Dr. Adam Lock recognizes the significance of translating research results into practical language for the producer and industry audiences to understand. He prescribes to the philosophy that research and sharing what we learn are inseparable and work in tandem. Dr. Lock’s inherent enthusiasm for science, agriculture and teaching help to advance the level of knowledge held about dairy science and nutrition among myriad audiences. He continually seeks new and innovative ways and forums to effectively communicate research findings to the scientific community, government, industry, students and academia, and the general public.

In 2011, Dr. Lock delivered presentations and provided supporting material about overall lipid digestion and metabolism in dairy cows with a focus on milk fat depression to a number of dairy nutrition companies, including a one-day training session presented to the American Association of Bovine Practitioners on milk components. Since 2009, he has worked with other MSU dairy nutrition faculty members to host five annual regional dairy nutrition roundtable presentations across Michigan.

Dr. Lock has been invited to participate on a number of regional, national and international committees. Since 2007, he has been a member of the Action Team on Fats and Oils for the International Dairy Federation Standing Committee on Nutrition and Health. In 2011, he was co-chairperson of the highly successful American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Discover Conference, “Milk Components: Opportunities for Maximizing Farm Gate Returns and Meeting Manufacturing Needs.” Dr. Lock has also served as the Chairperson of the ADSA Production Graduate Student Competition Committee.