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June 19-21: The National Farm Medicine Center hosted a web panel recently on Child Labor in Agriculture. Panelists included Marsha Salzwedel from the NFMC, Reid Maki with the Child Labor Coalition, and David Schwebel of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. June 18: Listen to lots of good tips for protecting against tick bites in this podcast from West Virginia University Extension. June 17: You can view a recording of a recent hearing of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade titled Pathways to Farming: Helping the Next Generation of Farmers. The hearing begins at the 20:10 mark in the recording. June 14: Researchers at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture have discovered that the use of pesticides by crop producers actually contributes to sustainability in agriculture. Ecological Engineering Professor Marty Matlock was involved in the study and explained the results in a podcast produced by the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. June 13: In a recent webinar put on by the Chef Ann Foundation, foundation CEO Mara Fleishman was part of a panel discussing Child Nutrition Policy in School Food Systems. June 12: Insignum Ag Tech in Atlanta, Indiana, is a biotech company. By “rearranging” the native genes of a crop, the plants will signal the presence of pathogens by changing color. Those color changes can be detected early by drone observation and growers are alerted to be able to intervene early. June 10-11: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas, is an extension of a similar operation in Plum Island, New York, run by USDA to protect against serious animal disease outbreaks. The Kansas operation is just a year old and plans include expansion for higher security level work. June 5-7: Meet the head of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia, Nick Place. June 3-4: Another Farm Foundation Forum recently covered the global perspective on ag sustainability. Global Ag Trade and Sustainability: Gaps and Opportunities featured international experts talking about the status of policies and practices for sustainable ag and you can watch the archived video here. May 29-31: A recent online discussion titled Climate Change and Agriculture: Pests, Pathogens, and Pollinators featured Dr. Jan Leach of Colorado State University, Dr. Hannah Burrack of Michigan State University, and Dr. Margarita Lopez-Uribe of Penn State University. You’ll find archived video here. May 28: At the time this show was posted (May 21), a video recording of the webinar titled FVC Debrief-QPR-Mental Health Awareness had not yet been archived online. You can check here for updates.