Bedford – The Pennsylvania Beef Council (PBC) along
with American Dairy Association North East (ADANE) hosted two workshops for
dairy producers to learn more about the changes to the National Dairy Farmers
Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) program. The funds for workshops like
these are made available via the Northeast Dairy Beef Quality Assurance
(NEDBQA) program, facilitated on behalf the National Cattlemen’s Beef
Keynote speakers for the workshops were regional
veterinarians Dr. Jennifer Kauf and Dr. Jody Kull. Both veterinarians worked
directly with their clients to update protocols, on-farm procedures and to
prepare them for upcoming changes to the program.
During the workshops, the veterinarians presented on changes
to protocol requirements including what sections of the FARM 4.0 evaluations
would require additional hands-on training, how to build proper training tools
for employees and best practices for daily animal care.
In total, approximately 75 producers attended the workshops.
In addition to the veterinarian presentations, Amy Yeiser Leslie, Industry
Relations Specialist with ADANE hosted a Driving Dairy Discussions training.
This training is intended to help equip producers to be dairy advocates in
their everyday life.
For more information on programs like these, please visit www.pa-bqa.org
. For questions related to producer
programming please contact Courtney Gray, PA Beef Council’s Director of Producer