DuPont Pioneer recognized David Casper, Ph.D., assistant professor at South Dakota State University, as the 20th recipient of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Forage Award at the association's annual conference in Phoenix, Ariz., on July 17.

David Casper

David Casper, Ph.D., South Dakota State University, recently won the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Forage Award, presented at the association's annual conference in Phoenix, Ariz. DuPont Pioneer sponsors the award. Presenting the award to Casper, left, is Bill Seglar, DuPont Pioneer senior nutritionist, global forages.

DuPont Pioneer logoThe annual ADSA award honors a university forage researcher who has made contributions in basic or applied forage research. Since 1991, Pioneer has sponsored the Forage Award given at the annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association.

A Wisconsin native, Casper obtained a B.S. degree in 1983 from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He received both his M.S. degree and his Ph.D. from South Dakota State University in 1985 and 1989 respectively. Casper has published more than 35 refereed journal articles, 60 abstracts and numerous popular press articles. He has received ADSA's Richard M. Hoyt Award for the practical application of research to the dairy industry.

"Pioneer is proud to have sponsored David Casper as the 2012 recipient of the ADSA Forage Award," says Bill Mahanna, DuPont Pioneer nutritional science and sales support manager. "We believe his contributions to the industry clearly merit this recognition."