Virtual animal handling training helps farms meet F.A.R.M. requirements

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Free virtual training opportunity geared towards dairy farmers and their employees

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County, in a cooperative effort with New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH), will offer a free virtual training opportunity geared towards dairy farmers and their employees. This virtual zoom training will be Thursday, February 25th, 2021 from 7 to 8pm.

Agricultural safety educators will cover the importance of proper animal handling, as well as, provide training specifically designed to address the needs of non-ambulatory animals. This training was developed in accordance with the F.A.R.M. program standards for non-ambulatory animal care.

In the presentation, NYCAMH educators will emphasize prevention, preparation and prompt action in appropriately responding to and caring for non-ambulatory animals. Workers will learn about common causes for down cows, as well as considerations to take when transporting these animals. The John May Farm Safety Grant program along with the PTO Shield program will be discussed.

From the comfort of your warm home or farm office, you can educate and train your valued employees and work towards fulfilling some of the F.A.R.M. program annual requirements. The training is free but registration is required by visiting: https://tinyurl.com/y2gxylk8.

Questions and more information is available by contacting Marylynn at mrm7@cornell.edu.

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