The National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program Excellence Awards recognize farms and FARM evaluators who demonstrate excellence in their engagement with the FARM Program.
Awards are given in four categories:
- Animal Care & Antibiotic Stewardship
- Environmental Stewardship
- Workforce Development
- FARM Evaluator of the Year
2023 FARM Excellence Awards
Nominations for the 2023 FARM Excellence Awards can be submitted June 1 – August 1, 2023 using the online nomination form. Submissions are reviewed by a panel of judges and award recipients will be notified in early September.
Category winners will receive tickets for two individuals to attend the Dairy Joint Annual Meeting November 13-15, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. This includes cost of travel and hotel rooms. Winners will be announced publicly at a luncheon ceremony during the meeting. Award recipients may also be asked to participate in a photo and/or video project about their farms before the awards ceremony in November.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is qualified?
All facilities who have a current FARM evaluation in the category area and no overdue animal care corrective action plans.
All FARM animal care, environmental stewardship and workforce development evaluators who are certified as of June 1, 2023.
Who can nominate a farm or evaluator?
Anyone! Farms or evaluators can be nominated by fellow dairy farmers, members of their communities, extension staff, cooperative or processor staff, veterinarians, themselves or others.
How are the FARM Excellence Awards judged?
The awards are judged by FARM Farmer Advisory Council members and other subject matter experts.
What do category winners receive?
Each category winner receives tickets for two individuals to attend the Dairy Joint Annual Meeting November 13-15 in Orlando, Florida. This includes cost of travel and hotel rooms. Winners will be announced publicly during the meeting.
The National Dairy FARM Program created the FARM Excellence Awards in 2021 to recognize farms and evaluators with an unparalleled dedication to FARM Program principles. Learn more about past winners below.