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October 17, 2014

Today people running farms must be out their sharing what happens and stay connected with consumers. Dr. Lusk suggests getting in the game to tell how farms run, explain the trade offs of being an agriculture business, and give consumers control.

Politics of Food Dr. Jayson Lusk, Professor of Agriculture Economics at Oklahoma State University, provided an economist's view on food. He shared his thoughts on the future of food and the path it is taking. It used to be true that what happened on the farm stayed on the farm.

April 14, 2014

Is there a role of the state government in managing water?

Beyond Bonds: How Else Can the State Help Fill the Gap? - Panel. From the Public Policy Institute of California Presentations & discussion held April 10, 2014, Sacramento, CA, USA.

April 14, 2014

What is pushing California water agencies to be more transparent to consumers?

Time to Talk Constitutional Reforms for Water Finance? - Panel. From the Public Policy Institute of California Presentations & discussion held April 10, 2014, Sacramento, CA, USA.

February 13, 2014

What is the state of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv)?

Heightened interest in animal health, specifically Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) continues to dominate seminar sessions at this winter's swine conferences. Dr. Butch Baker and Dr.

May 14, 2013

How would you talk about genetics to help other understand the concepts?

How Do You Talk to Livestock Producers About Genetics? - Dr. Debra Aaron, Professor, Statistics; Beef Cattle Genetics, Dept. of Animal and Food Sciences, University of Kentucky, from the 2013 NIAA Merging Values and Technology conference, April 15-17, 2013, Louisville, KY, USA.

Dr. Debra Aaron, Professor, Statistics; Beef Cattle Genetics, University of Kentucky, provides insight on how to communicate the ideas and concepts of genetics. She provides examples of college courses on genetics plus offers a highlight of the various course material. Dr. Aaron's take away:

March 25, 2013

How is Oklahoma supporting agriculture and what are the opportunities businesses need to know?

Shawna McWaters-Khalousi of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, highlights what Oklahoma as a state is doing about promoting and advancing agriculture as one of their top industries. From the 2013 Agriculture Public Relations Council annual conference in Oklahoma City, OK, USA.

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January 7, 2013

Winter months for the many in agriculture are a time catchup on training and meet up with friends and colleagues. The pork industry is no exception. Coming up in January are several key events.

The Minnesota Pork Congress and the Iowa Pork Congress are in a few weeks. Both events offer an opportunity to meet up with friends and colleagues, learn about what the economics of 2013 might look like, and to learn some new information to help improve your farm operations.