Animal Industry Service Award
Section Awarded: National
Donald C. Adams, Animal Industry Service Award
Sponsored by Zoetis
Dr. Donald C. Adams received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Utah State University in 1976 and 1978, respectively. He earned his Ph.D. at New Mexico State University in 1980. Don began his academic career in 1981 as a Research Range Nutritionist with USDA-ARS located at Ft. Keogh LARRL, Miles City, MT. In 1990 Don moved to the University of Nebraska located at the West Central Research & Extension Center in North Platte. Don’s research focuses on nutrition of grazing beef cattle, forage intake, diet composition, nutrient requirements, supplementation, and interactions of nutrition with reproduction. His career has had major impact on development and study of range beef systems and beef cow management. In 2006, Don was named Director of UNL West Central District. As a member of the American Society of Animal Science and the Society for Range Management, Don has been an advocate for excellence in scientific merit of research with practical applications to the livestock industry.