Third-Year Veterinary Student Receives Travel Fellowship

Date: 12/12/2011 7:30 am

J. Oliver Irons of Lewisburg, W.V., a third-year veterinary student at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, recently received the highly coveted International Stockmen’s Educational Foundation (ISEF) Travel Fellowship to the 2012 International Livestock Congress in Denver, Colo., on Jan. 10. 

This is the second year Irons has received the travel fellowship which was awarded to 12 students representing 11 universities from 7 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Ethiopia, and the United States.

A multi-national selection committee selected the recipients. Fellowships include airfare, ground transportation, hotel, and scheduled meals during the International Livestock Congress.  Scholastic achievement, leadership experiences, and professional references are all part of the stringent qualifying requirements. This setting provides each student with the opportunity to interact with world industry leaders and to contribute to the solutions that will shape the advancement of the livestock industry into the future.

The 2012 edition of the International Livestock Congress in Denver will bring producers, retailers, packers, and others in the livestock and meat industry supply chain, a new focus from a long-respected international forum. The mission of ISEF is to serve as a catalyst for exchange among present and future industry thought leaders by creating opportunities surrounding international livestock industry and meat supply chain perspectives and development of educational initiatives on critical issues impacting the industry.

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