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Texas A&M and Iowa State Veterinary Medicine Have No “Beef” With Taking the Pigskin From the Gridiron to the Grill

Texas A&M and Iowa State Veterinary Medicine Have No “Beef” With Taking the Pigskin From the Gridiron to the Grill

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS - In recognition of the final time that the Texas A&M Aggies and the Iowa State Cyclones will meet on the football field as conference rivals, Dean Eleanor Green, the Carl B. King Dean of Veterinary Medicine at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, and Dr. Lisa Nolan, the Dr. Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of Veterinary Medicine at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, decided to take the rivalry from the gridiron to the grill with an exchange of specially packaged meats from their respective states.

"Not only is this an opportunity to highlight the final match-up in conference play between our two schools," noted Green, "it's also a fun way to acknowledge each state's unique flavors,  and underscores the role that veterinary medicine plays in our nation's food supply. Iowa is as well known for its place in the pork industry as Texas is for beef production. These industries are important factors in each state's economy, and veterinarians trained at our institutions play a key role in ensuring the safety of pork and beef production. I look forward to watching the game and cheering on the Aggies, but will also appreciate the friendships and collaborations that will continue between our two schools long after the game is over."

2011 Homecoming TAMUFor Saturday's tailgating activity, Dean Green will be serving prime Iowa bacon and baby back ribs sent by Dean Nolan and donated by Webster City Custom Meats, Inc., Webster City, Iowa, while the Iowa State CVM head will be grilling up Texas beef steaks cut and prepared by the Texas A&M University Rosenthal Meat Science Center.

"It's great to enjoy a friendly rivalry with the Texas A & M College of Veterinary Medicine. We have two great schools; two great gifts; and all of us will be eating well while we tailgate," said Dr. Lisa K. Nolan, Dr. Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of Veterinary Medicine.

So as the final fight between these two conference foes plays out on the field, their truly is no "beef" between the schools as they enjoy their own version of the pigskin contest off the gridiron and on the grill.


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