Cream of the Crop
Four UNH dairy science students and Prof. Pete Erickson recently attended the 2019 American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) annual meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. The meeting attracted more than 100 students and their advisors along with more than 1800 professionals and guests from the US, Mexico, Canada, and beyond.
The UNH students, Jeanne Marie Cassidy, Jessie Sexton, Hannah Majewski and Natalie Roth, placed 3rd overall out of 8 teams in the ADSA Quiz Bowl. Pete Erickson, professor in the department of Agiculture, Nutrition and Food Systems and an Extension dairy specialist, was named the 2019 ADSA Student Affiliate Division Outstanding Advisor.
During the annual meeting students participated in professional development, educational and networking events along with multiple competitions including dairy quiz bowl and paper and poster competitions. They also had the opportunity to attend symposia, oral sessions and poster sessions presented by professional members of the organizations.
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 800 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.