I am leaving my house at a painfully early hour tomorrow to go
to Tempe, AZ for a workshop titled
"Advancing Dairy Cattle Genetics: Genomics
( program). The goal
of the workshop is to bring together professionals from all segments of
the industry to discuss the future of dairy cattle genetics in the US.
This is (I believe) the third such workshop, but the first that's I've
been able to attend, so it should be interesting. Of particular interest
to me are the action items that come out of breakout groups focused on
new phenotypes. This is a challenging time for the industry (when is it
not?), and workable real-world solutions are going to be difficult to
My regular readers will no-doubt remember my
my totally epic hashtag fail at
the 5th International Symposium on Animal Functional Genomics. Well, I'm
trying again. I even e-mailed the char of the organizing committee and one
of the key industry media figures who will be in attendance to promote the
idea of a common Twitter hashtag for the meeting. I was inspired by the
number of people at PAG who Tweet about the meeting because while this is
a smaller meeting the ehole point is to encourage discussion and the
exchange of ideas. One way to do that is to make it as easy tp participate
as possible, and Twitter is one way to facilitate that. So, I will be using
the hashtag #adcg14 unless the organizers pick something else.
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