In the digital world in which we live today the public is presented with an overwhelming quantity of information, much of which is unscientific. In this webinar we will apply the lessons learned from antimicrobial resistance and health communications to more science communication challenges. This presentation was originally broadcast on August 14, 2020. More…
Would you rather watch someone give a presentation or do something that gets you involved, maybe making decisions that you can relate back to your own farm? This presentation was originally broadcast on March 20, 2020. More…
This webinar presents some of the principles of communicating science-based information and case studies and examples of effective (and not effective) messaging related to controversial agricultural topics such as climate change or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This presentation was originally broadcast on December 18, 2015. More…Continue reading “Communicating Science Amidst Controversy”
This webinar provides examples and perspectives from the swine, dairy and layer industry on how and why producers have implemented changes to their housing practices, and some of the lessons learned along the way! This presentation was originally broadcast on March 6, 2015. More…Continue reading “Novel Livestock Housing”
This webcast features a developer who has worked extensively with university extension as well as many other clients in sports, journalism, and agriculture. Two manure management apps are demonstrated followed by a panel discussion that features more manure-related apps and discusses challenges, opportunities and lessons learned when creating those apps. This presentation was originally broadcast on January 16, 2015. More…Continue reading “Mobile Manure Apps”
Biofilters have been widely adopted to filter gas, odor and particulate matter from livestock facilities. However, the science behind “how they work” and the configurations that are in practice are continually evolving. This webinar discusses past and present applications of biofilters, on-going research to better design and manage biofilters, and how to incorporate biofilters as part of an environment control system.This webcast was originally broadcast on December 7, 2012. More…Continue reading “Clearing the Air on Biofilters”
Do the pork industry’s efforts to improve production and economics affect its greenhouse gas emissions and carbon foot print? Research by the University of Arkansas combined with efforts led by the National Pork Board indicates that increased production efficiencies have reduced the carbon footprint of each pound of pork produced.
Have you wondered how food animal producer groups have responded to the attention given to their industries as sources of greenhouse gas emissions? Wonder no longer. Since 2008, the National Pork Board has been working on a specific plan to assess and better understand the pork industry’s carbon footprint. This webinar introduces you to this project and shows highlighted current results of this research, including description of tools designed for producers to begin to assess greenhouse gas emissions and manage resource efficiency in sow and grow-finish production. This webcast was originally broadcast on June 15, 2012. More…Continue reading “Producer Association Efforts to Address Carbon Footprints: Pork and Poultry”