The Iowa State University Dairy Science Club has been very active in the Midwest and National American Dairy Science Association Student Affiliate Division (ADSA-SAD). Iowa State student, Harrison Furlow, served as the Midwest ADSA-SAD president in 2019-2020 and Cynthia Hamlett was elected president for 2020-2021. Iowa State University also hosted the Midwest Regional Student Affiliate Division Conference in January 2020, with 13 schools and over 420 students and advisors attending.
At the National ADSA-SAD level, Jack Myers from Iowa State was the first student president to serve two years consecutively. Katelyn Goldsmith served as the 2nd vice president in 2019-2020 and Jessica Schmitt was elected the 1st vice president for 2020-2021. This year’s national ADSA meeting was held virtually and was attended by six Iowa State undergrads and the ISU Dairy Science Club placed third in the Chapter Yearbook competition. Four Iowa State students were recognized by ADSA with the Outstanding Student Scholarship award. Only 13 of these scholarships were awarded nationally. Congratulations to Cynthia Hamlett, Trevor Malven, Jessica Schmitt, and Katelyn Goldsmith.
The Dairy Science Club also made the difficult decision to not produce or sell ice cream this fall. They are committed to the health and safety of everyone on campus and unanimously decided it was best to hold off on this fundraiser for the Fall 2020 semester. They appreciate everyone’s support and look forward to continuing their ice cream sales when it is safe to do so.
Fall 2019 Dairy Science Club (Note: This photo was taken prior to implementation of COVID-19 face covering and physical distancing requirements.)