November 30, 9am–4pmWhere
Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH
Get practical advice and answers to commonly-asked questions about how best to handle and manage compromised animals. Learn about the latest consumer research on perceptions of animal agriculture and the implications for the livestock industries. Hear an update on the activities of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board.
Temple Grandin, professor of animal science at Colorado State University, will explain how to humanely handle farm animals, including handling of ill, injured, nonambulatory or otherwise compromised animals.
Jan Shearer, professor and dairy extension veterinary specialist at Iowa State University, will reveiw appropriate methods of euthanasia and considerations for when euthanasia should occur.
Linda Lobao, professor of rural sociology and Danielle Deemer, doctoral student in rural sociology at Ohio State University will present results of recent surveys of Ohioans’ perceptions of farm animal welfare.
Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity, will discuss Consumers’ perceptions of animal agriculture and the implications for Ohio’s farmers.
OFBF’s Mike Bumgarner, vice president for the Center for Food and Animal Issues, will take part in a panel discussion: Industry and professional organization approaches to addressing animal welfare in Ohio.
Course Fee: $40 general registration, $125 registration with Continuing Education credit, $25 student registration. Registration is available online and is due Nov. 22.