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.
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 volunteer judges from the FARM Farmer Advisory Council and other industry subject matter experts.
What do category winners receive?
Each category winner receives tickets for two individuals to attend the Dairy Joint Annual Meeting. 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.