Adams honored with Nebraska Cattlemen Industry Service Award
Don Adams, Ph.D., was honored at the 2010 Nebraska Cattlemen Convention with the Nebraska Cattlemen Industry Service Award. Nebraska Cattlemen present this award to an individual or business that, through their time and dedication, has provided ways of improving Nebraska cattle operations while helping maintain a high quality of beef.
Adams has spent many hours working to improve beef cow nutrition and beef systems. Much of his focus has been on research and then relaying that information to the cattle farmers and ranchers. A native of Utah, Adams says he enjoys speaking to those farmers and ranchers instead of just doing solely research, stating, “I want to get information in the hands of those who will use it.”
Even now as he has gained more of an administrative role, he still enjoys going out and talking to individual cattlemen to help their operations become more profitable while maintaining an excellent quality of beef. In the past, he has acted as a liaison between the University of Nebraska and the Nebraska Beef Council. His work in the beef industry has helped many of the Nebraska Cattlemen members. Nebraska Cattlemen appreciate Adams for being such an influential person to the beef industry in Nebraska. Adams currently resides in North Platte, NE, and is the director of the West Central Research and Extension Center. — WLJ