September 29, 2016

Recording of Snack & Fact available


Sept. 29, 2016 – A recording of the September 26th Snack & Fact briefing on the microbiome is now available. Five ASAS delegates were in Washington D.C. to present the briefing and meet with stakeholder groups.

ASAS delegates included guest speakers Kelly Swanson and Juan Loor, both with the University of Illinois. ASAS Public Policy Committee members Teresa Davis and Casey Bradley attended, as well as Kim Schoonmaker, ASAS staff. Julie McClure, ACSESS Science Policy Manager, and Karl Anderson, Director of Government Relations for ACSESS (Agronomy, Crop, Soil and Environmental Science Societies) accompanied the group for the day. They helped coordinate the briefing and lunch, as well as a stakeholder meeting with Congressman Rodney Davis’s office. The delegates also met with representatives from the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), as well as the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA).

The audio recording and PowerPoint presentation from the briefing are available here.

ASAS representatives head back to D.C. for a Snack & Fact briefing on genomics on Monday, October 24 at noon in the Longworth House Office Building. Please email if you have suggestions of stakeholder and legislative policy groups that ASAS should meet with that day.

Photo (Left to right): Casey Bradley (ASAS Public Policy Committee), Kelly Swanson (microbiome speaker), Juan Loor (microbiome speaker), Teresa Davis (ASAS Public Policy Committee), Kim Schoonmaker (ASAS staff).