SwineCast Industry

Earning Consumer Trust

Farm to Fork: Healthy Animals, Healthy Food, Healthy PeopleFarm to Fork: Healthy Animals, Healthy Food, Healthy People Dr. Justin Ransom (Customer-Focused Supply Chain Strategist), Dr. Tamika Sims (International Food Information Council Foundation), and Dr. Carissa Odland (Pipestone Veterinary Services) each present a view on the farm to fork path of today and into the future.

Dr. Ransom shares the view of the supply chain and its evolution. Dr. Sims shares consumer focused feedback on food & health. And Dr. Odland shares examples of how producers can earn the trust of the consumers [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].

What You Need To Know About Manure Nutrient Utilization & Water Quality

Manure Nutrient Utilization & Water QualityManure Nutrient Utilization & Water Quality In this moderated session, Dan Andersen with Iowa State University explains how to put a dollar value on manure, how to offset commercial fertilizer costs with manure, and timing application to maximize nutrient utilization. And Rick Juchems, a pork producer from Iowa, offers insight on how he has incorporated manure into his cover crop program. Sean McMahon, Executive Director of the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance, is the moderator. [video].

ISU Vet Diagnostic Labs Shares Swine Health Trends

Swine Health Trends from ISU Vet Diagnostic LabSwine Health Trends from ISU Vet Diagnostic Lab Health is always at the forefront of producers’ thoughts as they strive to provide daily care for their animals. This presentation provides a look at emerging health trends that are prevalent in our industry through the eyes of the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at Iowa State University. Also highlighted are the recent developments of Senecavirus A cases in Iowa, and offer some practical ways producers can prevent it from showing up on their farms. [video].
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