Speaking Up for Farmers and Scientists

Gabe Middleton Poised for Leadership Role at CAST

Gabe Middleton believes that communicating accurate information about agriculture is one of the biggest challenges farmers face. As he points out, misinformation can do a lot of damage in a hurry, and farmers don’t always have the time nor the resources to speak to the masses.
Middleton, a veterinarian with the Orrville Veterinary Clinic in Ohio, will become president-elect of CAST in October, and he will continue to be an enthusiastic promoter of agriculture, as he speaks up for farmers and scientists.  
As a small-town boy, Middleton started working on a dairy farm at the age of 12—and he developed an interest in veterinary medicine and agriculture. He graduated from the College of Wooster and then Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. At the Orrville Clinic, he focuses on large animal medicine, specifically dairy cattle.

Middleton has been an active member of CAST—representing scientific societies, joining in as a member of the animal work group, and serving as a liaison for a publication task force. 
He says he has been inspired by Dr. Norman Borlaug’s vision, and he is committed to CAST’s mission. “I plan to continue that enthusiasm through maintaining and utilizing the work done by the Strategic Planning Committees.” 

As one colleague said, “We are so fortunate to have talented people with passion for agriculture who make it their mission to lead.”
A Farm and Dairy journalist recently sat down with Middleton to learn about his leadership role and how it might benefit farmers. Click here for the full article

by dan gogerty (photo from lyleprintingandp.net)

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