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Neil Hammerschmidt - Animal Disease Traceability Update by USDA


Animal Disease Traceability Update by USDA - Neil Hammerschmidt, Program Manager, Animal Disease Traceability, USDA/APHIS/VS, from the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.



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Dr. Katherine Ralston - Antibiotic Residues and Traceability


Antibiotic Residues and Traceability - Dr. Katherine Ralston, Public Health Veterinarian/Enforcement Investigations Analysis Officer, USDA/FSIS, from the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.



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Dr. Boyd Parr - Update on USDA Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health


Update on USDA Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health - Dr. Boyd Parr, State Veterinarian, Clemson University Livestock & Poultry Health, from the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.



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Kevin Maher - Uniform Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection


Uniform Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection - Kevin Maher, President, GlobalVetLink, from the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, April 11 - 14, San Antonio, TX USA.



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Food Web 2020 Offers Conversation Starters

The Institute for the Future is providing information tools to help people have a conversation about the future of food and its production.

Food sustains and nourishes us, but it also increasingly connects us to a global food web that is intertwined with politics, economics, environmental concerns, culture, and science. This global food web is undergoing rapid change, presenting considerable challenges and significant opportunities.

In this, the first set of publications from the Global Food Outlook Program, we have painted a picture of these challenges and opportunities that we invite you to explore.

Tags To Help Organize Agriculture Blogs

Janice Person posted a question about using a new hash tag, #agblog, to help people discover agriculture blogs. Below is my comment.

Using #agblog as a Twitter hash tag paired with a tweet about an ag related blog (example: "Got a Farm Blog? #AgBlog it http://agtoday.us/bkLXu3 ") is different from a blog post that has been tagged by the writer with #agblog. On re-reading JP's thoughts, I think what she is really suggesting is using Twitter to highlight links to new ag blog posts, with the hash tag #agblog being the grouping element.



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Ag briefs: What are top concerns across agriculture?

Ag briefs: What are top concerns across agriculture?

Below are highlights from a survey asked of agri-business professionals: "Which topics are on your list of concerns for the coming year?"

Beef
Top concerns: Cost of inputs, Climate change issues / Cap & Trade Legislation, Other environmental regulations
At bottom of list: Estate taxes


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Truffle Media update for May 20, 2009, build those relationships before we need them

New media & social information that might be of value to you:
  • From Sandy Carter, IBM VP of SOA and WebSphere Strategy, Channels, and Marketing, 'Is social media right for every business?'... Sandy's response "I think that this question is the wrong one. The right one is -- what is your overall goal for your company and its business model? What is your compelling value proposition that truly sets you apart? Then you can decide which social media tools to add to your overall company strategy and execution." Read more from Sandy at Marketing Profs article and listen to her interview (part 1 and part 2).
  • Chris Brogan (ChrisBrogan.com) has an eBook Trust Economies: Investigation into the New ROI of the Web that starts with "If You Build It, They Won’t Come". The book reminds us that relationships come before the sale and that we need to build those relationships before we need them. This is an easy read and highly recommended to share with friends and associates.
  • PodCamp Boston New Media Social Media Conference, August 8-9, 2009, University of Massachusetts - Boston. This is a hotspot of new and social media. Register soon as tickets are limited to 350. Can't get to Boston? There are several other regional new/social media conferences: Columbus, Ohio; Tempe, Arizona; Houston, Texas.


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How does USDA Play in new adminsitration view on information openness?

What is the USDA's view on open information? Here is a perspective from a group moderated by Dan Bricklin, in the form of a podcast and blog, about IT initiatives and the new Obama administration:


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Marketing CDs are DEAD!

by schoschie

Are you still handing out CDs as part of a marketing promotion campaign? Are they working? How do you know? Are you measuring your expense and return on this physical media?

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