STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences

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I've Kissed A Pig


I’ll admit it. The squeaky-clean little porker was my show-and-tell subject in kindergarten. He was adorable. Our family had a small swine operation. My father did chores two five-gallon bucket loads at a time. I learned many lessons following behind Dad with a small pail of feed, among them basics of livestock production and care and welfare for animals. You’ll see a lot of animals in this issue. You’ll see several lab coats, too. With a focus on livestock and poultry improvement, this issue of STORIES specifically highlights the college’s research and education programs in animal breeding and genetics, animal nutrition and animal welfare