Presidential Address

Presidential Address

Presidential Address N.A.JORGENSEN University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison 53706 President Cazier, Dr. Rasmussen, Dr. Neuenswander, Dr. Brown, Dr. La...

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Presidential Address N.A.JORGENSEN University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison 53706

President Cazier, Dr. Rasmussen, Dr. Neuenswander, Dr. Brown, Dr. Lamb, other distinguished members on the platform, and members and friends of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), on behalf of our Association, I express our sincere appreciation to you and to the committees for inviting us to hold our 86th Annual Meeting on the campus of Utah State University. This is the third time Utah State University has served as the host institution for our annual meeting. The first was in 1960, the second in 1979, and now in 1991. At this rate, we should be back in 1998 or 1999. It's apparent we enjoy the hospitality, the university, and its traditions. We do thank all of you, particularly the spouses and the families involved in the planning, for the hard work, the time, and the efforts to make us feel at home.. Would all faculty members, spouses, staff, families, and students of the host institution who have been involved or will be involved over the next few days please stand to be recognized. Thank you. I'm filled with pride, yet I feel very humble this evening: filled with pride for having the opportunity to have served as your President this past year and filled with humility because tonight I had the opportunity to attend the Past Presidents' Dinner. As you recognize this group, you may understand the humility; these leaders had the foresight, dedication, and vision to establish and to develop the Association. Would ,all Past Presidents who are here tonight please stand and be recognized. Thank you. Reorganization of the Board will occur Thursday morning. Stanley E. Gilliland will serve as President next year. I know you will give Stan the same great support given previous presidents. Congratulations to our new officers and directors. I am very pleased to introduce 1991 J Dairy Sci 74:4427-4432

Jimmy Clark, University of Illinois, from the Production Division, as your selection for Vice President. You have elected to serve as Directors for a 3-year term David E. Smith, University of Minnesota, from the Dairy Food Division, and Jerry W. Young, Iowa State University, from the Production Division. To the other nominees, the Board expresses appreciation for you participation in the elections. The Association is in good hands; you have elected strong leadership, and they are supported by your participation on committees and on boards. Again, congratulations to all. I would like to have you recognize the ADSA staff. Our family is growing, and, if you have not yet been to the ADSA Headquarters lately, you would not believe the activity in this small facility. Would Carl Johnson, Cheryl Nimz, Brenda Carlson, Mary Jane Geiger, and Molly Kelley please stand Under the leadership of Carl Johnson, Executive Director, and the support of this staff plus many others at the officer-27 in total-operations are smooth, efficient, and of the highest quality. Thank you for your support. Many achievements, happenings, and actions of your Board of Directors and Executive Committee occurred during the 1990-1991 year. The Executive Committee met in October 1990 and April 1991, and the Board held a teleconference in January 1991 and met Saturday. The officers and Board represent you, and, thus, they need to hear from you so their vote reflects the wishes of the membership. How can we increase communications with the membership? How can we increase your involvement? Your input is valued and is important to the future of ADSA. The 1990 audit lists all ADSA assets and liabilities and shows that ADSA is in good [mancial shape. The new supplemental information provided for the Board's review of the financial status of ADSA breaks down each project into much greater detail than before. This provides the Board with the opportunity for a real evaluation of our expenses and in-

