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Student Sheep TourSenior animal science majors Briana CarmonMeredith Robinson, Emily Stenman and Miranda Vega joined Professor and Department Chair Dr. Jay Daniel on an eight-day cross-country odyssey this summer, covering 12 states and 4,127 miles as part of the ANS 492 “sheep tour.” While the itinerary sounds like something out of National Lampoon’s Vacation, the experience was invaluable for the students, who got an up-close-and-personal look at the sheep industry while visiting 16 different farms, businesses and research centers. They also channeled their inner Chevy Chase by doing a little sightseeing, visiting such notable destinations as Mount Rushmore, Custer National Park and the Badlands of South Dakota.

“I appreciate the hard work of Dr. Daniel not only for scheduling the trip, but also taking on the responsibility of four college students and driving us over 4,000 miles, all for the sake of learning more about one of many branches of the agricultural industry,” Carmon said. “At every stop along the way, I observed and learned new sheep handling and processing techniques; as well as built memories that will last a lifetime.”

This is one of many ways Berry students took their college experience “on the road” this summer. Click here to read about another group of students who assisted with the restoration of a coral reef in Roatan, Honduras, with assistance from crowdfunding gifts by alumni and friends.

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