Fulwider’s love for animals stems from her childhood experiences growing up on her family’s dairy farm near Fond du Lac, Wis. But it was her graduate research on cow comfort at the Arlington Research Station that sparked her interest in animal behavior and welfare. She went on to Colorado State University to study with animal scientist Temple Grandin, a noted advocate of humane treatment of livestock animals. After earning her Ph.D. in 2007, Fulwider took a job with Organic Valley, the nation’s largest organic-farmer cooperative, as an animal husbandry specialist. She now works with producers to evaluate their handling and housing practices and improve animal well-being.
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