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    Re: Candidate to Lead Leopold Center Withdraws

    Sounds like the guy now interviewing would be the better person to lead the center anyway, as it is supposed to be a beacon for alternative agriculture. If this guy opposes hog confinement practices, he probably has a decent head on his shoulder. Animal confinement practices need to be changed as they are inhumane as well as disgusting, in my opinion.


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    Re: Candidate to Lead Leopold Center Withdraws

    Quote Originally Posted by Bewilderme View Post
    Sounds like the guy now interviewing would be the better person to lead the center anyway, as it is supposed to be a beacon for alternative agriculture. If this guy opposes hog confinement practices, he probably has a decent head on his shoulder. Animal confinement practices need to be changed as they are inhumane as well as disgusting, in my opinion.
    Way to change the intent of a thread in one post. And you sound a bit naive and ill-informed to boot.



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    Re: Candidate to Lead Leopold Center Withdraws

    Sounds like the guy now interviewing would be the better person to lead the center anyway, as it is supposed to be a beacon for alternative agriculture. If this guy opposes hog confinement practices, he probably has a decent head on his shoulder. Animal confinement practices need to be changed as they are inhumane as well as disgusting, in my opinion.
    And you are certain that hog farmers do not have a decent head on their shoulders? Have you ever even been in or near a well-run hog confinement? Studies have proven that hogs in this environment are healthier and cleaner.



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    Re: Candidate to Lead Leopold Center Withdraws

    Quote Originally Posted by isufan View Post
    And you are certain that hog farmers do not have a decent head on their shoulders? Have you ever even been in or near a well-run hog confinement? Studies have proven that hogs in this environment are healthier and cleaner.
    And environmental impacts are much easier to handle with confinements.



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    Re: Candidate to Lead Leopold Center Withdraws

    Must have heard about the Culver Cuts.


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    Re: Candidate to Lead Leopold Center Withdraws

    Oh boy. The politics involved are so thick it may take a chainsaw to cut through it all.

    There is much micromanaging going on in the college of ag. If you want to keep your head, you must not displease 'big ag' which is loosely defined as a commodity group. Why? commodity groups have money, and they influence everything from what research is undertaken at the university, to what is done in the back rooms of the legislature.

    Environmental impacts of confinements... I come at this as a hog farmer's daughter (oh, and for a couple of years I might have worked as a CAFO regulator...) who grew up in the midst of 'Cargill units' which mostly put the hogs outside with the opportunity to go into huts at the end of the pen. The manure pretty much ran into the field. Manure control in place now (confinements) are MUCH better today, but of course, as with everything in life, it only takes one bad operator to paint everyone in an ill color. It doesn't mean what we're doing today is bad, it just means that as time marches on and technologies are developed, there is always room for improvement.

    Before this discussion really begins to roll, let's review the three-fold mission of the Leopold Center, as defined by the legislature:

    • to conduct research into the negative impacts of agricultural practices;
    • to assist in developing alternative practices; and
    • to work with ISU Extension to inform the public of Leopold Center findings.

    IMO, Curtiss Hall needs to stop micromanaging for the benefit of those who believe they are the rulers of the world, and let research speak for itself.


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