A Productive Semester!

Posted by Madison Simmons in Tales from the Barn. No Comments

13th December

Calves were moooving in from left and right this fall semester at UF’s Beckett Center. Let’s see, there was Buckeye, Bertha, Wilbur and an original 36D along with a few other stragglers. Our Beef Management and Production Lab takes a unique approach with students here by giving first-hand experience through the Cow-Calf Project.

Allie and her calf Wilbur with mother Rosie

The Beef Management and Production class is one of the most exciting classes to take as an upperclassman at Findlay. Everyone looks forward to the lab section and participating in the Cow-Calf Project. This is a capstone project that takes the whole semester to complete.

Within the first week of classes, each student claims a cow that is said to be pregnant. During this time, they monitor nutrition, and record body condition scores and vaccinations given to the mother during her pregnancy.

Next, comes the … Read More »



Let the Cup Collection Begin!

Posted by Julia Bastian in Taking the Reins. No Comments

13th December

The beginning of December signals the end of the semester. And before I (and everyone else) can enjoy the well-deserved winter break, finals need to be conquered first. Just like any other class, we have finals at the barn, too.

The barn finals aren’t like your typical written final exams (like the ones you’d have for most of your on-campus classes). Instead, finals at the barn are a horse show. The instructors bring in a judge to objectively judge and place the students in the class, while the instructors grade each of the students (separately from their class placings). It’s very exciting as this is the culmination of everyone’s hard work at the barn. Throughout the semester, we’ve worked on different units, and this is the chance to bring everything together and show how well we’ve mastered the skills that have been taught … Read More »



Dummy Books, the Head of Hans and Beyond

Posted by Jessica Meek in Picture This. No Comments

8th December

Hans has a head! His story is in a book! He doesn’t have a face and the book is only a few inches tall, but this is just another step in the illustration process. My maquette now has all its limbs and appendages, fully positionable. Better yet, I have put together a dummy book!

Dummy books aren’t dumb. They are simply smaller versions of the book with sketches instead of finished illustrations. The purpose of these little books, besides being cute, is to give the artist the ability to physically turn the pages and get a better feel for the pacing of the book’s future illustrations. I scanned my storyboards and then had to arrange them appropriately.

Because of the way that books are bound, it was difficult to get the pages in the right order, which is out of order numerically. … Read More »






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