ADSA Discover Conference to Focus on Dairy Automation

The 38th Discover Conference – Automation in the Dairy Industry – will be held May 11 – 13 at the Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, Ill. The conference will run from Monday noon until Wednesday noon, bringing together researchers, industry partners, producers and government officials to discuss current and future technologies and best management practices.



Conference topics will include robotics and automated milking systems for various size herds along with automated feeding systems for calves and milking animals. Housing, labor needs and cow comfort issues will be explored along with the economics and business opportunities.

The complete schedule is here

The cost of registration postmarked by Apr. 11 is $375 for ADSA – ARPAS members and $425 for non-members. This includes all sessions and most meals. Prices are higher – $475 and $525 – after Apr. 11. Registration includes 90 days free access to the “searchable proceedings of animal conferences (S-PAC) available through the sponsoring American Dairy Science Association (ADSA).

More information, hotel reservations and conference registration is available online at


May 11-13, 2020
Eaglewood Resort & Spa in Itasca, IL
Hosted by the American Dairy Science Association



The Discover Conference Series is designed to provide a format and venue that encourages in-depth discussion of cutting-edge science.

ADSA Discover Conferences focus on topics of importance to the science of food animal agriculture and are held in a relaxed, informal setting. Sessions for this conference will allow ample time for discussion, networking, and relaxation.

For more information about the ADSA Discover Conference Series, click here.



  • Marcia Endres, University of Minnesota
  • Mathew Haan, The Pennsylvania State University


  • Jeffrey Bewley, Alltech
  • Trevor DeVries, University of Guelph
  • Doug Reinemann, University of Wisconsin

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