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This project is designed to increase engagement of Cooperative Extension Personnel in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Departments of Agriculture, other state and local agencies, USDA agencies and NGOs, and farmers in the production, processing and marketing of natural locally grown meats and other products for consumers. From 2008 to 2011 project work focused on increasing production of local meat in the region. The tri-state project worked to improve livestock producers' and agricultural service providers' knowledge and skills in the areas of forages and grazing, studied the relationship between local meat production and animal processing, and created a strategic plan to increase the production and availability of local meats.

In the current three year plan (2011-2014) the project is focusing on the benefits of year-round, grass-fed meat production. Educational programs are being offered in each of the three states on topics that include: animal selection/breeding, seasonal nutrition for animals, environmental impacts of year-round production, facility design/maintenance, and alternative forage options.

Project Leadership:

Tri-State Project P.I.s

Project Coordinator

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December 14, 2016 WORKSHOP

A SARE ANTIBIOTIC STEWARDSHIP WORKSHOP

UConn Extension Tolland Office
24 Hyde Avenue, Vernon, CT 
 
9:30 am - 1 pm

Presentations and discussion on the FDA Veterinary Feed Directive (effective January 1, 2017) and on the links between antibiotic use in animals and antibiotic resistance in humans.

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Contact Jean King jean.king@uconn.edu

 



 


New Agricultural Applications for Antimicrobials. A Danger to
Human Health: An Official Position Statement of the
Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists

Samuel L. Aitken, Division of Pharmacy, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston;Thomas J. Dilworth, Department of
Pharmacy, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – St. Francis, Milwaukee;  Emily L. Heil, Deprtment of Pharmacy, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore;  Michael D. Nailor, Department of Pharmacy Services, Hartford Hospital, Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Connecticut.;
PHARMACOTHERAPY Volume 36, Number 4, 2016


REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT ON
COMBATING ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE 
 

September 2014

by the President’s Council of Advisors on
Science and Technology (PCAST)

What Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug
Discovery Means for US, CT

June 7, 2016 WNPR Broadcast - link to live podcast


 
 
 

 

 

 


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