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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).

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Re: July 14 Cross-Pollinating Biosecurity Community Conversation

Gregory Martin ·
I appreciated seeing both plant and animal systems represented in this discussion.
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The Economics of Practicing Farm Biosecurity

Joanna Cummings ·
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...
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Summer 2020 Biosecurity Community Conversations Summary

Joanna Cummings ·
Cross-Pollinating Biosecurity was the theme of the July, 2020, Healthy Farms Healthy Agriculture Community Conversations. Planned jointly by Julie Smith of the University of Vermont and Deb Grantham of the Northeastern IPM Center, the goal was to get together folks whose work involves protecting plant and animal health to talk about common goals and challenges in what they do. Featured speakers helped get the conversations started during each session. Conversations can continue in a forum in...
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Re: Biosecurity and Zoonotic Disease Prevention: Keeping Guests and Animals Healthy and Safe

Ahimara C ·
I enjoyed the webinar. The information presented was very interesting, especially during these times when biosecurity is very important. Something that I found very interesting is that swines are considered to be by many people the ones guilty of transmitting diseases, but in reality humans are the ones that are bringing and transmitting more diseases, swines just had the bad luck to be intermediates. Another thing to point out, is the amount of salmonella that can be found in just a pathway...
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