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May 10, 2013

What types of systems are needed for social sustainability egg production?

Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply Research - Dr. Janice Swanson, Chair, Dept of Animal Sciences, Michigan State University, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Janice Swanson, Chair, Dept of Animal Sciences, Michigan State University, details the systems of production for eggs, with the focus on social sustainability. The research Dr. Swanson shares points out the structures and systems that would address the concerns consumers have with egg production: bird space, habitat, and living.

December 21, 2012

In a recent report, from the University of Michigan, agriculture was identified as one environmental stressors on the Great Lakes.

Agriculture is one of the key stressors of the Great Lakes ecosystem. A study from the University of Michigan identifies key issues and stressors plus provides tools to look at the lakes in a way to help plan to the future uses of water, land, and lake environment.

November 27, 2012

Antimicrobials are used in plants? Yes they are! Dr. George Sundin provides information on how antimicrobials are used in plant agriculture.

Antimicrobial Use in Plant Agriculture - Dr. George Sundin, Michigan State University, from the 2012 NIAA One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Resistance and Use Symposium, November 13-15, 2012, Columbus, OH, USA.

March 16, 2012

What are some of the feed and forage issues coming up? And how should dairy operations plan and manage to keep viable options available?

Managing for Optimum Forage Quality - David Fischer, University of Illinois Extension Dairy Director (retired), from the 2012 Midwest Dairy Conference, held March 6, 2012, Lansing, Michigan, USA and March 7, 2012, Sauder Village-Archbold, Ohio, USA.