Thank you, Dr. Huber.
Dr. Thomas Lee Huber, 85, died Thursday, February 4, 2021. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Mona Turner Huber, and many nieces and nephews.
Tom was born in Brownstown, Indiana, where he earned a basketball scholarship to Purdue University. He earned his Masters degree from Kansas State University and later received his Doctorate from the University of Kentucky in animal nutrition and a minor in biochemistry. Tom received a post Doctorate degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Animal Science, where he later taught in their veterinary school for two years.
In his early career, Tom taught school in Freetown, Indiana. While in school in Kentucky, he met his wife Mona and they were married in 1962. After their marriage, Tom accepted a position in the University of Georgia Veterinary School where he taught for 31 years, and was a graduate coordinator in the Vet School for several years. While at UGA he received the Vet. Schools highest honor, Norden Distinguished Teaching award and received the Block and Bridle Producer of the Year award. A scholarship was created in his name, the Thomas L. Huber Nestle Purina Scholarship. He was a member of AGHON, and Phi Zeta. Tom had many wonderful graduate students who went on to great careers.
Tom had a sheep farm which he adored, where he raised Hampshire sheep that he and his wife showed for over 30 years throughout the Midwest and Southeast. Tom served as executive secretary of the Georgia Sheep and Wool Growers for many years. He was a board member of the American Hampshire Sheep Association for 18 years, and served as their president for two years, during their Centennial. Tom was a member of Tuckston United Methodist Church for almost 50 years and served as an usher for much of that time.
In 2019, Drs Tom Huber and Randy Clayton were elected as Directors Emeritus for the Georgia Sheep and Wool Growers Association. A scholarship fund has been set up to honor these two men who have been such positive role models for sheep and shepherds in Georgia.
Donations can be made by check made out to UGA Foundation, attention Brittany Rider, 1 Press Place, Athens, GA 30602.
Mark in the memo section scholarship 75914003.
2021 American Sheep Industry Association
ASI Annual Convention
Thursday, January 28 - Friday, January 29, 2021
For the first time, the ASI Convention was a virtual meeting.
Here is feedback from Caitlin Jackson, a Georgia Sheep member who attended the conference:
I very much enjoyed the conference! I hope they offer it in virtual formats in the future in addition to face-to-face so that people can have the option to tune in.
The top three things that were the most interesting:
Sheep Genetics USA is a new organization that is going to start soon that will promote genomics in sheep genetics. They are going to put out a call for committee members and I am ready to volunteer! I work a lot with beef producers on genetics and I am super excited that sheep are moving in that direction.
Foot and Mouth Disease – it was about learning from Scotland’s mishandling of the disease in the early 2000’s
The litigation that’s happening wit grazing permits out west. I think that’s so interested because that’s not an issue we have here...
We will share presentations as they become available.
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