Andrew Conroy

PROFESSOR
Master in Community Development Policy and Practice Faculty
Phone: (603) 862-2625
Office: Thompson School of Applied Science, Barton Hall Rm 131, Durham, NH 03824
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Professor Conroy has been teaching people how to handle and work with farm animals for 30 years at the college level. Broadly trained in agriculture, he teaches 7 different Animal Science courses at the University of New Hampshire, with CREAM being his most well-known course. See: https://colsa.unh.edu/thompson-school-applied-science/cream At UNH his teaching focus is with dairy cattle, but he is broadly trained in Animal Science and is also well versed in handling goats, sheep, swine, beef cattle, and poultry. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0lYP1SFLl0 A two-time Fulbright Scholar, his teaching, research and consulting have taken him to 14 times to Africa, where he has worked in Namibia, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda. See: https://www.unh.edu/global/drew-conroy His work in Africa has led to mentoring many UNH undergraduate students in research abroad, specifically on topics related to conflicts with wildlife and agriculture. See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0CmWrTUTUA Finally, he is one of the foremost authorities on draft oxen in the world having written 3 books, book chapters, nearly 100 articles and consulted for numerous Charitable and Government organizations, as well as the movie industry on the use and training of oxen. See: https://www.amazon.com/Oxen-Teamsters-Raising-Training-Driving-ebook/dp/...

Education

  • Ph.D., Natural Resources/Conservation, University of New Hampshire
  • M.S., Animal Sciences, Northwest Missouri State University
  • B.S., Animal Sciences, University of New Hampshire

Research Interests

  • Agricultural Development
  • Agricultural History
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Dairy Science
  • International Agriculture
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Vocational/Technical Education
  • Wildlife & Habitat Management/Conservation

Courses Taught

  • AAS 421: Large Animal Behav & Handling
  • AAS 423: Dairy Selection
  • AAS 425: Intro to Dairy Herd Management
  • AAS 432: Intro Forage & Grassland Mgmt
  • AAS 574: Dairy Cattle Disease Seminar
  • AAS 591: Stdy/Teaching Assistant
  • AAS 597: Work Experience/Dairy
  • ANSC 695: Supervised Teaching Experience
  • ANSC 698: Coop Real Educ Agriculturl Mgt
  • CAN 591: Ind Stdy/Brewing & Distilling
  • DPP 954: Sustainable Agriculture
  • HT 292: Stdy/Soils:Property & Land Use
  • IAG 297: IAG Work Experience
  • IAG 490: Int. Ag. Capstone
  • IAG 597: IAG Work Experience
  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Applied Animal Sci
  • SAFS 600: Field Experience
  • TSAS 495: Thompson School:Special Topics

Selected Publications

Conroy, D. (2007). Oxen A Teamster's Guide to Raising, Training, Driving & Showing. 210 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247: Storey Publishing. Retrieved from https://www.storey.com/books/oxen/

Conroy, A. (1999). Oxen, A Teamster's Guide (Vol. 1). Rural Heritage. Retrieved from https://www.ruralheritage.com/new_rh_website/index_green.shtml

Conroy, D., & Barney, D. (1986). The oxen handbook. Butler Pub & Tools.