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I have two sons that I am very proud of and have rarely mentioned in this blog; but today I want to mention son Cameron Hall, a senior at Iowa State University, who was among twenty students from across the nation who recently completed the Midwest Poultry Consortium Center of Excellence summer program at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin.

The program compliments his Global Resource Systems and Poultry Science majors with advanced training from the world’s leading poultry scientists, researchers and industry leaders. During the hands-on sessions, he worked on production issue scenarios ranging from broiler house bio-security problems to processing unit efficiency proposals.

After graduation ceremonies, He traveled to the country of Uganda in  Africa to complete his globe internship requirement. (Same day that the USA issued a terrorist threat at Entebe airport- Dad was just a little nervous) His internship focuses primarily on poultry production and will work with staff members from Iowa State’s Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods and cooperate with other students in Iowa State’s Service Learning project in Uganda.  His project areas will include surveying local producers about local production systems, helping to develop best practices for private and school flocks and assisting local extension veterinarians in diagnosing, treatment and vaccination of avian disease.  He will return the United States on August 8, and will return to Iowa State in the fall to finish his final year.

While in high school, Cameron earned the American Farmer Degree, was a Boys State participant and presented a youth research paper at the World Food Prize.

Thanks for leting me tell you about Cameron!

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