Animal Care Workshop – Lancaster County

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Scattered Acres Farm

Address provided following registration.
Lancaster County, PA 19608

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Event Host:

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 and the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania (PDMP), 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 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
  • Biosecurity
  • Dry Cow Management and Obstetrics
  • Animal Handling, Stockmanship and Worker Safety

Register below! More details, including addresses and other event information, will be provided after registration.

Dates and Locations

Tuesday, March 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Scattered Acres Farm
Lancaster County, PA

Wednesday, March 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Mercer Vu Farms
Franklin County, PA

Thursday, March 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Willow Behrer Farms
Huntingdon County, PA

Wednesday, April 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Lone Oak Farms
Westmoreland County, PA

Tuesday, April 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 
Hoffman Farms
Potter County, PA

Workshop Schedule

  • 9-9:30 a.m. –  Arrive and Check In
  • 9:30 a.m. – Welcome and Brief Overview of National FARM program
  • 10 a.m. – Start first rotation
  • 11:45 a.m. – Lunch (Provided at each event)
  • 1 p.m. –  Start afternoon rotations
  • 2:30 p.m. Optional tour of the dairy farm

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