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Dr. Lyons' assessment of China is a refreshing one because of his direct engagement of the culture, language, and the food.

Global Consumer Trends and the Opportunity for American Agriculture - Dr. Mark Lyons, Global Vice President & Head of Greater China, Alltech, from the 2017 NIAA Annual Conference, U.S. Animal Agriculture's Future Role In World Food Production - Obstacles & Opportunities, April 4 - 6, Columbus, OH, USA.

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Help Ag students learn about consumer views on food.
Tell It Like It Is About Your Food!
AgChat Foundation, Truffle Media Networks

What are the concerns of swine vets and farm operations? The Leman Conference provides insight.
Allen D. Leman Swine Conference
Allen D. Leman Swine Conference

The #Scicomm: Challenge Facing Animal Agriculture - Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, Cooperative Extension Specialist, Animal Biotechnology and Genomics, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, USA, from the 2016 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference, September 17-20, 2016, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, USA, shares how communication of science is not working between people in agriculture and those outside of agriculture.

Rensselaer Swine Services and Bethany Swine Health Services brought together actionable information to help their customers thrive.
2016 Rensselaer Swine Services and Bethany Swine Health Services

Cultivating Conversations: Approaches to Consumer Engagement - Phil Keiser, President and CEO, Culver’s; Leah McGrath, RD, LDN, Corporate Dietitian, Ingles Markets; Jenny Schweigert, Executive Director, AgChat Foundation.

What can organizations and companies do to to listen, engage, and connect with people and food and agriculture?

From the 2016 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit, Securing Animal Agriculture's Future: Action Please, May 5 - 6, 2016, Arlington, VA, USA.

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Activism at the Altar: Use of Religion in the Animal Rights Debate - Dr. Wes Jamison, Associate Professor of Public Relations, Palm Beach Atlantic University; Dr. Paul Copan, Professor and Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics, Palm Beach Atlantic University; Dr. Walter Kaiser, President Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Old Testament and Ethics, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Dr. Wes Jamison, Dr. Paul Copan, and Dr. Walter Kaiser tackle the question "Should the alter of religion be a place of activism on food and agriculture?"

College students share their interests and approaches to engaging consumers interested in learning more about agriculture, food, and their connection to day to day living.

Building Future Problem Solvers - Dr. Elizabeth Stulberg, Policy Analyst, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Jessica Miller, Graduate Student, Animal Science, Oklahoma State University; Jennifer Weinberg, Senior, Political Communications, George Washington University; Heather Abeita, Junior, Agricultural Biology, New Mexico State University.

Mr. Gary Huddleston, Manager, Feed Manufacturing Safety & Environmental Affairs, American Feed Industry Association, helps explain the impacts of the Veterinary Feed Directive to the livestock feed businesses. Mr. Huddleston runs through the details on documentation and processes that must be put in place to be compliant with the regulations. Key message: work with all your service providers and suppliers to insure they are informed and prepared before January 1, 2017.

Pork Capital focuses on regulation and understanding pit foam safety.
2016 Iowa Pork Congress
2016 Iowa Pork Congress