CHAZY, N.Y. — Dr. Temple Grandin will give an agriculture talk on Wednesday, October 24 at 7 pm at the Beekmantown High School gymnasium. Dr. Grandin’s talk will be geared toward animal behavior, but the talk is free and open to the public. The event is co-hosted by Beekmantown High School, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County, Miner Institute, and Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System. Dr. Grandin has been brought to the North Country by Autism Alliance of Northeastern NY.
Dr. Grandin is a world-renowned autism advocate, best-selling author, animal welfare and behavior expert and a professor of animal science at Colorado State University. She is well-known for relating her personal experience as someone with autism to provide an interesting perspective on how thinking differently can provide opportunities. She has been able to utilize her specialized thinking to help her better understand animal behavior. Two of her books: “Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior” and “Animals Make Us Human” have been on The New York Times best seller list. Dr. Grandin has designed livestock handling facilities that are used widely around the globe because they are less stressful for animals.
The Oct. 24 event will include an exhibit area where local 4H youngsters and Future Farmers of America (FFA) students will have projects displayed. There will also be raffles for gift baskets donated by local ag businesses to raise money for the Beekmantown FFA program. There will be books available for purchase and Dr. Grandin will be available to sign books after the talk. There will also be some light refreshments.
There will be handicapped and overflow seating available in the auditorium with the talk projected from a live video feed. The video will also be available to view online at https://www.facebook.com/bcsdk12/. Doors to the exhibit area will open at 6 pm. Priority seating for pre-registered FFA and 4-H students will be from 6 to 6:20 pm. General seating will take place after that.
For more information, contact Rachel Dutil at Miner Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-846-7121, ext. 115 or Sara Bull at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County at email@example.com or 518-561-7450 or Anja Bouchard at Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-563-5190.
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