Tiffin 2012 – Temple Grandin – A Practical Approach to Improving Animal Welfare

Temple Grandin’s work in the livestock industry cannot be understated. Her designs and innovations in the areas of livestock handling revolutionized the industry and brought a more humane system into existence. Those insights and contributions are made all the more impressive by the fact that Dr. Grandin is autistic. That condition is part of the reason that she had so much success in developing systems to handle cattle. She describes herself as a visual thinker. Her mind thinks in pictures, a process that served her well when it came to implementing her designs.

I highly recommend to you that you see the Temple Grandin movie which is a great expose of her life.  Temple Grandin is a truly inspirational individual.

I spoke to Temple Grandin at the 2012 Tiffin Conference about her life, her greatest achievements and the thoughts behind some of her innovations.  Meeting Temple is definitely on the highlights of my short media career.  I encourage you to check out my discussion with Temple below.

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Shaun Haney

Shaun grew up on a family seed farm in Southern Alberta. Haney Farms produces, conditions and retails wheat, barley, canola and corn seed. Shaun Haney is the founder of RealAgriculture.com. @shaunhaney


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