FARM Excellence Awards

New Awards to Recognize Farms and Evaluators

Do you know a farmer who is going above and beyond in their implementation of the FARM Program standards? What about a FARM Program evaluator who is excelling in their engagement with their farms, the industry and other stakeholders? The FARM Program is pleased to accept nominations for farms and evaluators for the FARM Excellence Awards program to acknowledge their hard work. Winners in each category will be recognized at the NMPF/DMI Dairy Joint Annual Meeting and will receive tickets for two individuals to attend the event in Las Vegas, November 15 – 17.

Award categories include Animal Care & Antibiotic Stewardship, Environmental Stewardship, Workforce Development, and FARM Evaluators. Nominations are open from July 1 – September 1 and farms or evaluators can be nominated by fellow dairy farmers, members of their communities, extension, cooperative or processor staff, veterinarians, themselves or others.

Award Categories

Timeline

July 1 to September 1

Applications open and accepted

September

Scoring conducted and winners selected by the review committee comprised of Farmer Advisory Council members and other subject matter experts.

September 30

Category winners notified

November 15 – 17

Winner recognized at the Dairy Joint Annual Meeting in Las Vegas

Frequently Asked Questions

Each category winner receives tickets for two individuals to attend the Dairy Joint Annual Meeting in Las Vegas November 15 – 17. This includes cost of travel and hotel rooms. Winners will be announced during the meeting.

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!

Farms

All facilities who have a current FARM evaluation in the category area and no overdue animal care corrective action plans.

Evaluators

All FARM animal care, environmental stewardship and workforce development evaluators who are certified as of August 31, 2021.

Application