Are you a rational decision-maker? What do your employees think? A good take-away from the keynote speaker at the recent Leman Swine conference, Dr. Terry Hurley, economist at the University of Minnesota, discussed the issue and offered his insights. You'll want to mull this one over when you have some windshield time to think [audio].
Also in this update, banker Jeffrey Swanhorst, Executive Vice-President of Credit and Chief Credit Officer for AgriBank, looks at the influence of the 2012 drought an its impact on our long-term pricing and cost structure [audio].
The SwineCast team just wrapped up the National Institute for Animal Agriculture's 2012 Antibiotic Discussion Conference, A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use and Resistance with presentations coming online next week. There were several great thoughts on the future aspect of this important tool in our animal care kit. And coming up the week after Thanksgiving (U.S.) is the National Swine Improvement Federation meeting in Kansas City closely followed by the International PRRS Conference. Stay Tuned!
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Audio: What Has Been The Drought 2012 Impact to Agriculture? - The short-term effects of the 2012 drought are readily apparent though we hope the feed price peaks are behind us. Looking through a banker's glasses at the waves resulting from a short crop... and what scenario for 2013 most concerns Jeffrey Swanhorst, Executive Vice-President of Credit and Chief Credit Officer for AgriBank [audio].
Audio: Can You Make Rational Management Decisions? - Rational decisions are decidedly in the best interest of your business. So why don't we make them all the time? Dr. Terry Hurley, economist at the University of Minnesota, discussed the issue and offered his insights to the 2012 Leman conference [audio].
Audio: What Are The Many Generations in Agriculture? - There are currently four generations in agriculture but who are they? Amy Lynch, Bridgeworks, LLC, offers a perspective on the many generations of people involved in agriculture and how these groups of people respond to communication and idea sharing. From the 2012 National eXtension Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, USA, October 2, 2012 [audio].
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