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come for each program area for the year. As real question· is, what do you want ADSA to stated, 1990 was profitable year for ADSA, and be? Currently, ADSA has three major activities: 1) a journal, and I'll add an excellent journal, a our financial picture is strong. In the Management Services Department, vehicle for transfer of technology by members the ffiM 3600 mainframe-approved for pur- and nonmembers who use the journal; 2) an chase at the June 1990 Board Meeting-has annual meeting, a vehicle for exchange of inbeen installed, and all the files were converted formation with personal contact; and 3) a manby early September 1990. Addition of the new agement services program. It has been said that mainframe has increased our data base capaci- "the only constant is change." What is different ty. The new Membership Directory and Hand- now is the speed at which change overtakes us. book you received in June 1991 is a product of Rapid change challenges tradition. We find we the new hardware and software purchased by must do more than simply adapt to the changes ADSA. If provided by members, you can find happening all around us. To achieve the future the phone, fax, and E-mail numbers listed in we hope for, we must influence the course of the directory. These numbers and addresses of the change. The Business Development Comindividuals are of great value to the officers, mittee's 5-year plan will recommend "change Board members, and Committee chairs when drivers" that will impact the shape of our .o:rtrying to contact ADSA members for participa- ganization. I return the question: what do you tion in ADSA affairs. We greatly appreciate want for ADSA? The committee has been your attention to providing such information brainstorming for new ideas. Suggestions that they have made include recruiting additional each time the directory is updated. A key action of the Management Services societies to manage, offering additional serPolicy Committee during 1990-1991 was vices, offering a seminar or conference manchanging the structure for management fees. agement service, expanding publication serWith the previous fee structure, societies pay- vices, and others. Growth will require ing for typesetting and journal composition additional space, equipment, and personnel. were underwriting some of the cost of those To provide guidance, the Executive Comsocieties using only membership services. mittee went on record to recommend that 1) the Again, because of the accounting system in- ADSA headquarters remain in the Champaignitiated 2 years ago, reassignment of fees based Urbana area and 2) Executive Director Carl on the actual cost of the services for each Johnson continue to look for a larger facility society was possible. This adjustment increased for the ADSA Headquarters. management services cost and reduced the per The Executive Committee approved hiring a page cost of typesetting. The increase in man- half-time marketing specialist on a I-year trial agement services charges for societies not using baSIS with the review of the position after that ADSA's composition services will become ef- time. Molly Kelley has been hired and is shared fective 1992. The last time ADSA increased on a 50-50 basis with the American Society of management services fees was in 1989. Also, Animal Science. There she is working in a an increase of $1.00 per member will become similar role. We have asked Molly to see if a effective January 1992. These charges were market exists for Journal of Dairy Science adacceptable to the members of the Management vertising, for increase of Sustaining Members, Services Policy Committee. The Committee has for use of exhibit promotions, for membership agreed to meet in April 1992. We will hold development, and fot solicitation of funds for teleconference calls as needed. We have re- the ADSA Foundation. The first priority was to quested that the Management Services Policy increase Sustaining Members for 1991. A 40% Committee be represented by each society's increase in revenue from Sustaining Members president, when special seminars are presented has been achieved for this year (an increase of in a specific function area, by the individual in $5500). This is the first year for exhibits at our charge of that area within each society. annual meeting. There are 16 exhibitors. We The Business Development Committee con- encourage you to visit the exhibit area and let tinues to work on a 5-year plan. The plan will your Board of Directors know how you felt present ideas on how ADSA can grow and about the exhibits at the annual meeting. what that growth will require of ADSA. The Remember the $20 off membership campaign? j

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It did not work as well as hoped. How many of you recruited one new member and received $20 off on your next annual membership fee? How many? Not many. Why? This year the nonmember registration fee is designed so that nonmember registration fees could automatically entitle those paying them to become members. This is on a trial basis. Molly will also be helping with the AnSA Foundation solicitation of funds. Best wishes to you, Molly, in these endeavors. As stated, publication of the journal is a major activity of ADSA. Charles White, Chair of the Journal Management Committee; members of the Journal Management Committee; Cheryl Nimz, Supervisor of the Editorial Department; Editor; and Associate Editors have a major responsibility, and they do a quality job. In the typesetting department, use of cottage industry for typesetting and proofreading continues. The proofreading of typeset manuscripts has greatly decreased author corrections and alterations. The Editorial Department has hired a second technical editor for the Journal of Dairy Science and a second technical editor for the Journal of Animal Science. Two technical editors have been hired for the Journal of Nutrition. The Poultry Science Association has one technical editor. In addition to these activities, Cheryl Nimz supervises three to five free-lance technical editors. The goal to have the members receive the Journal of Dairy Science during the month of issue has been met. In fact, the September issue should be ready prior to September 1. The Journal Management Committee updated the instructions for authors. The Committee approved the use of an abbreviation key in addition to definingthe first use of the abbreviations in boldface type in each article in the Journal of Dairy Science beginning with the March 1991 issue. We would like to achieve publication of as many of the symposia presentations in the Journal ofDairy Science, in a uniform manner, as soon after the meetings as possible. We feel this will make the papers more meaningful and will provide those who attended the meeting with a more detailed document of the presenters' efforts. The Journal Management Committee was asked to consider a policy to ensure that manuscrip(S are submitted at the time of presentation. Their recommendation will be addressed by the Board on Thursday

