Archive for Education

First DPM Students in our New Housing!

Sep 24
Welcome to Christopher Bailey, and Mary De Bie from the University of Glasgow, Scotland; Bridgett Sharpe K-State; Timothy Ferguson, Glasgow; and Katie Schlist from University of Illinois.

Welcome to Christopher Bailey, and Mary De Bie from the University of Glasgow, Scotland; Bridgett Sharpe K-State; Timothy Ferguson, Glasgow; and Katie Schlist from University of Illinois.

Showing off our new student housing!

Showing off our new student housing!

A hearty VMTRC welcome to this new group of Dairy Production Medicine Students. They have the distinct privilege of being the very first inhabitants of our new student housing!

Hermione visits…Guernsey!

Sep 10

That’s right, Hermione broke from the herd and plodded over to visit the home of one of her relatives, the Guernsey breed of cattle! Guernsey is a channel island. It’s official title is the “Bailiwick of Guernsey”. The bailiwick includes ten parishes on the island of Guernsey and the islands of Sark and Alderney.

"Hey there cousin!"

“Hey there cousin!”

Hermione chatted with a bovine cousin at the Goldsmith’s Workshop in Guernsey.

Ooooo, look at all of these pretty jewels, stones, and china!"

Ooooo, look at all of these pretty jewels, stones, and china!”

The Little Chapel at Guernsey has quite a story. The official website begins the story in 1680 in France, with the founding of “The Brothers of Christian Schools”. In 1904 the French Government put a stop to religious education. Some took their work to Guernsey. Brother Deodat (=given to God), feeling nostalgia for Lourdes, France, began work on a grotto replica in 1914.

"Mmmmm, ice cream from Guernsey milk!"

“Mmmmm, ice cream from Guernsey milk!”

Guernsey milk has a high percentage of butter fat and protein. The milk has a golden color, due to its high content of beta-carotene.

Hermione visits theTrinity College Library, Dublin

Sep 10
"Ooooo, look at all of these books! How do they get all the way up there?"

“Ooooo, look at all of these books! How do they get all the way up there?”

"A ladder! That would work."

“A ladder! That would work.”

The Long Room is about 65m or 213ft in length.

The Long Room is about 65m or 213ft in length.

The Old Library holds 200,000 of the Library’s oldest books. Trinity college was founded in 1592.

Cardboard Cow and friends, appear at Meadow Lane Elementary!

May 30
What is a veterinarian?  "Oh, oh, oh, I know!"

What is a veterinarian? “Oh, oh, oh, I know!”

"When you say, 'Hi' to a cow, what does the cow say?"

“When you say, ‘Hi’ to a cow, what does the cow say?”

"How many stomach compartments does a cow have?"

“How many stomach compartments does a cow have?”

"Can you hear your heartbeat?"

“Can you hear your heartbeat?”

Teacher assisting, students learning.

Teacher assisting, students learning.

"Young doctors needed in emergency room, STAT!"

“Young doctors needed in emergency room, STAT!”

Listen for your heartbeat.

Listen for your heartbeat.

"How many stomach compartments does a cow have?"

“How many stomach compartments does a cow have?”

Jen Crook and Grant Jones-Wiebe brought Cardboard Cow with them to Meadow Lane Elementary School today.  We had fun!  In our routine, we ask them, “How does a doctor know what’s wrong with you?”  They say things like, “X-rays, temperature.”  We’re looking for, “You can tell the doctor.”

Then we ask, “When you ask a cow what’s wrong with her, what does she say?”  All answer, “MOOOOO!”  We respond, “What does that mean?”  Children shrug.  Today Jen said, “Could mean, ‘Hey, I like your shoes!’ or ‘Nice haircut!’”

DPM Students from US and Germany team up

May 29
front to back: Elise Chad, UC Davis; Johannes Voellm, University of Giessen, Germany, Jimmy Rose, UC Davis

front to back: Elise Chad, UC Davis; Johannes Voellm, University of Giessen, Germany, Jimmy Rose, UC Davis

Not just scraping by, plowing through!

Not just scraping by, plowing through!

Happy DPM Students, Happy Cows!

Happy DPM Students, Happy Cows!

We extend a warm VMTRC Welcome to our current Dairy Production Medicine Students.  Johannes Voellm is here from University of Giessen, Germany.  Elise Chad and Jimmy Rose from UC Davis have joined him.  The are all on farms, learning together.