The National Milk Producers Federation’s (NMPF) will host its annual Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program during the 2016 American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Annual Conference in Charlotte, N.C.
FARM will lead a day-long session on Sept. 16, with panels and speakers centered on the important and necessary role veterinarians play in responsible dairy cattle care. Panels will discuss the reasons behind the FARM Program’s creation, its recent successes and future goals, and the latest updates in animal health research.
The session will help AABP veterinarians realize their role in helping dairy producers implement FARM Program guidelines correctly, and will allow them to learn new ways to respond proactively to customer expectations around animal care.
“Since the FARM Program’s inception in 2009, the relationship between veterinarians and dairy farmers has always been a central tenant,” said Emily Meredith, NMPF Chief of Staff and FARM Program administrator. “We need them to help make this program even more successful as animal care standards change.”
The tentative agenda for the event can also be viewed here.