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morning. The Journal Management Committee also presented the production schedule for the Journal of Dairy Science, and I am happy to report that the production schedule was met with the July 1991 issue. To bring an update on the Federation of the American Societies of Food Animal Science (FASFAS), the Board invited Jack Van Hom, Past President; C. Brent Theurer, President; and Angie Siemens, 1990-1991 FASFAS Congressional Fellow, to attend the ADSA Annual Meeting and to report to the Board and to the Divisions. Communication between FASFAS and ADSA members is very important to our understanding of FASFAS activities. I hope you read the column in the newsletter from our FASFAS representatives. Issues you need to be aware of include the following. 1) There will be no increase in FASFAS membership dues for 1992. The dues will remain at $4.00 per individual professional full dues-paying member. 2) Sponsorship of the Congressional Science Fellow has been a tremendous success. I hope you have met Angie Siemens, our first Congressional Fellow. Angie Siemens has served as an aide to Congressman G~derson from Wisconsin and, thus, has had first-hand input to a congressional committee with responsibilities to animal agriculture. All reports are positive. Congratulations and thank you, Angie, for a job well done. Patrick Donnelly will be the new Congressional Fellow for FASFAS for the coming year. 3) Development of Fair '95 is under way. The ADSA Executive Committee approved the FASFAS request to organize a committee to review and update food animal research priorities. Roger Natzke is Chair of the overall committee. Talk to Roger about this program. The overall committee objective is to develop a set of research priorities for animal agriculture that can impact appropriations for research beneficial to the animal iIidustry and society. This is important, and our voice, our unified voice, needs to be heard in Washington, DC and by our friends. 4) Rapid response teams have been developed so that we can provide information quickly on issues of concern to the public, to our state and the national legislative bodies, and to our membership. These are good programs and deserve our support. We applaud the Student Affiliate Division (SAD), their leaders, and current President, Journal of Dairy Science Vol. 74, No. 12, 1991

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Mike· Haldiman, for the enthusiastic role they playas part of our Association. We approved the membership application from Middle Tennessee State University, with 25 active student members, to become an SAD Chapter. The Board extends its appreciation to the advisors of the SAD for the leadership they provide to this important group of young people. This group of young people represents our future. Please take time to review their activities. Would all students, SAD members, their faculty advisors, and all dairy club advisors please stand and be recognized. Thank you for being such an important part of ADSA. I appreciate the opportunity to attend each of the aunual meetings of our Association's Branches. I first attended the Northeast Branch Meeting under the guidance of President Gary Anderson; ·,next I attended the Southern Branch Meeting under the direction of President Carl Polan; and then I had the opportunity to attend the first meeting of the Midwest Branch, ADSA, chaired by President Jeffrey Keown. At the first meeting of the Midwest Branch, in association with the Midwest Section of the American Society of Animal Science, nearly 900 people were in attendance. Congratulations to Jeff, other officers, and all those in the Midwest Branch of ADSA who attended and participated in that first meeting. We hope the program format, the listing of symposia and section with presentation titles, and publication of the abstracts for this meeting meet your needs. Please note the advertisements in this publication, a listing of the 1991 ADSA exhibitors, and the general information provided. Our special thanks to L. D. Satter, Wisconsin, Chairperson of the General Program Committee; Dairy Foods Division Chair, Doug Willrett, Wisconsin; Production Division Chair, Carl Coppock, Texas; SAD President, Milk Haldiman, Wisconsin; and the Program Committee members for developing the outstanding scientific sessions that you will have the privilege of attending this week. If you have concerns or suggestions that could help improve this publication for our membership, please let anyone of the Board members know. I would like to highlight a few events at this year's aunual meeting. First is the informal reception to be held following the Opening Session from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and, second, on Tuesday the International Reception at 4:30 p.m. Journal of Dairy Science Vol. 74, No. 12, 1991

This is a renewed effort by the International Relations Committee to bring recognition to our international guests, who play such an important role in this meeting. We hope you will take part. At 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday the Western Chuck Wagon Dinner will be held, and at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday is the Tabernacle Choir Concert. Please note these in your program. I would also bring to your attention the ADSA Business Meeting scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Thursday. Next year our aunual meeting will be held June 21-24 on the campus of The Ohio State University. David Zartman, Chair, of the Host Institution Committee, has promised us another superb meeting. The 1993 Annual Meeting will be held June 13-16 on the campus of Maryland University, College Park. In 1994, the University of Minnesota will host a joint meeting between ADSA and the American Society of Animal Science, to be held July 11-15 in the Convention Center in Minneapolis. The 1995 meeting will be held June 25-28 at Cornell University. The 1996 meeting will be held at Oregon State University, June 16-19, and we will meet at the University of Guelph in 1997. The date of the meeting is yet to be set. The Board at its meeting on Saturday discussed the request from FASFAS to hold a joint meeting of the four member societies in 1998. Remember, at the 1990 Business Meeting, you approved a structural change in the ADSA Resolutions Committee. This structural change was the result of action initiated by the Dairy Foods Division and approved by the Production Division. The divisions endorsed that recommendation from the Board that the Resolutions Committee members from each division constitute the ADSA Resolutions Committee. Three members were appointed from each division, and initially these members will have a 1-,2-, or 3-year appointment. Newly appointed members will served a 3-year term thereafter with one member appointed from each division each year. The chair will rotate between divisions. This year's Chair, R. K. Thunell, will present the resolutions at the Business Meeting. The Internal Affairs Committee, chaired by Vice President, Stanley Gilliland, has had a busy year. The ADSA Constitution and Bylaws were revised to remove sexist language, and that revised document has been published in the June 1991 Membership Directory and Handbook. The Internal Affairs Committee recom-

