Incentives for Sustainable Practices

This webinar focuses on on adoption of place-based conservation practices to improve water quality. This presentation was originally broadcast on October 22, 2021.

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One Size Does Not Fit All: Towards Regional Conservation Practice Guidance to Reduce Phosphorus Loss Risk in the Lake Erie Watershed

Merrin Macrae, University of Waterloo (18 minutes)

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Overcoming Barriers to Efficient Poultry Litter Distribution and Use on the Delmarva

Amy Shober, University of Delaware (20 minutes)
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H2Ohio Practice Implementation

Clark Hutson, Ohio Department of Agriculture (16 minutes)

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Questions From the Audience

All presenters (7 minutes)

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Continuing Education Units


Certified Crop Advisers (CCA, CPAg, or CPSS)

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American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS)

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AMR Course: History of Public Attitudes Toward Microbial Diseases

Antimicrobials have revolutionized modern medicine and saved millions of lives. However, the microbial evolutionary response to an increase in antimicrobial compounds has been a period of rapid adaptation that threatens the efficacy of these vital drugs for human and animal health. The causes and repercussions of this growing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are highly complex, which is why any attempt to address the issue should utilize a one health approach across the mutually dependent spheres of human, animal, and environmental health. That is why the national extension team iAMResponsible teaches a multi-university virtual course on antimicrobial resistance across the one health spectrum. It is also why the team is sharing some of the course material here – because everyone needs to know about AMR!

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Risk-Based Approach to Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistant (AMR) infections have been recognized globally as a significant threat to public health. In response to this crisis, wide-ranging research efforts are underway into the mechanisms of AMR development, AMR control, improved medical diagnostics, and the development of new medicines to stay ahead of resistant bacterial populations. One research area that is important for combining everything that is being learned about how AMR species and genes are behaving in the world is risk modeling. 

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Introduction to Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been recognized globally as a significant threat to public health. The causes and repercussions of growing AR are highly complex, which is why attempts to address the issue must utilize a One-Health (systems connecting the health of people, animals, and their shared environment) approach. That is why the national extension team iAMResponsible teaches a multi-university virtual course on antimicrobial resistance across the one health spectrum. It is also why the team is sharing some of the course material here – because everyone needs to know about AMR!

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Industry Initiatives for Environmental Sustainability – a Role for Everyone

This webinar introduces current and future industry-based initiatives for environmental sustainability in the livestock and poultry sector, and how Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Community learners can play a critical role in their region. This presentation was originally broadcast on September 17, 2021.

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Introduction

Erin Cortus, University of Minnesota (2 minutes)

Poultry & Egg Sustainability Initiatives

Hema Prado, American Egg Board and Ryan Bennett, U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry and Eggs (18 minutes)

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Verifying Our Commitment to Continuous Improvement

Marguerite Tan, National Pork Board (12 minutes)
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Sustainable Beef Initiatives

Kathleen Fisher, U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (8 minutes)

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U.S. Dairy 2050 Goals and Net Zero Initiative

Curt Gooch, Dairy Management Inc. (18 minutes)

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Questions From the Audience

All presenters (17 minutes)

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Continuing Education Units


Certified Crop Advisers (CCA, CPAg, or CPSS)

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American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS)

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Glossary of Antimicrobial Resistance

If you are just starting to learn about antimicrobials and resistance, first off welcome to the club, we are so happy to have more microbe obsessives! Second, we guessed you might have been encountering some words or concepts that you haven’t heard before. So, we’ve put together this visual glossary for you to explore. Search the table below for a word or unfamiliar phrase and you’ll find a definition AND videos or other websites where you can learn more about that concept. 

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Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance Through Livestock Management

In this webinar, representatives from multiple sectors of the livestock production industry are featured to learn how each sector is approaching the complex problem of antibiotic resistance with management strategies to improve antimicrobial stewardship in live animal production and across the food production system. This presentation was originally broadcast on August 20, 2021.

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Introduction to Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance Through Livestock Management

Mara Zelt, University of Nebraska – Lincoln (2 minutes)

One Health and Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Swine Industry

Heather Fowler, National Pork Board (13 minutes)

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Dry Cow Therapy: Selective Treatment Strategy for Reduced Antimicrobial Drug Use

Emmanuel Okello, University of California-Davis (10 minutes)
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Antmicrobial Use and Poultry Management

Jonathan Moyle, University of Maryland (10 minutes)

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Mountaire Farms and One Health Certified

Harley Grenier, Mountaire Farms (12 minutes)

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Questions From the Audience

All presenters (21 minutes)

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Certified Crop Advisers (CCA, CPAg, or CPSS)

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American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS)

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Dietary Impact on Antibiotic Resistance in Feedlot Manure

Report on research conducted at the University of Nebraska, originally printed in the 2021 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report.

Summary

There is a growing public concern regarding antibiotic resistance and the use of antibiotics, including in livestock management. Understanding the ecology of antibiotic resistance among microbes, identifying resistance gene reservoirs, and implementing antibiotic resistance mitigation practices in livestock production is critical to protecting animal and human health while meeting increasing food demands. This research is one of several studies seeking to assess risk for livestock-to-human transfer of antibiotic resistance and to identify mechanisms for reducing that risk where possible. This study evaluated the impact of forage concentration and supplemental essential oil in beef cattle finishing diets on antibiotic resistance in freshly excreted and consolidated beef feedlot manure. Results indicate that antibiotic resistance in manure was not impacted by either of the two dietary treatments considered. Continue reading “Dietary Impact on Antibiotic Resistance in Feedlot Manure”

Antibiotic Resistance in Manure-Amended Agricultural Soils

Report on research conducted at the University of Nebraska, originally printed in the 2021 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report.

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Manure application to agricultural land benefits soil health and agronomic yields. However, as antibiotic resistance becomes a more serious threat to public health, there is concern that antibiotic resistance originating from livestock manure could impact human health through contamination of the environment or food. This study sought to quantify this risk by monitoring concentrations of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and genes in fallow soil during the period of October through April, representing fall manure application through spring planting. Resistance to three common antibiotics – tylosin, azithromycin, and tetracycline – was monitored following application of fresh, stockpiled, or composted beef feedlot manure, or inorganic fertilizer. Overall, concentrations of all monitored resistant bacteria were below the detection limit for enumeration. Results indicate that while all the manure treatments increased at least one measure of antibiotic resistance during the sampling period, by the final sampling day antibiotic resistance prevalence and concentrations in manured plots were not significantly different from soil receiving no fertilizer treatments  Continue reading “Antibiotic Resistance in Manure-Amended Agricultural Soils”

Hunkering Down for Extreme Events

In this webinar, we will discuss what happens when we plan for extreme events and what happens when they happen unexpectedly. This presentation was originally broadcast on June 18, 2021.

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Hunkering Down for Extreme Events in the Dairy Industry

Colleen Larson, University of Florida (26 minutes)

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Water quality and extreme flooding

Angela Harris, North Carolina State University (17 minutes)
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Responding to Unusual Mortality Events

Mark King, Maine Compost School (14 minutes)

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Questions From the Audience

All presenters (7 minutes)

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Certified Crop Advisers (CCA, CPAg, or CPSS)

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American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS)

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