Ohio Farm Bureau hosted a humane officers training day in Tuscarawas County last fall and is looking to expand the program.

The purpose of the training is to provide humane officers a basic understanding of farm animal care and production practices, which can differ greatly from appropriate care for other animals humane officers typically encounter, and to identify resources for local animal shelters and officials dealing with animal care complaints.

“For this training we are able to bring in livestock animal experts to teach the attendees the basics of animal behavior, handling and care,” said Roger High, OFBF director of livestock policy. “The classroom lecture as well as taking the participants to a farm setting with the animals helps connect them to the ag industry.”

Participants at the event included humane officers, dog wardens, animal rescue groups, county sheriff’s deputies, animal control officers, county commissioners and local animal shelter personnel/humane societies.

“It is important that those who generally don’t deal with livestock know the basics of farm animal management,” High said.

Anyone interested in hosting a training session should contact High at [email protected].

The next training session is scheduled for April 5 at the University of Findlay.  Register by March 30.

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