director) 
Big Data Dairy Management - Register Now
November 1-4, 2016
Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center in Oak Brook, Illinois
Hosted by the American Dairy Science Association�
Make plans now to register for upcoming ADSA Discover Conference, Big Data Dairy Management. Much has changed in terms of dairy herd analysis since the 2009 Discover Conference on Dairy Herd Analytics. This Discover Conference will explore what's been done by industry and academic players working within this area, and discuss overall strategies and opportunities. Conference speakers will address "big data" from several perspectives and experiences.
Space is limited. Register today!
For organizations interested in being a part of this conference and receive recognition (e.g., DISCOVER web site, Table Top displays, conference notebooks, etc.,), sponsorship opportunities still exist. Click here for more details.
Early Registration Deadline: October 1, 2016
Note: registration is limited to the first 150 registrants.
Registration fees increase by $100 after October 1.
To view complete conference information or to register:
For additional program details:
Molly Kelley, ADSA Discover Conferences, 
[email protected]
Dr. Larry Miller, ADSA Discover Conferences, [email protected]
Dr. Jeffrey Bewley, University of Kentucky, Co-Chair [email protected]
Dr. Christina Petersson-Wolfe, Virginia Tech, Co-Chair, [email protected]
ARPAS has assigned 16 ARPAS CEU's for ARPAS members participating in the 31st Discover Conference
Click here to view the Conference Program

Visit ADSA at Expo
The American Dairy Science Association will be back at World Dairy Expo in our regular location (AL178) in the lower level of the Coliseum. If you are at Expo, stop by to say "Hello", check out S-PAC, JDS and get the latest information on the Discover Conferences as well as the 2017 ADSA Annual Meeting.

Sponsorship Opportunities for Large Dairy Herd Management (3rd edition, e-book)
 Nonprofit organizations, companies, and individuals are invited to take advantage of the opportunity to sponsor one or more of the remaining available sections of the Large Dairy Herd Management (LDHM) e-book currently in development. Sponsors will receive recognition for a three-year period as the e-book is used throughout the dairy industry worldwide. The ADSA Foundation is publishing this extensively revised and updated edition of the book in early 2017.
 The third edition (98 chapters) will be available in e-book format (designed to allow for convenient updating) with completely new content. It will be sold at ADSA member, nonmember, and student rates and distributed directly by ADSA. 
Anticipated users of the e-book include dairy management professionals, progressive producers, extension educators, consultants, upper-level university students studying dairy science and management, and allied industry representatives. The book is written in a practical application style but reflects the scientific rigor of the Journal of Dairy Science�.
As an e-book sponsor, you will receive international recognition for supporting the delivery of up-to-date, peer-reviewed dairy management information to the global dairy industry. Initial e-book section sponsors will have right of first refusal to renew after the initial three-year period of recognition. For information on sponsorship and the worldwide recognition it will bring, please contact Larry Miller at [email protected]
Michael Socha, PhD, PAS, DPL ACAN
ADSA Foundation Chair
For our International Readers- Have you considered e-Membership?
ADSA e-Membership is available 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 meetings, or cost-justify full membership in ADSA due to a different area of specialization. At a 50% discount from ADSA professional membership dues, an ADSA e-Member receives:
  • Electronic access to the Journal of Dairy Science�, (and a paper copy, if desired, for an additional fee);
  • Access to a treasure trove of Joint Annual Meeting symposia (synchronized recordings from 2003-2015, with more added each year);
  • Access to searchable Joint Annual Meeting abstracts for 1998-2015, with more added each year, plus ADSA annual meeting abstracts from 1935-1997, as well as ADSA divisional meeting abstracts;
  • The opportunity to subscribe to S-PAC� (Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences) at the ADSA member rate. The ADSA e-Membership rate is USD 55 and runs for 365 days from date of sign-up. (See more about S-PAC below.)
Learn more about e-membership and other types of ADSA membership at: http://www.adsa.org/Membership/MembershipTypes.aspx 
S-PAC (Searchable Proceedings of Animal Conferences), is the most comprehensive animal production and management conference proceedings 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. As of August 2016, 59 conferences have contributed 560 sets of proceedings, with new conferences and proceedings added every month. The value of S-PAC increases every time a conference and a set of proceedings is added. If one can't attend the multitude of conferences that S-PAC covers, S-PAC is the next best thing! http://spac.adsa.org/
Would you like to help the animal and dairy science community and attend the 2017 ADSA Annual Meeting for free?
Referrals are the most tried-and-true way businesses grow, and the same is true for FASS. Do you know a colleague working with an animal science group that is in need of high-quality, cost-effective support services? Help them out by referring them to Jamie Ritter, FASS Executive Director at [email protected] .
Help them benefit from the shared resource concept and the 264 years of collective experience the FASS staff have in working with non-profit animal science organizations. If your referral becomes a FASS customer prior to June 1, 2017, ADSA will comp your registration to the 2017 ADSA Annual Meeting that will be held June 25 to 28, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA.  It's win-win-win. For more information about services offered by FASS, click here.
Are You Part of ADSA� on Linked In
Our ADSA Linked In group continues to grow. We now include 1,568 members from around the world, are you one of them? It's a great place to get information and network with other dairy professionals from around the world.  Check it out here.

