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New Mexico Trip Photos, Jan. 2013

USDA FATE New Mexico State University Training Trip
On January 6 – 11, 2013, 42 USDA FATE students traveled to New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico, to attend a four-day training with the Southwest Border Food and Safety Defense Center. The trip was directed by Texas State University Agriculture professsors, Dr. Doug Morrish and Dr. Ryan Saucier. 
While at the Southwest Border Food and Safety Defense Center the activities were organized and delivered by Dr. Billy Dixson, New Mexico State University. Our USDA scholars had an exceptional opportunity to learn first hand about agroterrorism, many aspects of food safety and the USDA.  The training covered the following topics and field trips, including a trip into Mexico. 
  • Santa Teresa Cattle Crossing
  • Santa Teresa Port of Entry
  • Dairy Farming
  • A Milk Transportation Company
  • NM Food Protection Alliance
  • NM Livestock Board
  • Federal USDA Agencies
  • Plant Disease Issues
  • Agroterrorism
  • Helena Chemical and Fertilizer Plant
  • A Truck Farm
  • Zoonotic Diseases
  • Animals in Disasters
  • FBI means Food Borne Illness
  • Food Safety in a Global Economy
  • Euthanasia
  • Carcass Disposal
  • Explanation of GAPS and HACCP
  • A F&A Cheese Plant

USDA FATE Scholars - NMSU.

Images of New Mexico Training Trip - January 2013