The Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine is offering two web-based courses, Overview of Organic and Alternative Livestock Production For Veterinarians and Overview of Organic and Alternative Livestock Production for Veterinary Technicians, Extension Personnel And Other Animal Health Professionals. Registration opens June 30, 2022.
These introductory courses are a broad overview of organic livestock production and your role as an animal health/animal management professional working with these farmers and ranchers. We will introduce you to organic and alternative agriculture and discuss its roots, economics, benefits, and the current and evolving, growing production system. We will meet the farmers and ranchers and learn why they work in and believe in these systems. Organic certification rules and regulations will be explored, along with the different treatment options used on these farms and ranches. We will also delve into practice management and communication tools to engage with and incorporate these new clients into your practice.
Katie Steneroden DVM, MPH, PhD, DACVPM, course instructor, CFSPH, explains, “This growing, evolving production system isn’t something we learn about in school. Knowing the rules and practices involved in organic and alternative livestock production and they the animal health professional’s role on these operations is much needed and long overdue.
The courses are free, and open to any animal health, professional or student, or individual interested in organic and alternative livestock production. To find out more and to register, visit: Overview of Organic and Alternative Animal Health
The course has been approved by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE®) for 1 hours of continuing education (non-interactive on-line; veterinarians or veterinary technicians).
The Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) is nationally and internationally recognized for providing educational materials and animal disease information. The CFSPH was established in 2002 through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase national and international preparedness for accidental or intentional introduction of diseases that threaten food production or public health.
To learn more, contact Katie Steneroden, Lead Public Health Veterinarian, Center for Food Security and Public Health at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-222-9986.
This article was written by the Center for Food Security and Public Health (CFSPH) at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.