After two years of adapting to the challenges that COVID-19 threw in our way, it’s finally happening! We are now able to come together once again to connect, engage, and protect our farming communities. The 2022 Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit is your chance to meet and collaborate with stakeholders throughout the food chain and across commodities. But after two years of virtual meetings, Zoom webinars, and online conferences from the couch, we all may need a few tips to get back into practice of attending a conference in person.
Whether in the barn or the field, farmers go to great lengths to protect the environment. The soil is a precious resource that is vital for the production of nutritious food and feed for both humans and livestock. The USDA outlines four major principles farmers incorporate into their practice to improve soil health.
Cows have been condemned for climate change effects time and time again – often times unfairly with overstated figures and exaggerated claims. But even now, as anti-animal agriculture activists rally this cause as an excuse to reduce or even eliminate the consumption of meat, milk, poultry and eggs, farmers and ranchers have countered their claims with a continued commitment and action toward reaching solutions. Enter: carbon sequestration.
Dietitians translate food and nutrition science into practical solutions to help people consume a nutrient-rich diet to maintain and improve health. But many RDs never realized that clients, patients, and students would challenge them with questions about how their food is grown and the impact agriculture has on the environment, food safety, and sustainability.
Modern pig housing is carefully designed to keep animal health and welfare in mind. With so many customized options, how do farmers choose the best fit for their operation?
Antibiotics have become a hot-button topic in both the agriculture industry and medical field. Antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria continue to cause problems for both humans and animals, and many people are understandably concerned about antibiotic usage in farm animals.
Biosecurity is an absolutely essential part of every swine farm. What the outside world sees is a fence and/or enclosed barns, but what they don’t realize is that these facilities function to keep the pigs as healthy as possible.
Don’t let animal rights activists keep you from making some of the best childhood memories you will ever have in youth programs like 4-H and FFA.
It’s no secret that animal-based protein offers the quantity and quality of proteins needed for a healthy lifestyle but having someone in the public eye shed light on that is always exciting for the animal agriculture community. That’s exactly what Elle Purrier is aiming to do.
Farmers know people are hungry to know more about how food gets from the farm to the fork.