Wintersteen Calls Iowa Dairy Farm A Miracle

IOWA - Wendy Wintersteen, Iowa State University College of Agriculture dean, called it a miracle.
calendar icon 24 October 2007
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Maynard Hogberg, chairman of the ISU Animal Science Department, said it was a field of dreams.

But Lorilee Schultz, president of the ISU Dairy Science Club, described the new ISU dairy farm best when she said it shows young people that Iowa is committed to the dairy industry.

"The most exciting thing about this new farm is the implication about our future," Schultz said at Saturday's grand opening of the ISU Dairy/Animal Science Education and Discovery Facility south of Ames. "As many of us prepare to enter careers in the industry, it is promising and encouraging to see so much support for continued research and education in this field. That commitment lets us know that the future of dairy is brighter than ever."

Nearly 200 people attended the grand opening, which included farm tours and a chuck wagon breakfast in the free-stall barn.

"This is a state-of-the-art facility and that's what we wanted it to be," said ISU President Gregory Geoffrey. "We want to teach our students the latest techniques and approaches and conduct frontline research."

Source: AgriNews
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