AgriTalk: Ag’s Conversations at SXSW

04:27PM Mar 12, 2019
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Today on AgriTalk, we’re talking with Dr. Gordon Spronk of the National Pork Producers Council, Janice Person of Bayer, and Matt McKenna of Georgetown University.


Dr. Gordon Spronk, DVM and chair of the National Pork Producers Council, gives an update on African Swine Fever and shares biosecurity measures the U.S. has in place to prevent ASF from spreading, including the beagle brigade.



Last week, Janice Person of Bayer previewed a conversation of the Copernicus Project with Land ‘O’ Lakes at South by Southwest in Texas. This week, we get an update from the convention and some of the discussions of note on agriculture.


Matt McKenna is trying to find opportunities to invest in rural America. One of those ways is investing in water systems in the West. He shares what he’s doing and an upcoming conference this week in Colorado.