Integrating Dairy Science Globally

Make your plans now to attend the most comprehensive dairy science meeting in the world, the 2017 ADSA Annual Meeting. 

Included are invited symposia and special pre- and post-conference events. 

Visit the meeting website http://www.adsa.org/2017/ regularly for the latest information on the meeting.

See you in Pittsburg - The place where the dairy world meets in 2017.

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.
Calendar of Events
Sept 27-28, 2016    American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI) Dairy Ingredient Seminar, Fess Parker Doubletree, Santa Barbara, CA for more information visit www.adpi.org
Sept 27-29, 2016    2016 International Symposium on Milk Genomics and Human Health, UC Davis Conference Center, Davis, CA  For more information click here
Oct 3-7, 2016          Cheese Tech Short Course, Babcock, Hall Room 205, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI, For more information click here
Oct 4 - 6, 2016     Introduction to Dairy Processing and Management, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. For more information and registration, click here.
Oct 4-6, 2016          Preventive Controls for Human Food - Individual training, Cornell Dairy Foods Extension, NYS Dept. of Ag & Markets Office, Albany NY , For more information click here
Oct 4-8, 2016          50th World Dairy Expo, Madison, WI. For more information click here
Oct 11-13, 2016      Preventive Controls for Human Foods Workshop, Penn State Department of Food Science, University Park, For more information click here
Oct 11-12, 2016      Dairy Ingredient Manufacturing, Babcock Hall, Room 205, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI, For more information click here
Oct 11-13, 2016      High Temperature Short Time (HTST) Pasteurizer Workshop, Cornell University, For more information contact Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
Oct 13-19, 2016      120th IUSAHA- AAVLD Annual Meeting, Greensboro Sheraton Hotel, Greensboro, NC, For more information click here.
Oct 18-20, 2016      78th Annual Cornell Nutrition Conference for Feed Manufacturers, Doubletree Hotel Syracuse, East Syracuse, NY, For more information and registration click here
Oct 19-20, 2016      Advanced Cheese Making, Cornell University, For more information contact Rob Ralyea Ph: 607-255-7643 or Louise Felker Ph:  607-255-7098
Oct 19 - 20, 2016    HTST Maintenance Workshop, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. For more information and registration, click here.
Oct 25-26, 2016      Vat Pasteurization/Basic Cheese Making Workshop, On-line and Cornell University, For more information contact Rob Ralyea Ph: 607-255-7643 or Louise Felker Ph:  607-255-7098
Oct 25 - 26, 2016    Advanced Clean In Place (CIP), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. For more information and registration, click here.
Oct 25 - 26, 2016    American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI) Technical Symposium, The Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI for more information visit www.adpi.org
Oct 25-27, 2016      Pasteurizer Operators Workshop, Penn State University, Food Science Building, Curtain and Bigler Roads, University Park, PA  16802, For detail on the workshop and a registration information click here.
Oct 25-30, 2016      American Dairy Goat Association Convention, Hilton Austin Airport Hotel, Austin, Texas. For more information contact ADGA, PO Box 865, Spindale, NC 28160, 828-286-3801 www.ADGA.org.
Oct 27, 2016    American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI) Lactose Seminar, The Concourse Hotel, Madison, WI for more information visit www.adpi.org
Nov 1-4, 2016    31st ADSA Discover Conference: Big Data Dairy Management,  Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center, Oak Brook, IL, For more information click here
Nov 2-4, 2016         Cheese Grading Short Course, Babcock Hall, Room 205, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI, For more information click here
Nov 2-4, 2016    Dairy Risk Management Seminar, Chicago, IL for more information visit www.adpi.org
Nov 2-5, 2016       SAVE COWS Symposium: Promote Foot Health - The Solution to Animal Welfare, Madison, Wis. For more information and to register, click here.

