Adam has a long history with the ministry beginning with soil conservation work and time as a soil and crop specialist. The second half of his career has been spent as a soil management specialist promoting soil management best management practices. He initiated the Southwest Crop Diagnostic Days at Ridgetown and has chaired the Southwest Agricultural Conference for the last 10 years. His current focus is on promoting and measuring soil health. In 2014, Adam was the inaugural recipient of the Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association’s Soil Champion Award and won the L. B. Thompson Conservation Award from the Soil Conservation Council of Canada in 2016.