CropVillage update for February 26, 2010, Farmers Answer Consummers' Food Questions

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Leadership Involvement Ideas

MP3 fileFred Rogge, Washington, Kansas, shares his thoughts on community leadership involvement after winning the Community Leadership award at the 2010 AgConnect Expo in Orlando, Florida.

Reducing Ammonia Volatilization By Feeding Char

From PoultryCast: MP3 fileResearchers at the University of Georgia are looking at ways to use utilize biofuel byproducts discover a process to limit ammonia volitilization by feeding 'char' to broilers.

Updating The Mycotoxin Factsheet

From SwineCast: MP3 fileDr. Joel DeRouchey provides an update of the recently updated AASV mycotoxin fact sheet. He provides his takeaways for producers and nutritionists.

Agriculture Telling its Story With Social Media

Farmers Answer Consummers' Food Questions Farmers address consumer questions around food quality, organics, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and the use of herbicides/pesticides/fertilizers on crops.

Farming Your Online Community: Social Networks and Beyond Michele Payn-Knoper, Cause Matters Corp., says "If you do not learn how to use social media to tell your story in agriculture, others will, and possibly already are!"

Food Consumer Insight Panel #Foodchat brought together four non-agricultural food consumers to share their thoughts on issues and concerns on food and its production. This was an opportunity for those in agriculture to listen.

Farmers and Ranchers Are Using New / Social Media FollowFarmer has a set of curated set of Twitter based agricultural participants. And here are a few crop focused professionals using social media to tell their story.

Crop brief: What is on your mind?

Over the last several months CropVillage ran a series of surveys and here are the top issues on your mind: Cost of inputs, Risk management, and Equipment and technology. Not as much of a concern: Estate Taxes.
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Orlando Gil

Link to blogThe 2010 Census – Helping Your Community by Helping Latinos Be Counted Spread the word about the 2010 Census. Tell your Latino employees about their right to privacy and how important their response is. Tell them that it is safe to fill out the form and that it is important to be counted.

Meggie Foster

Link to blogNAIS is Out, Animal Disease Traceability is in – Translate, Please! It’s no secret that the USDA’s National Animal ID System (NAIS) has encountered its fair share of critisism during its first six years on the drawing board. In fact, following hearing sessions hosted by the USDA last year, industry buffs called the program unworkable and unnecessary. Hence, in its current form, NAIS has been called off and USDA officials have rallied to create a new, more flexible framework for Animal Disease Traceability in the United States.

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