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FARM Train-the-Trainer Workshop, April 16-17, 2014, Tallahassee, FL Register Now!

FARM Evaluator Recertification Now Available

Now Available - 2014 Milk and Dairy Beef Drug Prevention Residue Manual (En Espanol)

Now available - 2013 Year in Review

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National Dairy FARM Program

Consumers want to purchase food from sources they know will take care of animals, and operate in a way that is consistent with their values and expectations. Dairy farmers have a longstanding commitment to doing what is right. The National Dairy FARM Program: Farmers Assuring Responsible ManagementTM provides consistency and uniformity to best practices in animal care and quality assurance in the dairy industry.

The dairy industry is committed to ensuring the well-being of the animals in our care. The National Dairy FARM ProgramTM is a nation-wide, verifiable program that addresses animal well-being. Third-party verification ensures the validity and the integrity of the program to our customers and consumers. The dairy industry has an excellent track record of responsible management practices; this national effort simply brings consistency and uniformity to on-farm care and provides reassurance to consumers.

Revised Animal Care Reference Manual (2013)

The newly revised Animal Care Reference Manual and Quick Reference User Guide are now available online.  The revisions to the guidelines will be implemented in the on-farm portion of the FARM Program later this year.  The revisons reflect the most up-to-date information on dairy animal care.

2013 Year in Review

The 2013 Year in Review is now available for the FARM Animal Care Program.   In 2013, FARM Program participation continued to expand with additional enrollment of cooperatives, proprietary processors, and individual producers, which proactively demonstrates the dairy industry's continued committment to providing dairy animals high-level care.

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Our Mission

To demonstrate and verify that U.S. milk producers are committed to providing the highest standards of animal care and quality assurance.