At a time when the general population is more removed from agriculture than ever before, it is critically important to engage our youth. A recent exchange I had with students in Arizona reminded me that we must seize every opportunity to provide a window into our world. I share our exchange in my latest blog in hopes it will spark ideas and interest among others in agriculture.
In our post-truth world, myths can take hold in dramatic fashion and vaccinations are a clear example. Yet, in addition to their lifesaving ability in both people and animals, vaccines contribute in important ways to a safe food supply. I explain the connection in my latest blog tackling the vaccination vex.
Antibiotic resistance isn’t headlining the news right now, but behind the scenes, experts at the local, state and federal levels are continually monitoring and analyzing data. The CDC, FDA and USDA all have roles, and the animal health community has partnered with them to ensure responsible use of antibiotics.