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Avian Influenza: Past, Present, and Future By: 01/25/2016 @ 8:33am

In 1996, an H5 avian influenza was identified in geese in Guangdong, China. Almost 20 years later, a variation of that virus wiped out 48 million birds in the U.S.How…

Women in Ag: Battling the Cold By: 01/18/2016 @ 9:46am

The temps here in Illinois have been ruthless the last couple of weeks. We are used to cold here, but I don't…

Women In Ag: Turkey Tips for Thanksgiving By: 11/08/2015 @ 11:00pm

As you can probably imagine, I often get asked about what kind of turkey I buy for Thanksgiving along with tips for…

Women In Ag: Importance of Connecting with Each Other Over Food By: 10/25/2015 @ 7:08pm

Have you heard about the Subway announcement? The restaurant chain announced earlier last week they will only serve meat never treated with antibiotics, starting with a phase-in process in 2016.The announced…

Avian Flu - What I Want You to Know By: 10/11/2015 @ 8:17pm

It’s been over four months since the last case of highly-pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) hit Minnesota’s poultry farmers. Since that time, our office (the Minnesota Turkey Growers Association) has…

Women in Ag: Where Has the Poultry Gone? By: 09/25/2015 @ 11:00pm

Last week I visited one of North Carolina’s county fairs. I walked into the livestock barn and stopped in my tracks. Across the barn, I could see cages filled with poultry. What about the sight of birds…

Women in Ag: Celebrate National Chicken Month with #FactsNotFear! By: 09/08/2015 @ 11:00pm

September brings the end of summer, a long holiday weekend (for some of us, anyway), back to school, and National Chicken Month!I write more often about turkey in this blog, but the truth is, I'm equally…

Women in Ag: A Day in the Life of a Turkey Farmer By: 08/26/2015 @ 3:18pm

I'm back after a bit of an extended absence! Sorry about that - first I didn't blog as much earlier this summer because I was dealing with the avian influenza crisis that hit the Midwest poultry…

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