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FARM Program to Host Colorado Train-the-Trainer Sessions, Educational Webinars

January 8, 2016

The FARM program will be having a train-the-trainer and evaluator training in Denver, Colo., at the Westin Denver International Airport on February 23-25.

The train-the-trainer session will be held on Tuesday, February 23rd and Wednesday, February 24. Trainers will spend the second day on a nearby dairy farm receiving live evaluation training. Trainers are certified to conduct on-farm evaluations for the FARM animal care program and be certified to train evaluators.

The evaluator training session is classroom only and will be held at the Westin on Thursday, February 25th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Evaluators are certified to conduct on-farm evaluations.

Subsequent training dates and locations will be announced in early 2016. However, this will be the only training on the current version of the FARM Program—all other trainings will be held in the 2nd half of 2016 and will focus on the new version of the Program. If you wish to train or recertify staff to complete evaluations this year, these trainings will be your only opportunity before we begin training on Version 3.0 (which will formally launch January 2017) in the fall.  Reserved rate booking with the hotel ends February 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Register for the Denver trainings here. Book your hotel for the Denver trainings here.

Webinars for Co-op Sales and Field Staffs

This month the National Dairy FARM Program will host several webinars to help dairy organizations’ sales team and field staff improve their knowledge and understanding of the FARM Program. For sales teams, these webinars will provide key talking points to help them answer key customer questions about animal care. For field staff, webinars will provide answers to questions they might hear from producers in the field.

Each webinar is scheduled for one hour with plenty of time to answer all questions. For more information, please contact Emily Meredith or Ryan Bennett