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Arizona Senate President Improved Ranching Skills at the UA

Born to a pioneer Arizona ranching family, Steve Pierce, a graduate of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has become a fixture in the cattle industry.

“Do you know why there is a rock wall around the UA?” asks Stephen Pierce. The question is directed to a stumped administrator on a recent visit by Pierce to the University of Arizona campus.

Pierce, who has just taken the reins as president of the Arizona Senate, already knows the answer. From 1968 to 1972, he was a student at the UA where he learned, among other things, about how the wall was built to keep range cattle off of the campus.

As a member of a pioneer ranching family in Arizona, there is a good chance he would have known anyway.

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