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Date of this Version

August 2007


Published in Journal of Agricultural & Food Information, Vol. 8(1) 2007. Available online at
Copyright © 2007 by The Haworth Press, Inc. Used by permission. doi:10.1300/J108v08n01_08


In recognition of its centennial, the American Dairy Science Association (founded in July 1906) has produced this large (8 1/2 x 11) coffee-table book, chronicling the Association’s first 100 years. The book is richly illustrated with both black and white, and color photographs, gleaned from many academic dairy science programs, individual association members, and well-known dairy industry publications. Beginning with information on dairying prior to 1906 and the founding of the ADSA, the arrangement is then divided into 25-year intervals. Each of the four sections leads with a short overview of dairying, followed by line graphs of the number of milk cows, milk production, and consumption for the time period. A year-by-year summary of developments and significant events in the industry, and/or the Association, completes the information. The images throughout complement and reinforce the text, illustrating production and industry practices, research, changes in mechanization and technology, and consumer public relations. The volume ends with the ADSA Vision and Mission statements, lists of past-presidents and executive leadership, and an epilogue by a member of the Centennial Planning Committee.