Animal Science community remembers Neal First (1930-2014)
Neal Lloyd First, PhD, a pioneering scientist in genetics and agriculture, died November 20, 2014, of complications from cancer. He was 84. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Marijo Kent-First, and their two children Patrick and Nicholas, his former wife Edith Kerstetter First and their four children Douglas, Eric, Phillip, and Patricia, eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, as well as numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Dr. First was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Irma First, and his brothers John and Richard. Funeral services will be held at Cox Funeral Home in Bainbridge, Georgia on Saturday, November 29, 2014, followed in January by a memorial service in Madison, Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to support graduate student studies at the Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology Program at the University of Wisconsin Foundation
Google Glass Goes to Class
Teaching students how to determine if a sow is in estrus is tricky. Bringing a class into the barn to watch would be distracting for the sows, and chaotic, with limited space and a loose boar. So animal sciences professor John Parrish uses the latest technology - Google Glass to bring students into the barn.
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