American Dairy Science Association Recognizes UF/IFAS Faculty and Students

In June, more than 100 dairy science students from 25 universities including the University of Florida (UF) attended the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Dairy Science Association (ADSA) in Kansas City, Missouri.

Students and faculty from the UF Department of Animal Sciences (ANS) participated the event and earned quite a bit of recognition. UF ANS students were invited to participate in professional development, education, and networking opportunities. They also competed in the dairy quiz bowl as well as paper and poster competitions. The chance to attend this conference is gives students the opportunity to grow personally and professionally.

UF Dairy Science Club members showing off their awards.
UF Dairy Science Club members showing off their awards.

The UF Dairy Science Club was awarded several awards from ADSA including:

  • Most Miles Traveled
  • 1st Place Chapter Scrapbook
  • 1st Place in Oral Presentations Dairy Foods by Sara Hettinger
  • 2nd Place Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award
  • 3rd Place Chapter Yearbook



One UF ANS’s faculty members was also recognized four different times for his contributions to the dairy science field.

Jose Santos
Professor Jose Santos

Professor Jose Santos was awarded the following:

  • DeLaval Dairy Extension Award
  • Nutrition Professionals Inc. Applied Dairy Nutrition Award
  • Fellow of the American Dairy Science Association 2022
  • Journal of Dairy Science – Highly Cited Award 2022

Organizations like ADSA serve many purposes and work to facilitate the discovery, application and dissemination of dairy science knowledge and information. Faculty and students are able to use conferences like this one to converse, share ideas and make connections that will ultimately further the dairy science industry.


Supporting research and professional development is one of the many goals of the UF/IFAS ANS Department. Any questions should be directed to Shelby O. Thomas at 352-392-1916 or For more information about the UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences, please visit Be sure to follow us on social @UF_ANSCI. To read more stories like this one visit



Posted: July 19, 2022

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Research, Animal Sciences, Ans, Dairy, Education, Research, UF Animal Sciences, Undergraduate

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