Dean James "DJ" Edwards has been in the cattle business for more than 25 years and is owner/operator of the Edwards Cattle Co. in Hamilton, Kansas. The operation includes about 3,700 cattle, split between cow-calf, stocker and feedyard operations. DJ has an associate's degree in farm management, and his ranch is Beef Quality Assurance certified. In his community, he has served on the school board and as a 4H project leader, in addition to his involvement in cattle organizations, including service as president of the Kansas Cattlemen's Association and a member of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Texas Cattle Feeders Association; and the Farm Bureau. DJ also served three years on the Beef Advisory Committee of Elanco.