Kansas City, KS: The Meat Industry Hall of Fame is delighted to announce Dr. Temple Grandin will deliver the keynote presentation at our Annual Induction Ceremony and Dinner on October 27 at the JW Marriott Hill Country, San Antonio, TX.  The event, held in conjunction with the North American Meat Association’s Outlook Conference, will honor the Class of 2012.

Tickets for the Induction Ceremony are available through the Meat Industry Hall of Fame.  Contact Chuck Jolley, the Hall’s President, at Chuck@MeatIndustryHalloffame.com or +1 913.205.3791 for more information.

Dr. Grandin, a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, is the leading designer of livestock handling facilities. In North America, almost half of the cattle are handled in a center track restrainer system that she designed for meat plants. She has developed an objective scoring system for assessing handling of cattle and pigs at meat plants, used by many large corporations to improve animal welfare. She is also a leading authority on cattle temperament, environmental enrichment for pigs, and effective stunning methods for cattle and pigs at meat plants.

Grandin, named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2012, was the focus of the HBO film, Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes as Grandin. The movie was nominated for 15 Emmys and received five awards, including Outstanding Made for Television Movie and Best Actress in a Drama.  She’s been featured on programs such as Lisa Davis's It's Your Health, ABC's Primetime Live, the Today Show, Larry King Live, and NPR’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross. She’s also been the subject of stories published in Time magazine, People magazine, Discover magazine, Forbes and The New York Times.

She was the subject of the Horizon documentary “The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow”, first broadcast by the BBC on June 8, 2006, and Nick News in the spring of 2006. She has also been a subject in the series First Person by Errol Morris.  Grandin was featured in Beautiful Minds: A Voyage Into the Brain, a documentary produced in 2006 by colourFIELD tell-a-vision, a German company. She appeared in a 2011 documentary on Sci Channel, "Ingenious Minds.’