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USDA seeks input on its animal production programs

ANR leadership encourages you to provide your expert insight and California perspective to the animal production programs of the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) using a new online “ideas engine.”

USDA is seeking input from its stakeholders, customers and partners on how federal investments can best address current needs and challenges facing animal production. The ideas you provide will help form the framework for developing the next ARS National Program Action Plan and defining priorities for NIFA's animal production research, education and extension. 

Information on these programs can be found at these links for ARS and NIFA

If you are interested in providing your insight by suggesting, refining, and prioritizing ideas around any of the topics listed below, simply send an email with your name, affiliation, email address, and topic of interest (in the format provided below) to by June 6. You will receive instructions on how to join.  You can participate as much as you like, when you like, while the system is open during the month of June 2016.

Topic 1:  Animal Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics

Topic 2:  Applications of Biotechnology to Animal Production

Topic 3.  Animal Well-Being, Stress and Production

Topic 4:  Animal Reproductive Biology

Topic 5:  Quality, Nutritional Value and Healthfulness of Animal Products

Topic 6: Lactation Biology and Nutritional Efficiency of Animals

Topic 7: Animal Growth Biology and Alternatives to Antimicrobials for Growth Promotion

Topic 8: Forages and Forage Utilization for Animal Production

Topic 9: Reducing Environmental Impacts of Animal Production

Topic 10: General Priorities for Animal Production

Please format your email as follows: 

First Name

Last Name


Email Address

Topic of Interest

(Please list the topics by your preference: Example Topic 6, Topic 4, and Topic 9)  


Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:12 AM

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