Upcoming Events -- Animal Webinar Series, Data Summit, and ATA Symposium

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Sept. 30, 2016

Animal Health Webinar Series

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USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and Agricultural Research Service (ARS) will hold a series of stakeholder webinars to collect and discuss stakeholder input addressing research, education and extension needs for Animal Health for each of the animal industries and cross-cutting topics listed below.

  • Aquaculture
  • Goats
  • Specialty Farm Species
  • Beef
  • Poultry-Layers/Breeders
  • Swine
  • Dairy
  • Poultry-Broiler/Meat
  • Cross-cutting: Animal Well-being
  • Equine
  • Sheep
  • Cross-cutting: Microbiome

Please remember to register for the webinars you are interested in attending. Visit the NIFA website for the schedule of topics and associated links for registration. Registration is limited.

NIFA Summit on Big Data

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is convening a summit to identify the frontiers and future of data in agriculture and build on existing U.S. government-wide efforts and investments in Big Data. Save the date for an opportunity to help shape the agenda driving innovation in our agricultural enterprise. Join us via livestream as leaders in agriculture and data science fields converge to synthesize the future of data-driven agriculture.

The event will include an address from NIFA Director Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, a set of visionary talks from leaders in the fields of data science and agriculture, and discussions. 

It will be streamed live in tandem with the Oct.10-12, National Science Foundation's Midwest Big Data Hub All-Hands Meeting

Date/Time:  Oct. 10 -- 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Be part of the conversation with @USDA_NIFA #NifaAgData. More information will be available on the event web page

Alternatives to Antibiotics: Challenges & Solutions in Animal Production Symposium

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) seek your help in spreading the word about an important and timely Symposium addressing Alternatives to Antibiotics (ATA) in animal production. The 2nd International Symposium is scheduled for Dec.13-15 at OIE Headquarters in Paris, France.

The symposium’s Scientific Committee invites attendees, and individuals interested in alternatives to conventional antibiotics Research and Development (R&D), to submit a scientific abstract with the goal of protecting the health and well-being of animals and the safety of food derived from animals. The abstract deadline is Oct. 14. A group of platform speakers will be selected from the submitted abstracts. While this symposium is focused on ATA R&D for agricultural animals, the organizing and scientific committees recognize the tremendous value in sharing innovative scientific ideas and approaches for the development of alternatives to antibiotics in humans and other species. This event will, therefore, afford participants the opportunity to interact with the broader international and interdisciplinary scientific community engaged in Alternatives to Antibiotics R&D.
The symposium website provides preliminary program and registration information and other event details.