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

May 2021

Beverly Hampton Phifer, Stakeholder Relations Manager for the FARM Program at NMPF, Chase DeCoite, Director of Beef Quality Assurance for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and veterinarian Stuart Hall, will introduce the Calf Care Quality Assurance program and answer questions about the program’s guidelines for calf raisers.

Past Conversations

April 2021

Nicole Ayache, senior director of sustainability initiatives at NMPf, will focus on the fundamentals of the dairy industry’s Net Zero commitment. She will be joined by Pennsylvania dairy farmer, Jim Biddle, to answer questions about implementing environmental stewardship practices on his farm.
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March 2021

Collin Robertson, human resources manager at Double A Dairy and Steve Halahan, Dairy Focus consultant specializing in nutrition and safety with Cargill, join the FARM Program for a 30-minute Quick Convo on implementing on-farm safety protocols and best practices.
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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.


Progressive Dairy – Using pain mitigation when disbudding calves
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February 2021

Discover FARM’s newest program area, Workforce Development as Nicole Ayache, senior director, sustainability initiatives for NMPF 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 of sustainability initiatives for NMPF 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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