Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Dr. Temple Grandin to speak at event in Ona

Temple Grandin in Ona. (provided photo)

By Nick Williams

Dr. Temple Grandin, an autistic professor at Colorado State University, author, speaker and animal behavior expert whose life story was retold in a HBO movie in 2010, will speak at One Field Day event at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Range Cattle Research & Education Center in Ona on Thursday.

The center is located at 3401 Experiment Station in Ona.

The event, which has sold out, begins at 8 a.m. and will end at 4:30 p.m. Grandin will speak from 9:50-10:50 a.m. on animal behavior.

In North America, almost half of the cattle are handled in a center track restrainer system that Grandin designed for meat plants.

The movie won an Emmy Award for most Oustanding Made for Television Movie. Actress Claire Danes won an Emmy and Golden Globe for her portrayal of Grandin.

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