Conversations throughout the Allen D. Leman pre-conference on Saturday and Sunday, as well as the Monday and Tuesday conference programs, were centered on moving information from researchers to producers, and vice-versa. It’s one of the reasons this conference has such a widely regarded international presence.
Of note was the "what is wrong with science communication" presentation by Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, Cooperative Extension Specialist, Animal Biotechnology and Genomics, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, USA. Dr. Van Eenennaam says it is critical that communication be tailored to the needs of a specific audience for their to be real change in how people connect to agriculture [video].
The 2016 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference was held September 17-20, 2016, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.