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National Dairy FARM Program to Host Inaugural Evaluator’s Conference

July 6, 2016

The National Dairy FARM Program is hosting its first-ever, two-day evaluator’s conference from November 2-3, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn., following the conclusion of the joint annual meeting. The event will provide ample professional development opportunities for all FARM Program evaluators to network, hear from engaging speakers and interact with each other. Conference sessions will include discussions on the latest animal well-being research, crisis management and communications training, as well as round table discussions about FARM Program challenges and opportunities.  

Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an optional stockmanship training hosted in partnership with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) Beef Quality Assurance Program. This session teaches handling methods to improve gathering, sorting, chute work, parlor movement and transportation of dairy cattle. Attendees will learn how to reduce handling stress and discuss how producers can have a significant economic – as well as quality-of-life – advantage when applied on the farm.  Click here for more information on the conference.