Courtney Hemphill and Alyssa Sheppard talk about the importance of animal welfare to farmers and ranchers.
Lloyd Noble Scholars in Agriculture are college students majoring in an agricultural field who are selected from applicants across the U.S. For more information on the Scholars program, see www.noble.org/noble-scholar.
About the Authors
Courtney Hemphill is a 2014 Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture from Lohn, Texas, where her family farms wheat and cotton, and runs a small commercial cow-calf operation. She is a senior at Texas A&M University, majoring in animal science.
Alyssa Sheppard is a 2014 Lloyd Noble Scholar in Agriculture from New Derry, Pennsylvania. She grew up on her family's small sheep farm in southwest Pennsylvania and is a senior at Pennsylvania State University, majoring in agribusiness management with a minor in animal science.