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2016 NIAA Annual Conference Proceedings, Presentations Coming Soon

View 2016 Annual Conference Agenda HERE

Food System Biosecurity Featured, Species by Species

Each year, the National Institute for Animal Agriculture chooses a theme for its Annual Conference from the most important and trending topics impacting species across the animal agriculture industry. The 2016 theme "From Farm to Table – Food System Biosecurity for Animal Agriculture" focused on identifying risks, challenges and solutions of animal disease epidemics at a time when both the swine and poultry industries are still recovering from much-publicized and economically damaging disease outbreaks. See Conference Speakers, Agenda HERE. Watch for Proceedings and Presentations, coming soon. 

ARPAS Approved 13 CEUs for Annual Conference, 6 CEUs for BVD Forum

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Jim Fraley New Director of Affiliate Management and Livestock Programs, Illinois Farm Bureau

By Mark Gebhards, Executive Director, Governmental Affairs & Commoditie, Illinois Farm Bureau News Release, 03/18/16

"I am pleased to announce that effective April 2, Jim Fraley will assume a greater leadership within the Governmental Affairs and Commodities Division as Director of Affiliate Management and Livestock Programs.

In his new position, Jim will be responsible for providing management and oversight for the following affiliates: Illinois Livestock Development Group, Illinois Specialty Growers Association, and Illinois Wheat Growers Association. He will also continue to provide general oversight for the management of the Illinois Milk Producers Association and the Illinois Milk Promotion Board.

Jim will continue to serve as IFB's principal livestock specialist but will be supported in managing livestock associations, issues and programs by an Assistant Director of Commodities and Livestock Programs; a position that will be posted in the next two weeks. Both positions will continue to report to Tamara Nelsen.

Jim has served as the Livestock Program Director for Illinois Farm Bureau since 1998. Prior to that, he served as IFB's Livestock Program Manager (1994–1997), Commodity/Livestock Program Manager (1990–1993), and Agricultural Business Training Specialist (1987–1989)."


New Easy-to-Digest Quarterly:
Beef & Antibiotics: Facts, Figures and Fundamentals

Next Issue Coming Soon

Last Issue: Preventing Illegal Antibiotic Residues in Beef Products 

By Brian Lubbers, DVM, PhD, DACVCP

The prevention of illegal antibiotic residues is a continuous, coordinated effort between government agencies, veterinarians, and livestock producers that begins before the antibiotics is ever used in animals. 

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California Farm Bureau Federation  l  North Carolina Dairy Association


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