The annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) and the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) – a.k.a. JAM – is coming up July 15-19 in Phoenix, Arizona. JAM provides a great opportunity to network with dairy research, extension and industry leaders from around the world. Oral and poster presentations, a wide range of symposia and trade show displays provide a great opportunity to learn about cutting edge research that will be moving to the field in the near future, as well as work to address current issues facing the dairy industry and animal agriculture.

The opening session features a conversation with world renowned animal welfare expert Dr. Temple Grandin followed by the opening reception.

More than 2,100 presentations will be made during the meeting, covering a wide range of subject matter. Here is a brief sampling of symposia topics for the meeting:

Monday, July 16
ADSA Southern Section Symposium: Meeting the nutrient requirements of dairy cattle during heat stress

Tuesday, July 17
ADSA Multidisciplinary International Leadership Keynote (MILK) Symposium: The role of dairy in global food security
ARPAS Symposium: Feed efficiency: Opportunities for improvement, economics, and integration with environmental sustainability


Wednesday, July 18
Bioethics: Bioethical topics in education: New challenges and opportunities

Thursday, July 19
Ruminant Nutrition: Update on nutrient requirements for ruminants

Social events of note include the ADSA Ice Cream Social on Tuesday evening and the Global Networking Reception on Wednesday.

You are encouraged to stay for the full meeting, but if your time is limited one-day options are available. Check out the meeting website for additional information and online registration.

For more information, email Dr. Ken Olson, ADSA Special Projects. PD

—From ADSA news release