We are planning for another busy year of training at PAACO in 2020.  We are closely watching the news on COVID-19 and thinking about how that might impact our training events.

We are rescheduling all trainings prior to June 29. If you are registered for a training during that time and we reschedule it we will contact you as soon as we know the new proposed dates. Each month, we will assess and move other trainings as needed. It is our intent to hold at least one training of each type in 2020 unless circumstances dictate otherwise.
We are committed as always to our mission of advancing animal welfare through the training and certification of auditors and audits.

On-Site/Virtual Training

PAACO On-Farm Swine Welfare Auditor Training 2020 - Virtual

Dec 8, 2020 - Dec 10, 2020



Join us for our first ever Virtual offering of Swine Welfare Auditor Training.  This course will train you to use a number of audit instruments including the Common Swine Industry Audit, PigCARE, GAP and others in both sow facilities and wean-to-finish operations.

Student and International Attendee discounts may be available pending qualifications.

There is an online prerequisite for this course, Swine 201.  Once you are registered for the onsite training and submit payment, you will have access to this course on your account.  If you are prompted to pay for Swine 201, please do not pay.  Email Dakota if you have issues.

Additional information will be posted soon!

PAACO Beef Feedlot Welfare Auditor Training - November 2020

Nov 4, 2020 - Nov 5, 2020


Greeley, CO

Join us on-site November 4-5 in Greeley, CO for this year's Beef Feedlot Welfare Auditor Training.

All attendees joining us for the PAACO Beef Feedlot Welfare Auditor training will be required to take Beef Feedlot 201.  This prerequisite is included in the cost of training.  Once you REGISTER for training, are APPROVED and PAY for the onsite training, access is granted. Beef Feedlot can be found on the "My Online Trainings" tab (fourth over) when you're logged in and on your account page. If you are prompted to pay for this course, or they aren't available contact Dakota  Please do NOT pay for the 201 training.

The onsite training will be a combination of detailed classroom instruction and hands-on experience at a feedlot operation.

Below is the informational flyer. Check back for more information including an agenda, airport information, and hotel blocks.