FASS releases outcomes of the National Forum on the Future Science Needs of Animal Agriculture

FASS has released the outcomes of The Farm Animal Integrated Research (FAIR) 2012 Forum that was held March 46, 2012, in Arlington, Virginia. The purpose of FAIR 2012 was to establish research, education and outreach priorities for animal agriculture. More than 160 animal scientists, veterinarians and university, government and industry representatives met to discuss issues of food security, animal and human health, and responsible environmental stewardship. This was the third national forum, which have all been held nearly every five years to coincide with the U.S. Farm Bill deliberations. The priorities developed at the forum are designed to provide input to the $3.2 billion federal agricultural research, education and economic programs.

FAIR 2012 Summary
FAIR 2012 Outcomes
If you would like to request a print version of these documents, please contact FASS@assochq.org.
FASS Hosted Webinar: "The Role of the FASS Ag Guide in Farm Animal Research"

The issue of farm animal care in research is currently the subject of much discussion and debate in Washington, DC and around the country. To help clarify policies and procedures related to farm animal care and available resources, FASS, publisher of the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching (FASS Ag Guide) hosted a webinar entitled "The Role of the FASS Ag Guide in Farm Animal Research". Watch this free webinar to learn more about policy issues surrounding farm animal care and the role of the FASS Ag Guide.

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