National Dairy FARM Endorsements
"Pennsylvania’s commitment to dairy animal care prompted us to build the PA Dairy Animal Care and Quality Assurance Program in 2008. This has served as a springboard for Pennsylvania dairy producers and industry stakeholders to unite behind this important concept. We fully support the National Dairy FARM Program initiative and the work being done to build national dairy animal well-being standards and programs that certify our national commitment to this critical industry issue."
- John Frey, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Center for Dairy Excellence
"Our organization whole-heartedly supports programs such as the National Dairy FARM Program. The program further demonstrates that producers consider proper care for dairy animals a moral imperative and also provides a credible, verifiable framework for producers to demonstrate that commitment to consumers"
— M. Gatz Riddell, Jr., DVM, Executive Vice President of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners
"Dairy farmers throughout the United States share an important responsibility to provide the optimum in care for their animals. It is a charge they assume willingly as caretakers of that gentle creature recognized as the source of nature’s most nearly perfect food - milk. Development of the National Dairy FARM Program affirms the US dairy industry’s commitment to assuring the best in animal care and product quality assurance. It represents an important step forward in the preservation of consumer confidence that farm production practices are consistent and address concerns for animal well-being."
- Jan K. Shearer, DVM, MS., Professor and Extension Veterinarian, Iowa State University
"We need to speak with a unified voice on animal care in the dairy industry so consumers have confidence that our animals are well cared for and that our products are safe. The National Dairy FARM Program can achieve that goal."
— Dr. Karen Jordan, DVM, milk producer, Chair of NMPF Animal Welfare and Techincal Writing Committees
"Dairy FARM is a comprehensive program created through a grassroots effort that involved input not only from dairy producers but from a wide array of experts. I encourage producers to take advantage of a platform that lets them demonstrate and document exceptional animal care to consumers on a national level."
- Paul Rovey, President, United Dairymen of Arizona
"Animal welfare is a critical issue for our industry. PDPW supports programs that will help dairy producers demonstrate their continued commitment to the care of animals and encourages producers to take part in animal welfare programs that are consistent with the principles and guidelines of the National Dairy Animal Well-Being Initiative. We applaud the FARM program for certifying that it meets these important guidelines."
- Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin*
*Pending a successful program review by PAACO
Doug Knoepke, President, PDPW Board
Shelly Mayer, Executive Director, PDPW