Stone elected to serve professional dairy association in leadership role

Amanda Stone

Amanda Stone

An assistant professor in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences at Mississippi State University has been elected vice president of the American Dairy Science Association’s Southern Branch.

Amanda Stone, an MSU scientist in the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and dairy specialist for the Extension Service was selected to serve the organization for the 2021-2022 at the ADSA 2021 virtual annual meeting held July 11-14. She will move into the role of president for the 2022-2023 year. She was also one of four asked to present an invited presentation at the American Dairy Science Association’s annual meeting.

During her five-year tenure at MSU, Stone has met with dairy producers throughout the state to improve their production practices. She has also improved the MSU herd at the MAFES Bearden Dairy Research Unit. She has conducted extensive heat stress research to help Southeast producers improve the health and welfare of their herds. In addition to research and extension, Stone leads graduate research and teaches courses in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences.

The American Dairy Science Association is an international organization of educators, scientists and industry representatives, committed to advancing the dairy industry. Together, members have discovered new methods and technologies that have revolutionized the dairy industry. The Southern Branch of the association serves 12 states throughout the Southeast.

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