Eggs & "Ribbing": It's The Chuckwagon Tradition
The cathedral windows of the livestock pavilion glow warm amber as day breaks on Iowa State campus. Within, a quiet roar of conversation builds as alumni, faculty and students gather for the annual Chuckwagon Breakfast. Animal science professors don aprons to fix omelets and chat over steaming camp stoves. According to animal science lore, the event dates back to the mid-1970s when department chair Bud Ewing had the idea to host a social for the department at Brookside Park. Doug Kenealy, University Professor of animal science, recalls the early days at Brookside.