by Whitney Flach
Iowa Farm Bureau Federation has partnered with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association to offer to help with the livestock industry in preparing for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s expanded veterinary feed directive.
Ed Kordick, commodity services manager for Iowa Farm Bureau Federation says, “We want Iowa farmers to gain the knowledge needed to continue the great job raising healthy livestock in Iowa. The meetings will be a great opportunity for livestock farmers and everyone involved in the new FDA regulation to learn the changes needed on the farm.”
These meetings will include regional educational sessions around the state of Iowa, which starts August 22nd and goes through September 1st.. The sessions will occur in 11 different locations. The Veterinary Feed Directive implementation date is January 1, 2017. With that quickly approaching, these sessions will answer questions or scenarios that people are still unsure about.
Iowa State Extension Beef Program Specialist Chris Clark says, “The program will include a general overview of the VFD, species breakout sessions, and discussion panels featuring veterinarians, producers, and feed industry personnel. “
These meetings are free off cost, but registration is encouraged. For information on a session near you, visit our calendar.