ONE-DAY WORKSHOP HELPS TRAIN LOCAL OFFICERS ON ANIMAL CARE
Animal control officers, sheriff deputies and others interested in farm animal care are encouraged to attend one of four Animal Agriculture 101 classes held across the state in November.
In addition to farm animal care, Animal Ag 101 provides attendees with a basic understanding of production practices, as well as creates a resource for local animal shelters and officials who deal with animal care complaints. Sessions will include information from experts in the fields of cattle, equine, swine, poultry, sheep and goats.
Qualifying occupations may receive continuing education credits for the course, and all attendees will receive a certificate for five hours of instruction.
Each session is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Session dates and venues are:
Nov. 8 – Tuscaloosa
Law Enforcement Academy, 7601 Robert Cardinal Road
Nov. 15 – Madison
Tennessee Valley Research and Extension Center, 9494 Experimental Loop
Nov. 27 – Mobile
John Archer Agricultural Center, 1070 Schillinger Road N.
Nov. 29 – Auburn
Ham Wilson Arena, 650 S. Donahue Drive
Registration is $15 per person and includes lunch. To register, visit ALVMA.com or call (334) 395-0086.
Animal Ag 101 is sponsored by the Alabama Coalition for Farm Animal Care and Well-Being, of which the Alabama Farmers Federation is a member.