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      National Dairy FARM Version 4.0 Trainer Course in Fort Worth


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      December 2, 2019

      Monday  12:00 PM

      132 E Exchange Avenue
      Fort Worth, Texas

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      National Dairy FARM Version 4.0 Trainer Course

      The National Dairy FARM Program is a nationwide, verifiable program that addresses animal well-being. Having well-trained, knowledgeable evaluators is key to a successful animal care program. Learn more about the FARM Program. This intensive training will cover the intent of the FARM Program and explain how to successfully complete a FARM Version 4.0 evaluation based on the National Dairy FARM Program guidelines. Those who complete the FARM Trainer Courses will be certified to train FARM Animal Care evaluators. FARM Trainer Course After successful completion of the FARM Trainer Course, the attendee will be certified to conduct on-farm evaluations and train FARM Animal Care evaluators. This provides cooperatives, propietary processors, veterinarians and university personnel the opportunity to conduct in-house training for new FARM Program evaluators. FARM Animal Care Version 4.0 Evaluator Trainers Certified Evaluator Trainers are qualified to: Conduct National Dairy FARM Animal Care Version 4.0 2nd party evaluations Conduct trainings for National Dairy FARM Animal Care Version 4.0 evaluators. Evaluator Trainer Applicant Approval and Certification Process Applicants must apply for initial approval for Animal Care Version 4.0 training via www.nationaldairyfarm.com regardless if they have been certified in pervious FARM Animal Care versions. Once an individual has completed an initial application for Version 4.0, they do not have to reapply for annual recertification. Applicant will apply for approval Applicants who have met the evaluator trainer applicant requirements will be interviewed on the phone by FARM with a scoring rubric. Evaluator Trainers must re-certify annually (every 365 days) in-person at a FARM Program hosted training. Maintaining Certification Evaluator Trainers must have complete or shadow a minimum of 10 evaluations each year. Evaluator Trainers must be a certified FARM Animal Care evaluator for at minimum three years prior to applying to be an evaluator trainer. Evaluator Trainers must be shadowed by FARM at least once annually. Certification of a Trainer will be based upon assessment of: Education/on-farm dairy industry experience captured in resume, CV or similar document Interview with associated rubric score Performance on pre-training work Completion of in-classroom training Completion of on-farm practicum Completion of database practicum Performance on training tests Approval by FARM Program staff *Experience must be approved by the National Dairy FARM Program Evaluator Trainer Applicant Requirements Evaluators Trainers must have at least a combination of eight years of education and/or on-dairy farm industry experience. Education experience can include animal science, dairy science or other relevant curriculum.  Credentials must be verified through a resume, CV, summary of experience or similar document with three dairy farm or industry references reviewed and approved by FARM staff Evaluator Trainers must be able to perform basic email, internet and mobile tablet and computer functions. Evaluator Trainers must be capable of easily communicating with FARM Program staff on a regular basis via email and/or phone. Evaluators Trainers must implement the program with the highest level of integrity. The National Dairy FARM Program reserves the right to reject or revoke the certification of any applicant or evaluator trainer after certification who fails to meet program standards. Cost $550.00 which includes training materials, one breakfast and two lunches, travel to/from the farm, meeting room rental   Agenda Monday, December 212:00 pm - 4:30 pmClassroom - Hyatt Place Ft. Worth Stockyard | 132 E Exchange Avenue Ft. Worth, TX 76106Tuesday, December 38:00 am - 5:00 pmClassroom - Hyatt Place Ft. Worth Stockyard | 132 E Exchange Avenue Ft. Worth, TX 76106Wednesday, December 47:00 am - 4:00 pmOn-Farm Evaluation - Ride Bus from the Hyatt Place*Please do not book flights before 6:00 pm **Breakfast and Lunch will be provided daily** Hotel Hyatt Place Ft. Worth Stockyard132 E Exchange Avenue Ft. Worth, TX 76106 Reservation Code: DFAC Room Rate: $149.00Cut Off Date: 11/2/19

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