AgDiscovery Students Get Hands-on with Animal Science

July 26, 2017

AgDiscovery Students Get Hands-on with Animal Science

The AgDiscovery Group visited the Swine Teaching Farm, Poultry Teaching farm and Microbiology this past week.   AgDiscovery is a summer camp outreach program designed to help middle through high school aged students explore careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, agribusiness, plant pathology, aquaculture and more. 

Dr. Joan Cunnick worked with students to show them how to use antibodies to identify different types of antigens through Ochterloney and how to identify different bacteria through staining , selective/differential agars, and catalase tests.  

Swine Farm Managers Jeff Hartwig and Assistant Manager, Karli Lane,  talked with students about ISU Teaching farms 90 sow farrow-to-finish operation and allowed students to tour and see all stages of modern swine production.  

Poultry Farm Staff Jeff Tjelta and Brianna Gray met with AgDiscovery students and talked about ISU coursework, research, careers and biosecurity.  They also covered basic handling, AI demonstration and the production cycle of the hen.