Address provided following registration.
Franklin County, PA 17236
Center for Dairy Excellence, PDMP and PA Beef Council
Dairy producers: you and your employees are invited to one of five, free animal care workshops being held on dairy farms across the state this spring! Hosted by the Center for Dairy Excellence, PA Beef Council, the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania (PDMP) and Penn State Extension, the workshops will focus on hands-on skill-building to help you meet National FARM compliance.
A certificate will be provided at the conclusion of each workshop to show your commitment to National FARM and animal care. You will also have the opportunity to be certified through the National Beef Council Calf Care & Quality Assurance (CCQA) program by the end of the workshop.
A Spanish interpreter will be present at each event, making the workshops ideal for both English and Spanish-speaking employees. Lunch will be provided at each workshop.
During each workshop, attendees will rotate through 45-minute stations to boost your skills and gain training in several key animal welfare areas:
- Calf Care
- Dry Cow Management and Obstetrics
- Animal Handling, Stockmanship and Worker Safety
Register below! More details will be provided after registration.
Dates and Locations
Tuesday, March 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Scattered Acres Farm
Lancaster County, PA
900 Galen Hall Rd.
Reinholds, PA 17569
Wednesday, March 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mercer Vu Farms
Franklin County, PA
12275 Mt Pleasant Rd.
Mercersburg, PA 17236
Thursday, March 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Willow Behrer Farms
Huntingdon County, PA
3288 Behrer Lane
Spruce Creek, PA 16683
Wednesday, April 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lone Oak Farms
Westmoreland County, PA
201 Shady Road
New Alexandria, PA 15570
Tuesday, April 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hoffman Family Farms LLC
Potter County, PA
243 Healy Road
Shinglehouse, PA 16748
- 9-9:30 a.m. – Arrive and Check In
- 9:30 a.m. – Welcome and Introduction of Host Farm
- 10 a.m. – Start first rotation
- 11:45 a.m. – Lunch (provided at each event), Overview of the FARM Program, and the Purpose of a Third-Party Evaluation
- 1:15 p.m. – Start afternoon rotations
- 3 p.m. – Optional tour of the dairy farm
A special thank you to our sponsors for the Franklin County workshop at Mercer Vu Farms!