Agrosecurity conference to protect nation’s meat supply

people at the agrosecurity conference, photo by Peter KentSome 130 first responders to livestock health emergencies came to Clemson in January for the Southern regional conference on protecting the nation’s meat, milk and poultry supply from disease threats. The three-day meeting, co-hosted by Clemson and NC State, was designed to help Extension professionals define their roles – and the roles of veterinarians, livestock producers and other first responders – before, during and after an animal disease incident.

State Extension responsibilities include educating livestock producers during all phases of emergency or disaster management, developing an animal response team, and building partnerships within and across states.

 For more information: Howard Van Dijk, 803-865-1216, hdijk@clemson.edu or www.eden.lsu.edu.