IPM-Related Presentations at the 2015 Agricultural Outlook Forum

On February 19 and 20 the USDA Office of the Chief Economist will host the Agricultural Outlook Forum in Arlington, Virginia. The Theme is Smart Agriculture for the 21st Century: A Discussion on Innovation, Biotechnology and Big Data. IPM-related topics include a break-out session on pollinator health including “Diseases & Pesticides Affecting Bee Health” and “Bees on the Farm” on February 20th and another breakout session later that same day around antimicrobial resistance. The bioeconomy or economic activity derived from scientific and research activity focused on biotechnology is the theme for yet another breakout session on February 20th.