CCQA Instructor Training

CCQA is a quality assurance certification program that was built to unite calf raisers around key management practices that ensures consumers all cattle raised at a calf raising facility are healthy and well cared for and the products they generate are wholesome and safe. Components of the program include Calf Health, Animal Handling and Stockmanship, Management and Care, Employee Training, Continuing Education, and Emergency Preparedness. CCQA is recognized certification through Beef Quality Assurance (BQA), Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM), Veal Quality Assurance (VQA), and Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA). The goal of a Train the Trainer session is to prepare and certify industry leaders in the techniques and instruction of the program. Once certified, you will gain access to the CCQA Hub that houses all the materials they will need. Following access to the hub, you can then host on-farm training events to assist in employee training and certification.



This session will be held Tuesday, February 6, from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Wyndham Lancaster Resort and Convention Center (2300 Lincoln Highway East, LANCASTER, PA, US) This event is hosted by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in conjunction with the PA Dairy Summit. Potential opportunity to off-set some travel expense. Please inquire about your interest today!


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Industry Event: Agricultural Safety Conference

Fox Valley Technical College’s Agricultural Safety Conference will be held in-person at the Appleton Campus (1825 N. Bluemound Drive Appleton, WI 54912) on December 6, 2023. Visit their website for more information and to register.

Note: This event is not hosted by the National Dairy FARM Program and inclusion on this events calendar is not an official FARM Program endorsement.

Industry Event: Stockmanship & Stewardship Tour

Stockmanship and Stewardship is a unique two-day educational experience featuring low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, Beef Quality Assurance educational sessions, facility design sessions to best run your operation and industry updates you won’t find anywhere else. Learn from stockmanship experts Curt Pate and Ron Gill and get BQA certified.


Note: This event is not hosted by the National Dairy FARM Program and inclusion on this events calendar is not an official FARM Program endorsement.

World Dairy Expo Lunch & Learn hosted by FARM, Zoetis & Alltech

Dairy farmers and managers, along with their veterinarian, nutritionist and employee management teams, are invited to join Alltech Inc., Zoetis Animal Health and the National Dairy FARM Program for this lunch session. FARM staff will provide an overview of program priorities and answer questions. Jorge Delgado, Alltech, and other subject matter experts will cover employee management topics, including overcoming cultural and communication barriers and improving employee retention.

If interested in attending, email for more information.




Sustainable Agriculture Summit

The Sustainable Agriculture Summit is the premier sustainability event for agriculture and by agriculture, convening the collective food and agriculture value chain to learn, develop and advance a shared vision for a sustainable and resilient U.S. food system.

Dairy Sustainability Alliance Fall Meeting

The Dairy Sustainability Alliance® Fall Meeting will focus on advancing dairy’s vital role of nourishing people, communities and the planet in a global sustainable food system.