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NORTHEAST DAIRY BEEF QUALITY ASSURANCE SUPPORTS FARM 4.0 WORKSHOPS

C. Gray | February 24, 2020

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 Association (NCBA).   

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 Communications, cgray@pabeef.org or 1-888-423-3372.   

Media Contact: Courtney Gray,  cgray@pabeef.org, 814-623-2839

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The Pennsylvania Beef Council is a producer-controlled and funded organization, which administers the Beef Checkoff Program in Pennsylvania. The Beef Checkoff Program assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. Checkoff revenues may be used for promotion, education and research programs to improve the marketing climate for beef.