As the 'Antibiotic Resistance' snowball continues to grow, Dr. Liz Wagstrom, associate professor in infectious disease and public
health at the Univ of MN presented her view of action in Washington on
both legislative and regulatory fronts dealing with animal agriculture's
use of antibiotics at a recent animal health conference.
DairyCast is heading north for the World Dairy Expo. Conversations with vendors and industry guests will be available at DairyCast.com in coming weeks. Let us know what you found interesting or of concern during your trip to Madison.
The intro note is short this week: Trent and his wife, Karen, are starting on a new venture with the birth of their son, Silas Arthur. Please feel free to send wishes and notes via Feedback@DairyCast.com.
This week is our local county fair. It is always a highlight of the year for me personally to see so many young people proudly displaying their months of hard work in an agriculture project. But it is also an excellent opportunity for all of us in agriculture to share our story with the public.
After a trip to Chicago last week, I am reminded once again how great the distance is between consumers and the farm. While the mileage from downtown Chicago to the nearest farm may not be long, the distance in understanding of consumers and food production is continually growing.
We need to establish education as one of our top priorities and work diligently to close this education gap that exists today. So I challenge each of us to do a little more to help consumers better understand our story of producing their food.