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Industry Perspective: Developing Human Capital for the U.S. Swine Genetics Field

Industry Perspective: Developing Human Capital for the U.S. Swine Genetics FieldIndustry Perspective: Developing Human Capital for the U.S. Swine Genetics Field Dr. Tom Rathje, DNA Genetics, shares thoughts on the future of the swine industry and animal genetics. Dr. Rathje mentions that problems being faced are complex. Geneticists, and the suppliers they work for, need help to be successful and are limited by current technology and knowledge.

Dr. Rathje concludes with an outline of what students today need: Application of statistics and experimental design to non-breeding data sets, Know how to run a genetic analysis, know how to get data into and out of databases, and use tools like R to build tools to analyze data in those databases [video].

Dr. Tom Rathje - Industry Perspective: Developing Human Capital for the U.S. Swine Genetics Field


Industry Perspective: Developing Human Capital for the U.S. Swine Genetics Field - Dr. Tom Rathje, DNA Genetics, from the 2017 North American PRRS/National Swine Improvement Federation Joint Meeting, December 1‐3, 2017, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Dr. Maynard Hogberg - University Perspective: Developing Human Capital for the U.S. Swine Genetics Field


University Perspective: Developing Human Capital for the U.S. Swine Genetics Field - Dr. Maynard Hogberg, Iowa State University, from the 2017 North American PRRS/National Swine Improvement Federation Joint Meeting, December 1‐3, 2017, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

SwineCast 0531, What Does The New Health Bill Hold For Agriculture?

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SwineCast 0344 for October 3 2008

SwineCast 0344 Show Notes:

  • How are Wall Street's problems and your incentive system related?  Dr Dennis DiPietre looks at his recent blog post on the Headliners tab above
  • Higher unemployment numbers may expand your hiring pool but onboarding will have a larger impact on your retention.  And that's what hiring is all about
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