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August 25, 2000

UW-RF Represented Well on the National Stage

By Rachel Weddig
UW-RF News Bureau

Six undergraduate students and four faculty members from UW-River Falls recently attended joint meetings in Baltimore, Md., for two of the largest professional organizations serving the animal sciences‹the American Dairy Science Association and the American Society of Animal Science.

The activities included recognition for a student and a faculty member for their leadership roles as well as for a research presentation.

The student participants were: Jennifer Endres, a senior animal science major from Waunakee, Wis.; Aimee Finley, a freshman agricultural education major from Saint Charles, Minn.; Lynnae Howe, a junior agricultural major from Ridgeland, Wis.; Mariah Telfer, a senior animal science major from Fort Atkinson, Wis.; Roy Wislon, a sophomore animal science major from Shawano, Wis.; and Jeannie Winkelman, a sophomore animal science major from Watertown, Wis.

The four UW-RF animal science professors who attended were Perry Clark, Dennis Cooper, Larry Kasten and Steve Kelm.

The ADSA and the ASAS held joint meetings during the week of July 24. The UW-RF College of Agriculture, Food and Animal Sciences was well represented in meetings of the parent chapters of these societies as well as the program functions of the ADSA-Student Affiliate Division.

Clark presented results of a feeding trial completed at the UW-RF dairy farm. His program was titled, "Effect of feeding corn hybrid selected for leafiness as silage or grain to lactating dairy cattle."

Cooper and Kelm participated in the SAD programs as well as the meetings of parent societies. Cooper is currently the first-year adviser for the Midwest Regional ADSA-SAD and Kelm recently completed the first year of a three-year term as faculty adviser to the national student affiliate organization.

During the meetings Kelm received the national Outstanding Adviser Award from ADSA-SAD and was recognized for the leadership provided to the UW-RF dairy club.

Kasten was an invited speaker in a symposium addressing equine program needs within an animal science department. His presentation was titled, "Developing a horse program to meet the needs of industry."

Telfer served as president of the national ADSA-SAD in 1999-2000 and presided over SAD functions during the week. She also delivered a presentation in the undergraduate paper contest that was well received and received first place for her paper in the dairy production category.

Students from UW-RF will continue to serve on the national officer team, with Winkelman selected secretary and treasurer of the student division for 2000-2001.

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