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The World Ag Expo continues to expand its influence as a showcase for California agriculture in general and dairy production specifically. Our friends at Progressive Dairymen put together a list of some new and updated interesting products from the event.

The DairyCast team is planning several additional post-event conversations with participants whose presentations and observations we found particularly compelling.

What did you see/hear during the World Ag Expo you believe should be expounded on?  Many of our editorial topics come from community members that express an interest on a particular subject.  I'd like to hear what your thoughts are. 

Tools To Help You


Agriculture Telling its Story

  • What Are Agriculture-Associated Diseases? - Agriculture is an integrated part of society, keeping people feed and supplied with commodities to make life better. However, most people do not think about the disease impacts of agriculture to humans and society.
  • From SwineCast, Video: Antibiotic Use and Public Policy - Dr. Scott Hurd, Iowa State University, provides a clear understanding of how research, policy, and public opinion are coming to together around antibiotic use in animal agriculture.
  • What is the Future of Ag Ed? - What are some of the issues to keeping agriculture education alive? How does FFA, 4-H, and Extentions work to keep people engaged? This AgChat discussion aims to help highlight opportunities and concerns in ag ed.
  • Agvocacy 2.0: Adding a Human Voice to the Farm - At South by Southwest (aka SxSW) on March 13, Emily Zweber (dairy), Jeff Fowle (rancher), Chris Chinn (pork), and Zach Hunnicutt (crops) will share how farmers are using social and new media to bridge the gap between the 2% of the population who are farmers, and the remaining 98% of people who are not. The panel, moderated by Marla Schulman, are all family farmers who are driven and deeply committed to agriculture and want to share what they have with others.

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We will be bringing you usable information from the World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA in the next week.

Thanks, again, for listening!

Ned Arthur
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