Managing Water Quality on the Farm Mary Foy, Proxy Clean, talks about water, quality, and animal health. Ms. Foy highlights the core issues where water is part of the problem. Ms. Foy details steps to better understand the water quality and how to diagnose issues with water [video].
Let’s Talk BBQ Steve Demaray, Lynch Livestock, shares why barbecues are community builders and great for events. Mr. Demaray outlines some of his cooker secrets, helps the audience better understand saucing, and shares best approaches to serving your barbecue [video].
Agriculture, Human Health, and Environment: Confessions Of A Greenpeace Dropout Dr. Patrick Moore, Ecosense, is a former leader of Greenpeace who shares his thoughts on how environmental and climate science today, as it is shared, is clouded by believes that are not sustainable by actual science. Dr. Moore dives into the specifics of current policy and views of governments and organizations related to food, agriculture, and the environment. [video].
Iowa Environmental Regulations & Nuisance Case Update Eldon McAfee, Brick Gentry Law Firm, covers what is happening with ag nuisance cases, manure handling, and livestock truck wash regulation. As always, Mr. McAfee details the issues and offers an analysis on what farm operators can expect on future regulation activities [video].
Livestock & Poultry Economic Outlook Dr. Steve Meyer, EMI Express Markets, provides key factors in livestock economics for the year. Dr. Meyer provides a depth of analysis that will help management teams to think about how to position themselves well. Low costs, good crops, and animal diseases (PEDv) has been moderated. Some risk factors: Highly Pathogenic Asian Influenza (HPAI), slower demand, macro economics positive but not robust. [video].