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What are second party evaluations?

Nov 04, 2020

The Workforce Development evaluation tool is not a set of standards – it is a best practice assessment guide. The goals of the evaluation tool are to help farms:

  • learn about HR and safety management best practices
  • identify which practices might be useful for their farm
  • track improvement over time

By performing on-farm evaluations, the industry can also provide important assurances to supply chain customers: dairy buyers and retailers. Dairy buyers and retailers are interested in on-farm labor practices in dairy. The FARM program is being proactive by offering a Second party evaluation tool that will serve as the industry’s voice to communicate that dairy is passionate about providing safe and thriving work environments for employees and family members. The FARM program also has regular conversations with dairy customers to share dairy’s labor story and encourage wide recognition of FARM Workforce Development.