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[ISDA] Free Instructional Sessions Available for Producers
Start Date: 1/22/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 1/23/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
Entry Description
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is hosting a series of producer workshops across the state as part of the Certified Livestock Producer Program (CLPP), a voluntary program that recognizes farmers for their commitment to innovative and top industry standards.

Each workshop is free of charge and will include industry experts in the five areas of focus for the CLPP program: commitment to the environment, animal well-being, food safety, emergency planning, biosecurity and being a good neighbor in their community.

“The Certified Livestock Producer Program gives an opportunity for livestock producers to publicly demonstrate their commitment to their farm, their family and the future,” said CLPP Program Manager, John Nagle.” The instructional sessions are the first step toward completing the program, and offer valuable insight from experts in the livestock industry that will benefit each producer’s operation and community.”

Who: Livestock producers of all sizes and species

What: Free CLPP Instructional Sessions

When & Where: February 19th & February 21st (Both 5 – 8 p.m.)
                             Knoy Center, Cloverdale High School
                             205 E. Market St.
                             Cloverdale, IN

                             March 13th & March 14th (Both 5 – 8 p.m.) 
                             Miami County Extension Office 
                             1029 W. 200 N.
                             Peru, IN

                             March 26th & 28th 5 – 8 p.m. (Both 5 – 8 p.m.)
                             Dearborn County Extension Office
                             Aurora City Hall
                             229 Main St.
                             Aurora, IN

Cost: No cost for producers to attend and dinner will be provided

To register please visit the ISDA website at
Contact John Nagle at or (317) 232-8770 for questions or more information.

CLPP Workshop Speakers

Environmental Section
Jordan Seger
, the program manager for the environmental stewardship initiative for the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), will speak on the conservation aspects and opportunities of the CLPP.

Mike Veenhuizen, owner of Livestock Engineering Solutions will speak regarding the nutrient management and the compliance area of the environmental section. Livestock Engineering Solutions is a company dedicated to assisting in correctly developing a livestock facility to ensure that it meets regulations put in place by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

Biosecurity Section
Maria Cooper, D.V.M., deputy director for biosecurity and emergency planning, of the Indiana Board of Animal Health (BOAH) will speak on the importance of farm biosecurity.

Emergency Planning
Jim Rink, the director of farm and crop programs for Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, will speak on developing a farm emergency plan.

Jeannie Keating, manager of media relations for ISDA, will speak at the Cloverdale and Aurora sessions. Denise Derrer, the director of communication for BOAH, will speak at the Peru session. Both will provide techniques on how to work with the media.

Food Safety and Animal Well-Being
John Nagle, CLPP program manager for ISDA will present information on food safety and animal well-being.

Being a Good Neighbor
Greg Slipher, the livestock specialist for Indiana Farm Bureau, will speak on how and why to be a good neighbor in your community. 

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  • Agency Name
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