Over the holidays, we will be sharing some of our most-viewed blogs of 2012. If you missed them earlier, we've got them ready to close out 2012.

No doubt, there's no modern animal scientist who has received as much recognition in recent years as Temple Grandin. She recently spoke to graduates of her alma mater, Franklin Pierce University, on May 12, 2012.

by Lucas Sjostrom, Hoard's Dairyman Associate Editor

As one of TIME magazine's 100 most influential people in the world in 2010, there's no doubt that Temple Grandin is the world's most influential autistic person. Obviously, agriculturalists familiar with her work will know that she had a huge impact on the meat processing side of the industry.

Click to read the original ""Do real stuff" urges Temple Grandin" blog.

Hoard's Dairyman Editorial staff

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