Jay Houchin – Live Production

“Lessons learned seems to be a common theme to those that experience an A.I. event. With our January 2016 A.I. event behind us, depopulation, virus elimination and disposal stand out as areas that we all need a better understanding of. SME’s such as Gary Flory assisted us from the very early stages in the process of in house composting from conveying to each producer the task at hand in a step by step manner to working with carbon providers on amounts needed and product quality standards. In our multiple farm event, several SME’s were involved and Gary stood out. His science based background was a benefit when adjustments had to be made in the processes due to circumstances that were out of everyone’s control without compromising virus elimination.”

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Gary Flory is an independent adviser who has consulted, written guidance, conducted research and given presentations to national and international audiences on counter-agroterrorism, emerging infectious diseases, carcass disposal, One Health and foreign animal disease response. Gary was deployed to the Midwest on 5 separate occasions in support of USDA’s efforts to control Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreaks and was a lead author of USDA’s Mortality Composting Protocol for Avian Influenza Infected Flocks. Gary has written for a number of journals including recent articles on counter-agroterrorism, the weaponization of emerging infectious diseases and biosurveillance for the journal Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Warfare. He frequently shares his expertise at conferences and training events across the country and around the globe including recent events in Azerbaijan and Malaysia. Gary participates in a variety of working groups including the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Agricultural Workgroup; Virginia Poultry Disease Taskforce; Animal Health Quadrilateral Meeting of the Emergency Management Task Group & Disposal, Destruction & Disinfection Network; BioWatch Extended Veterinary Network; and the Virginia Catastrophic Livestock Mortality Taskforce. He was recently awarded the Agency Star award by the Governor of Virginia for his community service and leadership on animal disease response and agroterrorism.