Submitted by Kris Boone, firstname.lastname@example.org
Shaun Wellert, Maurice Eastridge (Animal Sciences) and Christopher Zoller (Extension) have been awarded a Faculty Advisory Council and the Dean of CFAES grant in the amount of $12,525 for their proposal "A Model for Agricultural Workforce Development Programming: Farm Labor Management and Animal Health and Handling Certificate Programs.”
Wellert, Eastridge and Zoller identified a knowledge gap pertaining to management training and animal handling in an on-farm setting. This knowledge gap limits the ability of farm managers to retain employees and potentially leads to animal welfare issues and human safety concerns. To remedy this situation, the PIs are proposing to create and offer two non-credit certificate courses: 1) Training farm managers and, 2) Training animal handlers.
Congratulations, Shaun and colleagues!