Monday, January 30, 2012

Inspiring cattle expert to speak at Chico State

From California State University-Chico's College of Agriculture:
The Chico State Young Cattlemen’s Association, Butte County Farm Bureau, and College of Agriculture will host internationally respected animal behaviorist Temple Grandin, who will speak to a sold-out crowd at the Bell Memorial Union Auditorium on the California State University, Chico campus on Wednesday Feb. 15, 2012.

A professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University, Grandin is a highly sought after speaker, lecturing around the world on autism and livestock handling. Grandin gained worldwide fame as well as seven Emmy awards and a Golden Globe for the 2010 HBO biopic based on her life, “Temple Grandin.” She was also named a “Hero” in TIME Magazine’s 2010 list of 100 “Most Influential People in the World.”

Grandin will provide two separate lectures on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the BMU. She will speak on “Animal Agriculture and Animal Rights: What the Future Holds” from 9 to 10:15 a.m., followed by “Taking in Pictures: My Life with Autism” from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. There will be time devoted to questions, book signing and a chance to personally meet Grandin after each lecture. Tickets to both lectures are currently sold out, but the College of Agriculture office is keeping a waiting list. Call 530-898-5844 to be placed on the waiting list.

For more information please contact Dave Daley, associate dean of the College of Agriculture, at ddaley@csuchico.edu.

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