URBANA, Ill. — The American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) has announced new board members to advance its mission to sustain and grow the global dairy industry. Appointed to a three-year term as production division director is Phil Cardoso, associate professor in the Department of Animal Sciences and a faculty specialist for University of Illinois Extension, both part of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Cardoso runs the Dairy Focus Lab, where he and his students study the intersection of cow nutrition and reproduction to deliver data-driven best management practices to dairy producers. His research focuses on the mechanisms of metabolic adaptation from gestation to lactation and the impact of nutrition on metabolism, reproduction, and health.
“Dr. Cardoso leads a dynamic research and outreach program and is a wonderful teacher, too. Election to the ADSA board is a testament to his substantial contributions to the dairy industry. I’m excited to see him in this new national leadership role where he will have an even greater impact,” said Rodney Johnson, head of the Department of Animal Sciences.
Read the full release from the College of ACES.
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