Kansas State University professor Lyle Lomas has been honored by the Research Center Administrators Society with its Distinguished Service Award for his years of service to the organization. He was recognized Feb. 7 at the RCAS annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala.
The award is given for service, leadership and outstanding contributions to RCAS. Lomas has served as RCAS president, vice president, secretary and newsletter editor, as well as on numerous committees, over his years as a member.
In his role as head of K-State's Southeast Agricultural Research Center, he oversees the university's research locations in Mound Valley, Parsons, Columbus and Altamont and directs beef cattle research at the center. His research interests include beef cattle nutrition and forage utilization.
Lomas earned bachelor's and master's degrees in animal husbandry at the University of Missouri and a Ph.D. in animal husbandry at Michigan State University.
RCAS is an organization comprised of superintendents, directors or others who have administrative responsibilities involving field or research facilities as part of a state agricultural experiment station or other government, public or private agricultural research organization.
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