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February 27, 2018

What are some of the risks producers must keep in their eyesight when managing their operations?

Mr. Sterling Liddell and Ms. Christine McCracken, Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research, share data and summarize the economics of the protein markets. Mr. Liddell and Ms. McCracken also share detailed information on consumer trends plus highlight some of the risks producers must keep in their eyesight when managing their operations [video].

January 26, 2018

Using data in agriculture and food is critical to understanding consumers driving trends.

Ms. Francia Maras, Client Insights Consultant, IRi, shares how organizations can leverage the vast amounts of data to gain insight into customers, better understand trends, or plan for growth. Ms. Maras provides examples focused on the business of pork, highlighting how the cooked dinner sausage volume grew and the data behind it to help plan for consumer preference changes [video].

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].

October 1, 2017

What is McDonald's approach to beef sustainability?

Mr. Jeffrey Fitzpatrick-Stilwell, Sustainability Senior Manager, McDonald's Restaurants of Canada, shares a case study about McDonald's approach to beef sustainability.

September 10, 2017

What are the issues in beef production and why are consumers interested?

This discussion is a formal debate by representatives from various sectors on the topics of beef's role in the agri-eco system and beef's place in feeding a growing population [video].

August 10, 2017

CommonGround is a platform for farmers to connect with consumers over coffee, baseball games, or food.

From the 2016 AgChat Cultivate & Connect Conference, Missy Morgan with Osborn & Barr shares the history and direction of CommonGround as a platform for farmers to connect with consumers over coffee, baseball games, and even the most unconventional of locations about agriculture, food, and families [audio].

July 3, 2017

What are younger adults (Millennials) doing to engage people in conversation on food and agriculture?

This panel called Sunrise Breakfast with Millennial Minds highlights what younger adults (Millennials) are doing to engage people in conversation on food and agriculture. This session also highlights what is on their minds and what they want from other age groups [video].
June 3, 2017

How did Jay Hill get started in agriculture and how does he work through problems?

Jay Hill, as a Millennial (between 21 and 38 years old), offers funny stories on how he started in agriculture and how he just works through problems to create great opportunities for a community of people [video].
May 10, 2017

What Do 10 Billion People Really Need?

More than Nine Billion to Feed in 2050 - Dr. Douglas Southgate, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University, 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.

More presentations at http://www.trufflemedia.com/agmedia/conference/2017_niaa_us_animal_ag_fu...

May 10, 2017

Refreshing assessment of China and the future of ag opportunities.

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.

More presentations at http://www.trufflemedia.com/agmedia/conference/2017_niaa_us_animal_ag_fu...

March 13, 2017

Are you all in on your food and how you choose it? Do you feel there is more to food than jut eating it? Then you can help! Share your views on the 2017 Collegiate Congress Food Panel.

The AgChat Foundation ( http://agchat.org/) is looking for four non-agriculture majors students or recent graduates to participate on a food panel April 1 between 11am & 2pm at the 2017 Collegiate Congress, being held at Monsanto ( Olive Blvd & Lindbergh Blvd campus, map link: http://agtoday.us/2lQx1hp ).

November 10, 2016

Communication of science is not working between people in agriculture and those outside of agriculture. What can agriculturalists do? Dr. Van Eenennaam offers and approach.

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.

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.

May 20, 2016

Should the alter of religion be a place of activism on food and agriculture?

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?"

May 20, 2016

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

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.

More presentations at http://trufflemedia.com/agmedia/conference/2016-securing-ag-future-actio...

May 19, 2016

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.

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.

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.

March 2, 2016

What are the issues in pork that Iowa producers need to stay focused on?

There were many conversations in Iowa on the freedom to do business and adding equipment plus expertise to improve profits. Attorney Eldon McAfee shared the status on active nuisance cases; there are more in the courtroom this year than in recent memory as producers look for common ground with incoming neighborhoods [video].

October 1, 2015

The 2015 Carolina Swine Health Seminar focused this year on antibiotics and the new directions via the Veterinary Feed Directive. Also timely is the presentation by Dr. Robert Desrosiers on Emerging Diseases:The Past and Future.

The 2015 Carolina Swine Health Seminar focused this year on antibiotics and the new directions via the Veterinary Feed Directive. Also timely is the presentation by Dr. Robert Desrosiers on Emerging Diseases:The Past and Future.

September 28, 2015

Everything is connected, how do we define the future of sustainability.

Science-based Metrics – Tools to Improve Your Operation - Dr. Marty Matlock, PhD, PE, BCEE, Executive Director, Office of Sustainability, University of Arkansas, from the 2015 NIAA Annual Conference titled 'Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture', March 23 - 26, 2015, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

More presentations at http://www.trufflemedia.com/agmedia/conference/2015_niaa_water_future_an...

September 28, 2015

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is being used against agricultural operations. This approach is novel and could severely impact all farm operations that have manure.

Ms. Deb Kristensen, Partner at Givens Pursley, LLP, shares her presentation "When Animal Manure is Regulated like Municipal Dumps", from the recent National Institute for Animal Agriculture meeting in Indianapolis.

Ms. Kristensen points out that new tactics are being developed, using the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) against agricultural operations. This approach is novel and could severely impact all farm operations that have manure.

September 1, 2015

The Pork Academy is a series of presentations held at the World Pork Expo that highlights Pork Checkoff funded research aimed at helping pork farm operations, management, and staff.

Through the Pork Checkoff, research and tools are developed to help understand / manage disease issues like PEDV, provide updates on consumer preferences, and share position conversations around antibiotics. These presentations help management and staff communicate with consumers, and integrate economics into daily farm decision making process.

July 2, 2015

This year there was less focus on porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv, though it is still a concern). More sessions highlighted trade, economics, and sow live time productivity. And of course there was lots of BBQ and tenderloin sandwiches to be had.

Antibiotics, Trade, and Pork Quality The 2015 World Pork Expo (June 3 - 5, 2015, Des Moines, IA, USA) offered other interests beyond the past several years of PEDv: International Trade and Pork Quality sessions offered inside on how consumer are driving business. Also on the conversation channels: Antibiotics and new changes shared by the U.S. FDA.

Of note:

  • The U.S. FDA released new information on the use of antibiotics and agriculture. Dr. Jennifer Koeman, National Pork Board, and Dr. Harry Snelson, American Association Swine Veterinarians, break down the new changes and their implications. Dr. Koeman and Dr. Snelson also provide producers guidance points on what to do to prepare farms and staff [video].
  • Dr. Chris Hostetler, National Pork Board, points out the definition of Sow Lifetime Productivity and provides data that challenges some of the traditional views of improving Sow Lifetime Productivity. Dr. Hostetler offers research that can help improve productivity. Key take away: Improvement in sow lifetime productivity will substantially impact profitability of all phases of production [video].