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Dr. Mike Apley - A Clinical Pharmacologist's View of the Interaction of Antimicrobials and Bacteria in Food Animals

A Clinical Pharmacologist's View of the Interaction of Antimicrobials and Bacteria in Food Animals - Dr. Mike Apley, Professor, Kansas State University, from the 2011 Antibiotic Use In Food Animals conference, October 26-27, 2011, Chicago, IL, USA.

FFA Impromptu Performances


Madison FFA chapter members setup an impromptu performance. Mayson Briggs, Jackson Adams, Sam Adams, Jr., Sam Adams, Sr., and Matthew Ray, from the Madison FFA chapter, Madison County North Carolina - Westin Hotel lobby, National FFA Convention, Oct 20, 2011, Indianapolis, IN, USA

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What Is The 2011 National eXtension Virtual Conference?


The 2011 National eXtension Virtual Conference brings together an outstanding lineup of speakers for More Mind Reach, October 17, 18, & 19, 2011: Robin Good “How Social Media, Curation and Infotention Will Transform Your Future”; Howard Rheingold “Using Social Media in Learning and Co-learning”; Paulette Robinson "Federal Consortium for Virtual Worlds"; and Clay Shirky author of Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age.

Each NeVC2011 keynote presenter will speak for 45-minutes. After a short break, you, as an attendee, may join an interactive conversation via telephone, Connect chat or Twitter to gain more insight into each of these topics with the presenter, facilitators, and reactors.

Do Smaller Operations Need Big Operation Regulations?

large vs small farm There are a series of campaigns aimed at securing larger government support for smaller farms. Smaller operators believe US agriculture policies do not favor small, independent farmers.
"I think funding is one of the biggest struggles I have encountered," said [Alex] Bryan. "To get funding to play in the game, to purchase equipment or to build infrastructure that follows guidelines that may be more appropriate for a large-scale producer, may be prohibitive to the small producer. We're following a lot of the same regulations."
Rules through the Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) are seen as a way to help smaller farms be on a level playing field with larger operations.

What do farmers think about consumers?


The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance's Survey of Farmers, Ranchers, and Consumers suggests that 93% of farmers and ranchers believe consumer's perception of US modern farming practices are somewhat or not accurate at all. The survey also notes that consumers are firmly divided on the direction of modern agriculture. These and other survey observations were discussed in the Food Dialogues Town Hall, segments of which can be watched on-line.