2017 UK Wheat Science Service Award
Don Halcomb was the 2017 UK Wheat Science Service Award recipient. Sam Halcomb accepted the award for Don at the 2017 UK Winter Wheat meeting in Hopkinsville.
Conducting research trials in grower’s fields is an essential component of agricultural research. Don has hosted numerous on-farm research projects ranging from soil fertility to Ag Engineering, including two decades of continuous wheat breeding and variety trials. He has also hosted multiple small grains research field days at his farm.
He has consistently challenged the research group to find innovative solutions to current and future issues to ensure that KY remains a progressive leader in Ag. The UK Wheat Science group has received much recognition for implementing many of Don’s forward thinking ideas and direction for high impact research.
As a leader of agriculture in the state, Don has been an advocate for UK Ag research and has been instrumental in the success of this group as well as UK Ag as a whole.