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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dr. Grandin Visits NW Ohio

As you know, I'm a pretty big fan of Temple Grandin; evidenced here, here and here.

About 3 weeks ago, Temple visited Ohio for the Northwest Ohio Autism Summit in Bowling Green. The night before, she visited a farm in Cygnet, Ohio to talk to producers and consumers -- while there she held an animal handling demonstration and spoke about transparency in agriculture.



The event was sponsored by the Wood County Beef Producers, Farm Bureau, Great Lakes Family Farms, Ohio Cattlemen's Association, Ohio State University Extension and Bowling Green State University.

It's great to see producers reaching out to the community and opening up their farms for tours. Have you ever been on a farm tour or if you're a producer, have you ever held a farm tour? I hope that when hubsy and I finally have our own place, we will be able to open our doors to the community.

Until next time,
~ Buzzard ~

Fun factoid: the first interviewed speaker, Dan Frobose, is my father-in-law. He is one of many Wood Co. Beef Producers. Additionally, one of my sisters-in-law, Hannah, is seen stuffing her face with a bbq sandwich!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks, Brandi, for posting the news article about Dr. Grandin. Dr. Grandin actually oversaw research done at the University of Colorado by Dr. Wendy Fulwider on waterbeds for cows. Here's the link (http://www.grandin.com/references/cattle.html) to Dr.
    Grandin's web site where you can see numerous studies on cattle,
    including the 3 which include comparing sand, crushed rubber and
    waterbeds, in case you want to read more. (Influence of Free-Stall Base on Tarsal Joint lesions and Hygiene in Dairy Cows and Effect of Stall Base Type on Herd Health, Costs, and Producer Satisfaction and Effect of Stall Base Type on Dairy Cow Herd Health, Costs, Producer Satisfaction, Lameness, and Leg Lesions)

    Please let me know if you have any questions! Looking forward to seeing you on #agchat & 3agchatOZ!

    Amy

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  2. Amy

    Thanks for reading and commenting. Could you mean Colorado State University instead of University of Colorado? Dr. Grandin has been a professor at CSU for about 20+ years. I've actually been very blessed to have met and worked with Dr. Grandin - she is a co-investigator on two of my master's program projects and an agriculture organization that I'm a member of, Food For Thought, hosted her at K-State last fall. You can check out some more info on her visit at http://bloggingfoodforthought.blogspot.com.

    Again, thanks for reading! See you around the internet!

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