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August 15, 2018

Mr. Thomas A. Burke, Food Traceability Scientist, Global Food Traceability Center, Institute of Food Technologists, offers thoughts on emerging technologies in animal and food traceability, in the context of one health.

One Health, Traceability, and Emerging Technologies Mr. Thomas A. Burke, Food Traceability Scientist, Global Food Traceability Center, Institute of Food Technologists, offers thoughts on emerging technologies in animal and food traceability, in the context of one health. The need to keep ahead of animal diseases and causes is critical. Mr. Burke highlights the background of one health: the interplay between animal health, human health, and the environment.

August 15, 2018

Animal ID is a key part of helping understand where animals are before a disaster occurs so planning and animal safety can be taken care of when needed.

July 15, 2018

This annual conference brings together specialists and domain experts in the fields of animal and human health to share conversations and research on specific diseases, species, and operations concerns. This year's focus is on Livestock Traceability.

The 2018 NIAA Annual Conference, Livestock Traceability [all presentations] brings together specialists and domain experts in the fields of animal and human health to share conversations and research on specific diseases, species, and operations concerns. This year's focus is on Livestock Traceability.


June 11, 2018

The 2018 Stakeholders Summit, themed "Protect Your Roots", inspired attendees representing all facets of animal agriculture to be proud of their past and current roles in the industry and challenged them to be forward-thinking about how we can continue to grow into the future.

The Animal Agriculture Alliance's Stakeholders Summit [all presentations] brings in new perspectives on the future of consumer preferences and animal agriculture activism.


May 11, 2018

This conference highlights the research and practical applications of crop science to be ready for the future of farming.

The 2018 Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference [all presentations] brings research and actionable information for midwest crop farming.


November 28, 2017

What are the issues of the coming population growth?

Dr. Douglas Southgate, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University, reflects on the coming population growth, the concerns that will face governments and businesses, and the economics of this future [video].

May 10, 2017

Growing world food supplies are of concern to people in agriculture and governments as they look to the year 2050 and the expected population of 10 billion people. What is needed to help support that future state?

Growing world food supplies are of concern to people in agriculture and governments as they look to the year 2050 and the expected population of 10 billion people. The 2017 NIAA Annual Conference: U.S.

January 13, 2017

What is infectious disease surveillance versus monitoring?

Developments in infectious disease surveillance - Dr. Jeff Zimmerman, Vet Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Iowa State University, from the 2016 North American PRRS Symposium, December 3‐4, 2016, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

January 13, 2017

How is big data useful in animal health?

Big data and models: Are they really useful in disease management? - Dr. Jim Lowe, University of Illinois, from the 2016 North American PRRS Symposium, December 3‐4, 2016, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Dr. Jim Lowe, University of Illinois, looks at big data and asks if they are really useful in animal health. Dr. Lowe suggests that animal agriculture is a very complicated and confusing set of systems with variations in many sub-areas, for example biological, mechanical, and human behavior.

January 13, 2017

How has the Swine Health Information Center fared since its beginning?

This is a look back on the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) as it passes through its second year. In the next several months, Dr. Paul Sundberg, SHIC's Executive Director, will be sharing updates to producers and looking for feedback on how the center is working.

Below is a timeline of several key SHIC related presentations to help understand the background and the direction SHIC is currently taking.

January 13, 2017

What are the growing issues of antibiotic resistance and food?

Leadership and Responsibility for Antibiotic Stewardship - Kathy Talkington, Project Director, Antimicrobial Resistance, The Pew Charitable Trusts, from the 2016 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium - Working Together For Better Solutions, November 1 - 3, 2016, Herndon, Virginia, USA.

Kathy Talkington, Project Director, Antimicrobial Resistance, The Pew Charitable Trusts, shares data and information with the 2016 NIAA Antibiotic Symposium audience about the growing issues of antibiotic resistance.

December 10, 2016

This annual conference featuring both researchers and practitioners shares actionable data and information to help understand and manage Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS).

The 2016 North American PRRS conference held December 3‐4, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, offers academia and industry information on research and solutions being developed to tackle PRRS and related swine illnesses.

November 10, 2016

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.

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.

