The first Cornell University Undergraduate Livestock Prize was presented to Megan Robblee, a sophomore from Snohomish, WA majoring in Animal Science. Megan worked on a sheep dairy farm in eastern New York the summer between her freshman and sophomore years. She was a student in Animal Science 360 (Sheep) in the spring of her freshman year and completed Animal Science 380 (Beef Cattle) in the spring of her sophomore year. She has achieved high academic performance while enrolled in a demanding science-based curriculum. During the summer of 2006, Megan will be working in a USDA research lab on scrapie, a spongiform encephalopathy of sheep.
In addition to the $500 prize, Megan was presented with a Cornell Sheep Program Lap Robe. Megan is shown below after accepting the award with Professor Mike Thonney, Director of the Cornell Sheep Program, and Professor Alan Bell, Chair of the Department of Animal Science at Cornell.