Dairy Care Academy

To further help MMPA farms continue to provide the best care for their animals, MMPA has developed a new program: Dairy Care Academy. Continuous training of animal caretakers is a requirement for the F.A.R.M., or Farmers Assuring Responsible Management, program which is a third-party verified animal care and welfare nationwide program. Since 2016, 100 percent of MMPA farms have been enrolled in the FARM animal care program.

This new program is a free, day-long interactive training opportunity covering areas such as proper milking practices, stockmanship and calf care. These training sessions are designed to reinforce to employees why training and knowledge is important, provide a live forum for interaction and improve employee performance on the farm. Dairy Care Academy will be covering similar content of the Milker Training and Calf Care Schools. Classroom-style or on-farm training is available to members upon request.

More information about 2020 Dairy Care Academy sessions will be released at a later date.