Friday, September 2, 2011

Animal Agriculture Summit

Governor Brownback recently announced that he's scheduled a summit meeting on the economy and animal agriculture, September 28th in Garden City. Part of a series of summits held around the state on improving the Kansas economy this meeting will focus on the retention and expansion of farms, ranches and agribusiness in the state as well as ways to encourage new agricultural entities to enter the state. Featured speaker at the summit will be Dr. Giovanni Gasperoni of Novus International.

Specific topics to be covered in the gathering will include growing animal agriculture including workforce, Kansas’ advantages and disadvantages for business, food safety, animal health and animal welfare.

Provided below are some links to resources on animal agriculture, animal health, food safety and the Summit:

Governor's Economic Summit on Animal Agriculture
(September 28, 2011, St. Dominic Catholic School, Garden City)
-- Agenda
-- Registration Form
-- Location and Lodging
-- Background Information
-- Contact
-- Dr. Giovanni Gasperoni biography

"Brownback To Host Animal Ag Summit"
(Hutchinson News, August 30, 2011)

Kansas Department of Agriculture
--Meat and Poultry

National Institute for Animal Agriculture

Animal Production (US Department of Agriculture)

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Kansas Agri Business Expo

Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture

USDA Agricultural Marketing Service

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Food Safety (US Government)

Kansas Animal Health Department

Kansas Department of Agriculture Animal Health

Kansas City Animal Health Corridor
("KC area companies account for nearly 32% of total sales in the $19 billion global animal health market")

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


Farm Animals: Animal Welfare Information Center

(An incomplete list of organizations involved with different aspects of animal agriculture in Kansas)
Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association
Kansas Beef Council
Kansas Livestock Association
Kansas Cattlemen's Association
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Kansas Dairy Association
Kansas Sheep Association
Kansas Pork Association
Kansas Meat Goat Association
Kansas Honey Producers Association
Northeastern Kansas Beekeepers' Association
Kansas Emu Association
Midwest Alpaca Owners and Breeders Association
Kansas Agricultural Aviation Association
Kansas Graziers Association
Kansas Poultry Association
Dr. R. Scott Beyer
Department of AS&I, 130 City Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-1600

Kansas State University Animal Science and Industry

Kansas Bioscience Authority
("Created by the Kansas Economic Growth Act of 2004 with the sole purpose of advancing Kansas’ leadership in bioscience")

Kansas Farm Bureau

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