A renowned livestock scientist receives a standing ovation at NDSUFargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- A speaker at NDSU had a crowd of 800 eating up every word and those people responded with a standing ovation.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- A speaker at NDSU had a crowd of 800 eating up every word and those people responded with a standing ovation.
The speaker was world renowned livestock handling scientist, Temple Grandin.
She's a bestselling author, consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and a professor at Colorado State University.
Grandin also has autism. She actually credits that to her success.
Grandin says, "I'M AN extreme visual thinker so autism helped me in my work with cattle because my very early work I wanted to get down the chutes and see what the cattle were seeing and people thought that was kind of crazy in the beginning but it turns out these visual distractions that most people don't notice have a big effect on how the cattle behave."
As far as being a phenomenal speaker, Grandin modestly says it comes with experience.