SDFU to host Temple Grandin in Watertown Aug. 5

Farm Forum

HURON — South Dakota Farmers Union will host Raising the Best: Livestock Husbandry and Handling for Today’s Market with Dr. Temple Grandin, on Tuesday, August 5 in Watertown during the 2014 Codington County 4-H Achievement Days.

The program will begin with Dr. Grandin at 10:30 a.m. CDT at the Codington County Extension Complex. Following Dr. Grandin’s presentation, SDSU Extension livestock Specialists will lead a panel discussion on specific livestock husbandry practices and livestock handling equipment. The workshop will conclude at 12:30 p.m. The workshop is free and open to the public.

This will be the second of two workshops Farmers Union co-hosts with SDSU Extension. The first workshop was held in Rapid City this July. “The livelihood of South Dakota’s producers is determined by the livestock they raise. South Dakota Farmers Union is hosting these workshops to provide a valuable educational opportunity for our producers to learn from one of the world’s renowned experts on livestock handling,” said Doug Sombke, President of South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU).

More workshop details

The workshop is free and open to the public. The session is intended to educate livestock producers about modern, science-based handling procedures and assist them with managing risk to improve their economic viability. The workshops will each feature Dr. Grandin and include a presentation from SDSU Extension livestock specialists.

Dr. Grandin is a designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. She obtained her B.A. at Franklin Pierce College and her M.S. in Animal Science at Arizona State University. Dr. Grandin received her Ph.D. in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1989.