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Healthy Farms Biosecurity Community

The Healthy Farms Biosecurity Group is a community is open to all stakeholders who engage with youth or agricultural producers, as they consider and implement effective biosecurity plans and practices. The project is supported by the USDA NIFA-funded Animal Disease Biosecurity Coordinated Agricultural Project (ADBCAP).

The Economics of Practicing Farm Biosecurity

 

The July 23 Cross-pollinating Community Conversation included a presentation by Glynn Tonsor, PhD, agricultural economist at Kansas State University. While Glynn's wheelhouse is livestock focused, he delivered a thought provoking discussion about the similarities between crop and livestock producers, how economics influences their decisions (both are very price and cost sensitive), linking biosecurity to conditional indemnity (proof of good effort in implementing biosecurity measures), and nudging to internalize broader social goals, among other topics.

Watch the full conversation below, and then visit the "Protecting Plant and Animal Health" forum to discuss two posted topics.

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