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UW-RF Dairy Students Attend Annual Conference

AUG. 18, 2006--SAVOY, IL--Dairy science students from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls recently attended the American Dairy Science Association and American Society of Animal Science annual meetings in Minneapolis July 8-11. The meetings attracted nearly 120 students in addition to some 3,000 professionals from the United States, Mexico, Canada and elsewhere. The students joined the parent organization in the celebration of ADSA's 100th anniversary.

During the meetings, the students participated in a dairy quiz bowl among dairy clubs, business meetings, various competitions including the Undergraduate Paper Competitions, and a "Leaders in Training" career symposium where students participated in a job fair in the exhibit hall. In addition, an awards luncheon included ADSA pioneers who visited with the students about important events in the history of the organization and the industry. Students also attended symposia, oral sessions and poster sessions presented by professional members of the organizations.  

Elections were also held for officer positions within the organization.  Leah Johnson a UW-RF junior majoring in agricultural education from La Crescent, Minn., was elected 3rd vice president.  Steve Kelm, UW-RF professor of animal science, will serve in his second year advisor to the group.

The students attended the meetings as members of the American Dairy Science Association Student Affiliate Division (ADSA-SAD). The ADSA-SAD is a division of the parent organization that works to develop leadership and promote scholarship among students interested in the dairy industry, and to encourage students toward careers in dairy science. There are more than 400 undergraduate student members in ADSA.

ADSA was established in 1906 as a scientific and educational association to serve the dairy and dairy-related industries. It facilitates the discovery, application and dissemination of dairy science knowledge and information.


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