July 26, 2012-- The Center for Dairy Farm Safety (CDFS) will offer a Dairy Farm Safety Short Course to local dairy producers in August and September at a variety of extension offices throughout the state.
The CDFS ten-hour short course is a comprehensive program covering:
The Center for Dairy Farm Safety was established through a Susan Harwood OSHA grant and the safety training materials were developed through collaboration by UW-River Falls and UW-Extension. The program curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA).
In addition to complete course materials, participants will receive templates and tools that can be applied to their dairy farm to assist in building best practices for an effective health and safety program.
For registration information, visit http://www.uwrf.edu/CenterForDairyFarmSafety/ or call 715-425-3240. The short course will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. over a two-day period. All course materials and lunch are provided for a $15 registration fee.
Classes are scheduled at: Fond du Lac County Extension Office: Aug. 29 and Sept. 5; Marathon County Extension Office: Aug. 7 and 14; Shawano County Extension Office: Sept. 6 and 13; UW-River Falls Dairy Learning Center: Aug. 16 and 23; Baraboo – Foremost Farms Headquarters: Sept. 13 and 20.
Courses are also set for the following counties: Barron, Buffalo, Clark, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Jackson, Kewanee, Outagamie and Sheboygan. Please check the website for dates.