We are planning for another busy year of training at PAACO in 2021. We are working to finalize the 2021 training dates. Registration will be available starting February 1, 2021. We look forward to working with you this year!

On-Site/Virtual Training

PAACO Dairy Welfare Auditor Training |2021 Virtual Training

Apr 26, 2021 - Apr 29, 2021



Due to postponing the spring WI Dairy Training, we are in the beginning stages of creating a virtual version of this course. This virtual verison will be held April 26-29, 2021

This training will combine a detailed curriculum, based on industry audit instruments, and hands-on training at two different dairy farm facilities.

All attendees must complete an online course to be prepared. This course will be a series of repeatability tests and some homework to print out and bring with to the onsite training. Registrants will be sent information regarding this prior to the course, via email. Cost of this course is included in your registration fee.

Informational brochure will be posted soon.

PAACO Poultry Welfare Auditor Training 2021

Jul 13, 2021 - Jul 15, 2021



This is our annual Poultry Welfare Auditor Training, which includes Broilers, Layers, and Turkeys.  It will be held July 13-15, 2021. Attendees must meet PAACO education and experience requirements to attend. Following successful completion of training and passing the online exam, attendees will still be required to complete two (2) full shadow audits. 

All attendees joining us for this training will be required to take four online prerequisites prior to meeting on July 14th.  These four prereqs are Basic Avian Biology, Broiler 201, Layer 201, and Turkey 201 and they are included in the cost of training.  Once you register for training, are approved and pay for the onsite training, the online courses will be available to take on your account dashboard. These courses will be available on your account - the "My Online Trainings" tab (fourth over).  If you are prompted to pay for these courses, or they aren't available contact Dakota  Please do NOT pay for the 201 trainings.

If you are taking this course for CE credits or are internally certified seeking full, please reach out to Dakota for instructions,

You will be sent additional information regarding the agenda, training details, and more 30 days ahead of the training.

This training will either be in-person in Arkansas or on a virtual platform. This virtual course and online trainings are taught in English.

PAACO Meat Plant Welfare Auditor Training - Virtual

May 18, 2021 - May 20, 2021



Join us for the 2021 spring Meat Plant Training, May May 18-20, 2021. This training will be held virtually and will offer Spanish translation*. This training will use the NAMI Audit Guidelines to provide a detailed curriculum, along with hands-on training at a pork and beef plant.

More information will be available soon!

*Materials and training delivery will be fully translated into Spanish.