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mended that an ad hoc committee be given the task of reviewing the Constitution and Bylaws for other possible revisions. The committee has asked all ADSA committee chairs and representatives to verify their committees' functions and objectives as listed in the directory and to update those as needed. Nearly all chairs responded, and many good suggestions have been provided. This information will be given to the ad hoc committee appointed to review the constitution and update the statement of each committee's purpose and functions. The ADSA Foundation Board of Trustees, chaired by Past President, Robert Sellars, has had a productive year. Borden, Inc. paid the balance of a very generous pledge to the ADSA Foundation. Our appreciation to Tom Holzinger and Borden, Inc. for the initial gift to help initiate the ADSA Foundation. The Trustees had a conference calion April 5 to discuss several issues, such as identifying key people to contact for soliciting contributions and possibly using the ambassador program for the solicitation. Bob Sellars provided the Board with an update on the ADSA Foundation Board of Trustee actions. Another project of the Board was initiated 2 years ago by current ADSA Historian, Tim Blosser, and immediate Past Historian, Walt Dunkley. Many of you had the opportunity to see a video tape of an oral history of the Association at last year's meeting. Again, this year, please take time to review the work our two historians put together. They have provided us with tapes that could be utilized for recruitment efforts, for educational purposes, and certainly the history to put in the archives of ADSA. Thank you, Tim Blosser and Walt Dunkley, for these significant contributions. Last year the Board accepted two new awards that will be presented at his year's Awards Program for the first time. Nutrition Professionals of Hortonville, Wisconsin will sponso~ an award for applied dairy nutrition. A plaque and $1500 will be presented at the Awards Program. The second award, the Pioneer Hybrid Forage Research Award, sponsored by Microbial Genetics, a division of Pioneer Hybrid International, Inc., West Des Moines, Iowa, will also present a plaque and $1500 to the award wiuner. The Awards Program, again, will be an outstanding event. We hope you will attend and recognize with us the

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recipients of the awards and the donors who make the award possible. We also encourage you, as you look to the future years, to nominate outstanding individuals for the awards. The strength of the Award Program is dependent on your participation through the nomination of outstanding candidates. Before I close, let me highlight a few issues that I feel are important to the future of ADSA. A more formal membership communication device needs to be considered. We need to increase the frequency of our communication with ADSA members. This might be in the form of more frequent newsletters. The newsletter could provide more information on current events and issues affecting the dairy industry. We need to devise a system by which members have the option of receiving a membership without the journal. Perhaps the members would just receive the Table of Contents and could get a printout of articles of interest by some electronic communication system or by sending a response card to the ADSA office. More alternatives for our members need to be provided, particularly for those members who have retired from active participation in research, instruction, and business. lnere may well be organizations that would like to know what is published in the journal without necessarily receiving the entire issue each month. We need to consider another membership survey that has more information on demographics and information for additional services that we should consider for our membership. Previously, I discussed change and what is it that we want our ADSA to be. We need to consider where our annual meetings will be held in the future. Do we continue to hold our annual meetings on university campuses and as a family event, or should we lean more toward a convention center? The Board needs to review this with the membership. Also, we need to ask the question: is a federation concept in our future? Does ADSA want to provide a management structure for a federation-style organization in which the four societies that now make up FASFAS and possibly others want to have affiliation? The real question: do we want to grow? Are we interested in change to meet the future, or do we want to remain the ADSA organization we have been in the past? In conclusion, this has been a good year for ADSA,and I have been extremely proud to Journal of Dairy Science Vol. 74, No. 12, 1991

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serve as your President. There have been a number of important events and happenings. To the officers, to the Board, ADSA members, friends, award contributors, and the staff in Champaign, I thank: each for your efforts, for your support, and for your many contributions during the year. A special thanks to my secre-

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tary for all her patience and help during this year. To Darlene, my wife, a simple thank: you for all your loyal support and understanding over the years for my involvement in ADSA. I have appreciated your trust and the opportunity to serve as your President. It has been a privilege and an honor. Thank: you.