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FARM to Provide Programming at AABP Conference, Host Final 2017 Evaluator Training

September 11, 2017

In September, the National Dairy FARM Program is joining the National Beef Quality Assurance Program to host a half day of programming at the 2017 annual conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners in Omaha, Neb.

The meeting on Sept. 14 features several sessions that will focus on emerging animal care issues within the dairy industry. These include topics like the veterinarian’s role in crisis management and the release of the National Beef Quality Audit results. Speakers will include Dr. Nigel Cook of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and Dr. Hans Coetzee of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. More information can be found on the AABP website.

In addition, FARM’s Animal Care Program will host the final 2017 Train-the-Trainer and Evaluator Training course from November 14-15 in Albuquerque, N.M. The two-day course will review FARM Program goals and explain how to successfully complete a FARM Version 3.0 evaluation under the new program guidelines.

All FARM Program trainers wishing to maintain their certification must attend an in-person training course. Additionally, all FARM Program Evaluators must be certified annually on Version 3.0 of the program to conduct evaluations. The registration deadline is Oct. 30. The link to register for the Train-the-Trainer and Evaluator Training course can be found here.