September 29, 2016

Learn more about some of the sessions you missed with SwineCast's coverage of the 2016 Power Of The Past, Force Of The Future Customer Appreciation event, August 16, 2016, hosted by Rensselaer Swine Services and Bethany Swine Health Services, Jasper Country Fairgrounds, IN, USA.

Learn more about some of the sessions you missed with SwineCast's coverage of the 2016 Power Of The Past, Force Of The Future Customer Appreciation event [conference page], August 16, 2016, hosted by Rensselaer Swine Services and Bethany Swine Health Services, Jasper Country Fairgrounds, IN, USA.

July 5, 2016

What are the approaches to better consumer awareness and engagement on the topics of food and agriculture?

This Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit event brought together a great mix of people to help connect, educate, and protect agriculture, farming, and food.

July 5, 2016

What is the consumer perspective on the food side of the agriculture equation?

Supply Channel Insights: How Can Animal Agriculture Provide Solutions to Retail Challenges? - David Fikes, Vice President, Communications and Consumer/Community Affairs, Food Marketing Institute; Steve Potts, Campus General Manager, Levy Restaurant Group/Georgia World Congress Center.

July 5, 2016

How does getting your story heard and working with the media to extend its reach actually work?

Getting our Story Heard: Working with Media - Jay Byrne, CEO, V-Fluence.

July 5, 2016

How can companies connect, engage, and encouraging people to reach out around food and agriculture?

Reaching Out: Enlisting Allies - Mia Roberts, Vice President Strategic Operations, American Egg Board; Lou Nave, Executive Director, Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee; Jeff Kayser, Director of Production, Suidae Health and Production Swine Veterinary Clinic

July 5, 2016

What are the key message for food producers when they are connecting with consumers?

Communicating About Food Myths with Consumers in the Social Media Age - Yvette D'Entremont, "The Sci Babe".

Yvette D'Entremont, "The Sci Babe", aims to help people really understand food and what information sources are more helpful than others. Ms. D'Entremont uses current issues like antibiotics in agriculture and food labeling to highlight how information is created and shared out. Key message for food producers: Know the facts, be connected and social, and don't afraid to be funny.

May 20, 2016

What are the conversations on antibiotics and agriculture? What are the consumer concerns and how are farms and ranchers addressing the questions. What about the agriculture pharmaceutical companies and the changes they are taking on?

Antibiotic Use in Animal Agriculture: Changing the Narrative - Dr. Leah Dorman, Director, Food Integrity and Consumer Engagement, Phibro Animal Health; Dr. Richard Raymond, Food Safety and Public Health Consultant, former Undersecretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Christopher Doering, Reporter, USA Today.

What are the conversations on antibiotics and agriculture? What are the consumer concerns and how are farms and ranchers addressing the questions. What about the agriculture pharmaceutical companies and the changes they are taking on?

May 20, 2016

What Do Consumers Really Want? Jan Johnson, Principal with Millennium Research, Inc. provides some direction.

What Do Consumers Really Want? - Jan Johnson, Principal, Millennium Research, Inc.

What Do Consumers Really Want? Jan Johnson, Principal with Millennium Research, Inc. led a consumer panel focus group in front of the 200 plus attendees to the 2016 Animal Agriculture Alliance Summit.

The panel members did not know who was in the audience and they were not aware of the conference's focus.

The information from that panel is a must listen to for all people in farm operations, agriculture media, marketing, and public relations.

May 5, 2016

What are the thoughts of veterinarians?

The 2016 BI AASV Pre-Conference Seminar focused on "Start Healthy, End Strong – Learning from Outside the Pen". Through perspectives from beef, poultry, and aquaculture experts, swine veterinarians discovered many lessons that could be applied to their practices.

May 5, 2016

Highlights on how the thinking of economics of biosecurity plays out in swine producer decision making.

Dr. Glynn Tonsor, Associate Professor, Kansas State University, highlights how the thinking of economics of biosecurity plays out in swine producer decision making. Key message: lack of knowledge is likely NOT sole reason for partial implementation of recommended biosecurity measures. Many business look at trade-offs and incentives for action.

May 5, 2016

What are the impacts of the Veterinary Feed Directive to the livestock feed businesses?

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.