Farm Foundation Forum to Address Antimicrobial Stewardship in Agriculture
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Farm Foundation®, an accelerator of practical solutions for agriculture, will host its next virtual Forum on “Antimicrobial Stewardship in Agriculture: How Far Have We Come and What’s Next?” on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. CDT.
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) poses a serious public health threat and has potential to affect our society, economy and the health of animals and humans. The latest Forum will examine scientific evidence related to antimicrobial use and the effects of AMR in agriculture, as well as address key public policies shaping discussions around stewardship, resistance and what challenges need to be addressed in the long and short term.
“Conversations around antimicrobial resistance and stewardship are of utmost importance as we collectively work together to find a solution,” said Shari Rogge-Fidler, Farm Foundation President and CEO. “We’re proud to provide a space where farmers and industry stakeholders alike can engage on a crucial topic and discuss how to identify best practices to prevent the introduction and spread of disease among animals and people working on the farm.”
The Forum will feature insights from the following experts:
Moderator and Presenter:
- Dr. Paul Plummer: Director, National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education; Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University
- Dr. William Flynn: Deputy Director for Science Policy, Food and Drug Administration
- Dr. Megin Nichols: Veterinary Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Dr. Chelsey Shivley: Antimicrobial Resistance Coordinator, Office of Interagency Coordination for USDA APHIS Veterinary Services
- Dr. Alison Robertson: Professor and Extension Field Corps Pathologist, Dept. Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Iowa State University
This event is being held virtually via Zoom and is free to attend, but registration is required. Farmers, ranchers, food and agribusiness leaders, government officials and staff, industry representatives, NGO representatives, academics, students in agricultural disciplines and members of the media are encouraged to attend. Details and registration at: farmfoundation.org/AntimicrobialForum.