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Management series: Leading Across Boundaries

Panel discussion from MIT OpenCourseWare on the topic of leading across boundaries.

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Management series: Leadership In An Age Of Uncertainty

Panel discussion from MIT OpenCourseWare on the topic of leadership in age of uncertainty.

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Risk based inspection series, segment 04

This is part four, the last, of a multi part risk based inspection series to provide you information on what issues are important to risk based inspection (RBI).

Episode four is about 30 minutes long and features preliminary information on implementing risk based inspections, led by Mr. Bobby Palesano, the Deputy Executive Associate of Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

SwineCast RBI segment 04 . Click to listen or right click to download mp3 file to your computer.

Risk based inspection series, segment 03

This is part three of a multi part risk based inspection series to provide you information on what issues are important to risk based inspection (RBI).

Episode three is about 40 minutes long and features developing a measure of inherent risk with Matthew Michael of Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

SwineCast RBI segment 03 . Click to listen or right click to download mp3 file to your computer.

Electronic Sow Feeding (ESF), Crop Monitoring Systems, and Real-time Variance Reduction

Technology is providing increasingly available ways to both assess variation and to respond to it. If you don’t hang around the crop guys very much you may not know that they now have at their disposal some remarkable ways to respond to variation in soil type, elevation and drainage issues when planting and harvesting fields.

GPS systems coupled with satellite photos, soil maps and elevation map layers are providing the modern cropping system with a means to deliver a more ideal seed density, fertilization rate and treatment distribution as well as capture yield monitoring data dynamically as fields are planted, tilled and harvested. These systems allow the producer to automatically distribute fertilizer for instance in an infinitely variable dose to fields based on the crop planted, the previous crop planted, the soil type and the elevation of the land being driven over. Delivery nozzles are calibrated on the fly in response to GPS location and layers of related maps.