Review & Survey Evaluation Dr. Brian Lubbers, with support from Dr. Eric Moore, summarizes the NIAA antibiotic symposiums to date and details the outcomes of the past symposiums as it relates to moving forward with actions. Dr. Lubbers focuses on the post symposium survey results on previous attendees and outlines takeaways. Dr. Lubbers, based on survey take aways, says that the NIAA focus needs to make a connection with the regulatory groups, create antimicrobial 101 sessions, and to increase the marketing of the antimicrobial sessions so that other people in & outside of agriculture attend.
Swine Health Programs Update Dr. Troy Bigelow, DVM, USDA, APHIS, VS, points out activities within the comprehensive integrated surveillance (CIS) activities, as it relates to swine diseases. Dr. Bigelow outlines research being conducted and data points being monitored. Dr. Bigelow closes with a review of the Swine Health Business Plan and how the program activities will be moving forward with partners like the National Pork Board.
Pork Commitment To Future Mr. Allan Stokes, Director of Environmental Programs, National Pork Board, runs through the issues of food for large numbers of people in 2050 and then focuses on the activity pork producers are taking. Mr. Stokes highlights the environmental value points that the National Pork Board is working to address in their "We Care" initiatives. Mr. Stokes also details the four pillars of environmental sustainability, which consist of the footprints for carbon, land, water, and air. Mr. Stokes closes with the outline for the "Sustainable Pork Framework".
Water: Not Going To Be Any Ms. Aubrey Bettencourt, Executive Director with California Water Alliance, passionately shares her views on the trends in the politicization of water in California and the rest of the US. Ms. Bettencourt says we [in agriculture] need to tell consumers and the public at large what we want them to know [about the water crisis]. "We have to speak to it with confidence and show that we know what we are doing".
Negative Media Needs Your Attention Ms. Janet Riley, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Member Services at North American Meat Institute, provides thoughts on media coverage and conversations and how reporting can be skewed against agriculture. Ms. Riley offers several approaches to helping address the story gap: be active in the conversations through proactive engagement; don’t just tell – show through the use of visuals, videos, like glass walls; and communicate directly using multiple vehicles from Twitter to the Jon Stewart show.
Truck Wash Study - Dr. Butch Baker, DVM, Interim Director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center, ISU
Extension and Outreach, Iowa State University, from the 2015 NIAA Annual Conference titled Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture, March 23 - March 26, 2015, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
The Sustainable Pork Framework - Mr. Allan Stokes, Director of Environmental Programs, National Pork Board, from the 2015 NIAA Annual Conference titled Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture, March 23 - March 26, 2015, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
How Ongoing Negative Media Coverage Is Impacting Animal Agriculture and What We Can Do About It - Ms. Janet Riley, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Member Services at North American Meat Institute, from the 2015 NIAA Annual Conference titled Water and the Future of Animal Agriculture, March 23 - March 26, 2015, Indianapolis, IN, USA.