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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Responding to emerging issues

As Minnesota continues to deal with the impact of avian flu, Extension is working alongside producers, state and federal officials, University colleagues and many others to respond to immediate needs, conduct vital research, and help individuals, businesses and communities identify next steps.

In May and June, the Extension poultry and ag business management teams worked with producers and industry leaders across the state; 4-H staff responded to the Minnesota Board of Animal Health's directive to cancel all bird exhibitions at county fairs, the State Fair and other gatherings of birds in 2015; and Extension's Center for Community Vitality released an economic impact analysis of the impact of avian flu in Minnesota. You can learn more about Extension's response and see the media coverage on the new Responding to Emerging Issues website.
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