FARM Quick Convos

Join the FARM Program staff and industry stakeholders to learn about program components, expectations and resources. Each conversation will be streamed live via Zoom and the FARM program Facebook. After the livestream, the recordings and supplementary materials will be stored below.

Upcoming Conversations

March 2021

Join Dr. Hans Coetzee with Kansas State University as he discusses why pain mitigation for disbudding of calves is important in addition to what options and cost are involved in implementing the practice.

Past Conversations

February 2021

Discover FARM’s newest program area, Workforce Development as Nicole Ayache, senior director, sustainability initiatives for FARM provides the background and overview of the standards and evaluation tool focused on human resources and workforce development.
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January 2021

NMPF’s vice president, sustainability & scientific affairs, Jamie Jonker, Ph.D. will discuss the role FARM and NMPF plays in representing the dairy industry. He will also review how the organizations provide resources on the forefront of judicious antibiotic use and stewardship.
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December 2020

Nicole Ayache, senior director, sustainability initiatives for FARM explains the background, structure and participation expectations for the FARM Environmental Stewardship program area.
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Listen in as Emily Yeiser Stepp, NMPF’s vice president of FARM discusses the value of FARM Animal Care and provides an overview of the current Version 4.0 standards and expectations.
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November 2020

Beverly Hampton Phifer, FARM’s stakeholder relations manager, will provide a summary of a dairy producer’s role as a program participant as well as what evaluation preparation materials FARM has to offer.


FARM Animal Care Evaluation Preparation Guide for Version 4.0

FARM Farmer Advisory Council 

FARM Animal Care Task Forces
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Join NMPF’s vice president of FARM, Emily Yeiser Stepp as she discusses FARM’s history, role within the dairy industry and an overview of the four distinct program areas.
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