Andrea Meade said that cows make perfect therapy animals, the State Journal reported.
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"They're very calm, very sweet. It takes a lot to get them riled up. They're like dogs," Meade told the newspaper.
One student said the event helped fill the void of missing home.
"I miss my dog. I miss interacting with animals," zoology student Alicia Gamache told the paper.
Meade will be the first person to agree with the benefit of spending time with the farm animals.
"When I get tired of working on budgets, I come out and brush the cows," she told the State Journal.