This is the beginning of the end for the joint annual meeting (JAM) held between the American Dairy Science Association and American Society of Animal Sciences, the two heavyweights in their respective fields of dairy science and general animal science.
However, the end of the JAM is near, as the two organizations will go their separate ways beginning in 2017. More on that situation in a later article.
For the 2015 edition of JAM, a record 3,320 registered scientists flocked to Orlando, Fla., to hear the latest science in their fields. Monday and Tuesday are typically the heaviest sessions. But with INTERBULL pre-sessions beginning last week, more sessions Wednesday and Thursday, and some participants taking in post-sessions, several participants will be here for over a week.
This year, registrants represent 375 universities, 412 companies, 76 government agencies, 56 associations and 12 other organizations. These people come from all 51 U.S. states and territories in addition to 58 countries worldwide, from Argentina to Uganda. While nearly 2,200 live in the U.S., another 210 are from Asia and 259 from Central and South America.
Tonight, ADSA’s award winners will be recognized as follows:
2015 ADSA Fellows
Alltech Inc. Graduate Student Paper Publication Award
American Feed Industry Association Award
Cargill Animal Nutrition Young Scientist Award
DeLaval Dairy Extension Award
Elanco Award for Excellence in Dairy Science
Hoard’s Dairyman Youth Development Award
International Dairy Foods Association Research Award in Dairy Foods Processing
J. L. Lush Award in Animal Breeding
Purina Animal Nutrition Teaching Award in Dairy Production
International Dairy Foods Association Teaching Award in Dairy Science
National Milk Producers Federation Richard M. Hoyt Award
Nutrition Professionals Inc. Applied Dairy Nutrition Award
Zoetis Physiology Award
DuPont Pioneer Forage Award
West Agro Inc. Award
Genevieve Christen Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award
ADSA Foundation Scholar Award in Dairy Foods
ADSA Foundation Scholar Award in Production
JDS Most-Cited Awards: Dairy Foods
JDS Most-Cited Awards: Physiology and Management
Sarne de Vliegher
JDS Most-Cited Awards: Nutrition, Feeding, and Calves
JDS Most-Cited Awards: Genetics and Breeding
ADSA Award of Honor
ADSA Distinguished Service Award