Dr. Clayton Johnson, Director of Health for Management Systems at Carthage Vet Service participated in a special Vet Practice Training seminar immediately prior to the 2017 AASV meeting in Denver. I talked with Clayton about the take-aways from that program and how today's vet practices prepare to answer tomorrow's questions.
Opportunities Abound: A Toolbox for Beginning Farmers There are many opportunities for a young person to establish themselves in the pork industry. From niche and contract production to transitioning current enterprises to the next generation, Colin Johnson, Iowa State University swine extension specialist, and Dr. William Edwards, Iowa State University, explore the resources and tools available to make this a reality. [video].
The Consumer Connection: A Producer Perspective Cristen Clark (Iowa Pork Producer & Food Blogger), Jarrod Bakker (Iowa Pork Producer), and Gary Sovereign (Iowa Pork Producer) share their thoughts on how they are working to help find and sustain the consumer to farm connection - "We need to continue telling our story and finding shared values with the consuming public to build trust."
Cristen discusses how she shares her farm to table story, Jarrod talked about his experience being nominated for America’s Pig farmer of the Year, and Gary shares info on a project he spearheaded in his community that gives youth the opportunity to be involved in the industry and highlights their efforts to the public. [video].
Best Time Ever To Be In Agriculture, The Five Trends That Will Make It Even Better! Dr. Lowell Catlett retired as a Regents Professor in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business and Extension Economics and the Dean and Chief Administrative Officer of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University in July 2015. Dr. Catlett shares a futurist's view of technologies and their implications on the way we will live and work. [video].
Best Time Ever To Be In Agriculture, The Five Trends That Will Make It Even Better! - Dr. Lowell Catlett, Regents Professor in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business and Extension Economics and the Dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University, Retired, from the 2017 Iowa Pork Congress, January 25-26, Des Moines, IA, USA.
The Consumer Connection: A Producer Perspective - Cristen Clark, Iowa Pork Producer & Food Blogger; Jarrod Bakker, Iowa Pork Producer; Gary Sovereign, Iowa Pork Producer, from the 2017 Iowa Pork Congress, January 25-26, Des Moines, IA, USA.