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Save the Date for FARM Program Trainings and Inaugural Evaluator Conference

June 3, 2016

The FARM Animal Care Program is hosting numerous events through the summer and fall to prepare participants for Version 3.0 of the program, set to be implemented on January 1, 2017.

Three, 2-day Train-the-Trainer courses will be held in Ithaca, N.Y., August 2-3; Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 31-Sept. 1; and Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 8-9. Each course will go over the goals of the FARM Program and explain how to successfully complete a FARM Version 3.0 evaluation with the new program guidelines. All FARM Program trainers wishing to maintain their certification must attend one of the above in-person training courses.

Additionally, the FARM Program will offer a one-day Evaluator Training course in Minneapolis on Sept. 2. All FARM Program Evaluators must recertify on Version 3.0 of the Program either in-person or online before January 1, 2017. More information on the Train-the-Trainer and Evaluators Training courses can be found on the FARM Program website.

The FARM Program also will host a FARM Evaluator Conference in Nashville, Tenn., November 2-3, 2016. This inaugural conference will inform evaluators about emerging animal health and welfare issues allow ample time for group discussions and networking. This conference will enhance individuals' evaluation and communications skills with session topics like social media 101 and crisis management training. Registration information on that meeting will be shared later this summer.