Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Sunday will be busy for Dr. Temple Grandin.
The best-selling author and authority on humane handling of livestock (and other fields) will lecture for 21/2 hours at Pineland Farms before moving on to the University of Southern Maine in the afternoon.
The morning lecture is devoted to animal handling while the afternoon session speaks to working with autism.
Can’t wait to hear her at Pineland.
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Hundreds are expected for both events. University officials have had to create a satellite room for the Pineland gig which is free but requires pre-registration. Tickets are running scarce.
Grandin visited several years ago and spoke to a large agricultural crowd, according to Rick Kersbergen, UMaine extension professor.
“She’s very popular here in terms of her animal welfare advocacy roll and in terms of her autism rolls. She really likes to combine these and hit a region with both her passions,” said Kersbergen.
Her own autism lets her “perceive the fear that animals have,” added Kersbergen. It makes her especially qualified to advise in matters of humane animal handling, he said.
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or 1-800-287-1426 toll free in Maine or (207) 342-5971.