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FARM Hosts Forum in Minneapolis, Exhibit in St. Louis (with a Lunch Break in Madison)

September 4, 2019

The National Dairy FARM Program is hosting its Stakeholders Forum in Minneapolis September 4-5, the first of several opportunities to learn from and inform the dairy community in coming weeks.

The Forum is intended to give industry stakeholders such as pharmaceutical, nutrition, extension and other support companies the opportunity to join in-depth discussions on the FARM program, which in turn should help identify further opportunities and potential partnerships within the industry to advance the goal of continuous improvement. Topics include the updated FARM Animal Care Version 4 standards, FARM Workforce Development, dairy customer involvement in the FARM program, and FARM program resources and partnership opportunities.

Later in the month, the FARM team will have a joint exhibit with Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) at the American Association of Bovine Practitioners Annual Conference, held in St. Louis September 12-14.

The joint FARM/BQA exhibit provides an important opportunity for further engagement with the veterinarian community, a cornerstone of the FARM Animal Care Program, and to foster new partnerships with the veterinarians and the companies that support our dairy producers.

Finally, all dairy producers, FARM program participants and industry stakeholders are invited to join the National Dairy FARM Team for lunch on Thursday, October 3 at the World Dairy Expo.

FARM will host lunch in Mendota Room 3 of the Exhibition Hall from 1 to 3 p.m. Attendees will learn about FARM program updates, including the updates to FARM Animal Care Version 4 standards. Learn more at https://worlddairyexpo.com/.