|Scholarly Siege of Boston: Frontier’s 23rd Field Trip|
A blog post by Gabrielle Abeles-Allison, NCFPD Information Tech Student, University of Minnesota Undergraduate in Food Science
In Mid-October, the NCFPD associated Frontier group made its 23rd trip, but its first to the port city of Boston, Massachusetts. Called, “A Scholarly Siege of Boston,” the group spent time discussing behavioral economics, port security, and everything in between.
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This month in history
In August 1877, a new U.S. Commissioner of Agriculture—William G. Le Duc—initiated one of the country’s first animal disease surveillance programs. Commissioner Le Duc wrote to prominent farmers and veterinary surgeons in counties across the U.S., requesting information on the existence of animal diseases such as contagious bovine pleuro-pneumonia. Several farmers and veterinarians responded, and were thereafter identified as “regular correspondents” for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.