|Field trip fuels Frontier with food for thought|
January 2013 Lifelines Article
North – to Nebraska – this is the direction taken by the Frontier program on a field trip in December. This is a state where corn is king and plays a vital, global role in terms of food, feed and fuel. Dr. Justin Kastner, associate professor of food safety and security, said this was the 19th trip in the history of the Frontier program.
To read the article, click here.
|Frontier program partners with National Drover’s Hall of Fame to create traveling exhibit celebrating the cattle-drive era|
Ellsworth’s National Drover’s Hall of Fame, in partnership with an historical-studies group at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, the Frontier program, announces plans to celebrate the Chisholm Trail, the Great Western Trail, and other “north-south” cattle trails that fuelled the economic and social healing of post-Civil War America.
Click here to read the full news release.
This month in history
In May 1892, the British minister for foreign affairs (the Marquis of Salisbury) and the U.S. minister to Great Britain (Robert T. Lincoln) engaged in diplomatic correspondence about the cattle disease pleuro-pneumonia, a disease that since 1879 had frustrated transatlantic cattle-trade relations. In their correspondence, the two officials cited diagnostic reports and scientists’ differing opinions on the matter. This correspondence, which occurred prior to the discovery in 1898 of the causative organism for contagious bovine pleuro-pneumonia, is indicative of the confusion that many operated under as modern microbiological science was still unfolding.
In an audio podcast by Dr. Justin Kastner, he examines in more detail, the frustrations, confusion, and differing opinions during this period of transatlantic cattle-trade history.
To listen to the podcast click here.