Univeristy: University of Georgia
Section Awarded: Southern
R. Lawton Stewart, Jr., Extension Award
Dr. Lawton Stewart is an Associate Professor and Extension Beef Cattle Specialist at the University of Georgia. A native of Georgia, he received his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science at the University of Georgia, an MS in Agronomy, emphasizing Forage Management, at the University of Florida, and PhD at Virginia Tech in Animal Science, with an emphasis in Ruminant Nutrition and Forage Utilization. After completing his PhD, Lawton spent a year as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with Alltech, Inc. and the University of Kentucky investigating nitrogen metabolism in ruminants. Lawton joined the Animal and Dairy Science Department at UGA in 2008 as an Extension Livestock Specialist. His program focuses on beef cattle nutrition and management. His effort is to help producers improve production and efficiency in their herd, and also to explore other opportunities in the beef cattle industry such as preconditioning/backgrounding, stockering, and retained ownership.