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Collette Kaster - Who Are These Auditors Coming on My Farm? - PORK Academy


Who Are These Auditors Coming on My Farm? - PORK Academy - Collette Kaster, PAACO, from the 2017 World Pork Expo, June 7 - 9, 2017, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Auditors Coming on To Your Farm? What Should You Expect of Them?

Who Are These Auditors Coming on My Farm? - PORK AcademyWho Are These Auditors Coming on My Farm? Ms. Collette Kaster, PAACO, helps farm operations managers and staff understand what goes into becoming a certified farm auditor and what should be expected of the auditor. Ms. Kaster shares the reasoning behind certification and the value it brings to all involved. Ms. Kaster also shares what the future of auditing may bring and what is needed to improve the process [video].

Bring Connections Together To Influence

Implementing a Farm Influencer TourImplementing a Farm Influencer Tour What does it take to bring in influencers to help share the word about food and farming? This panel conversation highlights how the Kansas Farm Bureau and Kansas Soybean brought together a team to create #FarmFoodTour. Panel includes Meagan Cramer, Director of Communications & Marketing, Kansas Farm Bureau, moderator; Jancey Hall, Program Manager, Kansas Soybean; Stacey Forshee, Grain and Beef Farmer; LaVell Winsor, Grain Farmer; Abby Heidari, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, from the 2017 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit, Connect To Protect, May 3 - 4, 2017, Kansas City, MO, USA. [video].

When Media Knocks, What Are You To Do?

Setting the Record Straight: Working With Biased MediaSetting the Record Straight: Working With Biased Media This panel presentation highlights what happened when a the Chicago Tribune asked the Illinois Pork Producers for information about and access to pork farms. Jennifer Tirey, Executive Director, Illinois Pork Producers, Phil Borgic, Owner & Operator, Borgic Farms, and Cindy Cunningham, Assistant Vice President, Communications, National Pork Board, share how the story developed, what actions they took, and how data was used to understand the impacts to the business of pork [video].

SwineCast 0972, NPB - World Pork Expo PORK Academy Presentation Schedule Review

SwineCast 0972 Show Notes:

SwineCast 0970, NPPC - World Pork Expo Update From Show Director Doug Fricke

SwineCast 0970 Show Notes:

SwineCast 0967, AASV - Looking At Recruitment And Outreach With Dr. Lisa Tokach

SwineCast 0967 Show Notes:
  • At the 2017 American Association of Swine Veterinarians Lisa Tokach of Abilene Animal Hospital shares on industry outreach to students and consumers.  

SwineCast 0966, AASV - Managing The Vet Practice To Provide Optimum Service

SwineCast 0966 Show Notes:
  • 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.

Get Your Toolbox for Beginning Farmers

Opportunities Abound: A Toolbox for Beginning Farmers 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].

Pork Consumer Connections And Producer Perspectives

The Consumer Connection: A Producer PerspectiveThe 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].
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