Distinguished Service Award
Univeristy: University of Maryland
Section Awarded: Northeast
Richard A. Erdman, Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Rich Erdman served as Chair of the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences from 1999 to 2007 and has been member of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) for more than 40 years. He has served ADSA in many capacities including service on several standing committees, as a member of the editorial board and as routine reviewer for the Journal of Dairy Science. Rich served as host institution chair for the ADSA Annual Meeting that was held at the University of Maryland in June of 1993. Dr. Erdman served as Co-Chair of the ADSA Discovery Conference on Feed Efficiency in 2013. He was chair of the Production Division of ADSA in 1993 and finally served as a member of the ADSA Board of Directors from 2010 to 2013. Dr. Erdman was member of the National Research Council’s: Nutrient Requirements of Dairy Cattle that authored the 7th revised edition published in 2001 and is chair of the current committee completing the 8th revised edition. Rich has trained 30 graduate students and taught several nutrition courses. He has published nearly 100 articles in scientific journals, a majority published in the Journal of Dairy Science, and has received multiple awards for his contributions.