Nov 7-10, 2016       The Science and Art of Cheese Making short course, Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building, Penn State University, University Park, PA, for more information and registration
click here
Nov 9-10, 2016       Pennsylvania Dairy Cattle Nutrition Workshop*, For more information click here
Nov 10-11, 2016     2016 DCRC Annual Meeting, Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, Columbus, Ohio, For registration and more information click here
Nov 14-16, 2016    Symposium on Gut Health in Production of Food Animals*, St. Louis, MO, For more information and registration click here
Nov 30-Dec 2, 2016       Ice Cream Makers Short Course, Babcock Hall, Room 205, 1605 Linden Dr., Madison WI, For more information click here
Dec 4, 2016    The 4th Annual Meeting of the Multistate Research Project, NE1201 - "Mycobacterial Diseases of Animals (MDA), Chicago Marriott Downtown - 540 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL (in conjunction with the CRWAD conference, http://crwad.org/ ), for more information contact Robab Katani at ([email protected]) or Ken Olson ([email protected])
Dec 6-7, 2016   Food Safety Plans for Artisan and Farmstead Processors, Online & Hands-On Location TBD, For more information contact Kimberly Bukowski Ph: 607-243-3313 or  Louise Felker Ph: 607-255-7098
Jan18-19, 2017      Pacific Northwest Animal Nutrition Conference*, Red Lion Hotel-Richland, Richland, WA, For registration and more information click here
Feb 21, 2017    Vermont Dairy Producer's Conference*, Sheraton-Burlington Conference Center, Burlington, VT, For registration and more information click here
Feb 21-23, 2017     Preventive Controls for Human Foods Workshop, Penn State Department of Food Science, University Park, For more information click here
Feb 28 - Mar 2, 2017    Western Dairy Management Conference*, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Reno, NV, For more information and registration click here
Mar 7 - 10, 2017     35th Western Canadian Dairy Seminar*, Sheraton Red Deer, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, For more information and registration click here
Apr 17 - 19, 2017    Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference, Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, IN, For more information and registration click here
Apr 23 - 25, 2017   ADPI/ABI Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, For more information visit www.adpi.org
May 10 - 11, 2017   California Animal Nutrition Conference (CANC)*,  For more information click here
May 30-June 1, 2017   32nd ADSA Discover Conference - Replacement Dairy Heifers: Weaning through Lactation, Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itasca, IL. For more information, click here.

June 25-28, 2017 2017 ADSA Annual Conference and Tradeshow, Pittsburgh, PA.  For more information
click here
Sept 17 - 20, 2017 International Whey Conference, Chicago, IL, For more information visit www.internationalwheyconference.org
Oct 24 - 26, 2017   Global Cheese Technology Forum, Peppermill Resort, Reno, NV, for more information visit www.globalcheesetechnologyforum.org

June 24-27, 2018   ADSA Annual Conference and Tradeshow, Knoxville, TN. For more information, click here.

Sept. 3-6, 2019   ISRP 2019 - International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology, Kongresshalle am Zoo Leipzig, Germany. For more information, click here.

*An S-PAC Partner Conference
If your organization's conference isn't among the ever growing list that contribute proceedings and presentations to S-PAC�, ask your conference organizer to contact Ken Olson for more information about the benefits of participation.
If you would like to have an event included in the "Dates to Note," please contact Ken Olson.

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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