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/...
Faculty Award Winner
Award Type: TSAS Excellence in Teaching Year: 2014
Award Type: Alumni Association Excellence in Public Service Award Year: 2011
Award Type: Excellence in Teaching Award Year: 2011
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
Orefice, J., Carroll, J., Conroy, D., & Ketner, L. (2017). Silvopasture practices and perspectives in the Northeastern United States. Agroforestry Systems, 91(1), 149-160. doi:10.1007/s10457-016-9916-0
Antaya, N. T., Soder, K. J., Kraft, J., Whitehouse, N. L., Guindon, N. E., Erickson, P. S., . . . Brito, A. F. (2015). Incremental amounts of Ascophyllum nodosum meal do not improve animal performance but do increase milk iodine output in early lactation dairy cows fed high-forage diets. Journal of Dairy Science, 98(3), 1991-2004. doi:10.3168/jds.2014-8851
Teweldmehidin, M. Y., & Conroy, A. B. (2010). The economic importance of draught oxen on small farms in Namibia's Eastern Caprivi Region. AFRICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, 5(9), 928-934. doi:10.5897/AJAR09.161
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, D., & Barney, D. (1986). The oxen handbook. Butler Pub & Tools.
Conroy, A., Overson, C. E., & Erickson, P. S. (n.d.). University of New Hampshire Alumni Perspectives in C.R.E.A.M. a Flipped Classroom with Experiential Learning on a Dairy Farm. NACTA Journal. Retrieved from http://www.nactateachers.org/journal.html