As a child growing up in Fayette County, in southwestern Pennsylvania, Jim Diamond frequently listened to the sound of clanging bells on his neighbor’s cows.
The sound stuck with Diamond, and later in life when he raised sheep, he put bells on them as well.
But Diamond’s interest in bells wasn’t limited to his childhood memory or the sheep on his farm. For Diamond, a retired dean of Agriculture and Environmental Science for Delaware Valley University, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, collecting livestock bells became a passion that spanned the globe.
During his career, Diamond, who resides in Ottsville, Pennsylvania, also served as an Extension education consultant for the United Nations and as a Peace Corps volunteer. The two endeavors took him to 59 countries on five continents, he said, and the travel…