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Alumna's Cow Painting Benefits Tippie College of Business

Artist Valerie Miller didn't grow up on a farm, but wishes she had. She's the owner of Steel Cow Gallery in downtown Waukon and primarily uses cows as subjects for her paintings. Drive by her art gallery and you'll see something bright in the window: a painting of a Holstein surrounded by a vivid yellow background. Miller named the cow Tippie, in honor of the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA'S TIPPIE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS and its benefactor, Henry B. Tippie. As a 2003 marketing graduate of the college, Miller hopes the painting will benefit the school. She's selling 5,000 prints and donating 50 percent of each purchase to the Tippie College of Business Excellence Fund. AGRI NEWS is an independent agricultural newspaper published in Rochester, Minn.

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