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National Dairy FARM Program and Cargill partner to offer customizable safety review

Apr 07, 2021

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program has partnered with Cargill to launch the Actionable Safety Review, a new online tool that enables dairy farmers to identify and review opportunities to improve safety on the farm.

“Safety is top of mind for dairy owners and operators, so often they are looking for ideas on what they can do to enhance their safety management,” says Nicole Ayache, senior director of sustainability initiatives at NMPF. “That’s why we’re excited about our partnership with Cargill and the Actionable Safety Review. It covers a set of important on-farm safety topics with practical advice for addressing each one.”

Farmers filling out the Actionable Safety Review are prompted to consider their own operations and make note of their approach to specific safety topics. The tool offers recommendations and resources for farmers to follow-up on those topics. Dairy farmers who complete the safety review will receive a copy of their responses to serve as a list of farm-specific action items designed to keep employees, farmers, and families safe on the dairy.

“At Cargill, our goal is to ensure every employee returns home safely to their loved ones each day. We also strive to make this happen on the dairies that we partner with, which is where the idea for an Actionable Safety Review originated from,” says Steve Halahan, dairy focus consultant and safety advocate for Cargill. “By outlining and reviewing safety protocols on your dairy, you make a commitment to focusing on safety first for your family and employees.”

As a thank you for their time and commitment to working safely, Cargill also will provide two high-visibility, reflective safety hats to dairy farmers who use the online tool during the month of April, or while supplies last.

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The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), based in Arlington, VA, develops and carries out policies that advance dairy producers and the cooperatives they own. NMPF’s member cooperatives produce the majority of U.S. milk, making NMPF the voice of dairy producers on Capitol Hill and with government agencies.

Created by the National Milk Producers Federation in partnership with Dairy Management Inc, the National Dairy FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible Management) works with all U.S. dairy farmers, co-ops and processors, to demonstrate to dairy customers and consumers that the dairy industry is taking the very best care of cows and the environment, producing safe, wholesome milk and adhering to the highest standards of workforce development.