Training/ Registration

Announcement

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 through at least May 15. 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 Training

PAACO Meat Plant Welfare Auditor Training 2020 Iowa

May 20, 2020 - May 21, 2020

$875.00

Sioux City, IA

Join us in Sioux City, IA for the first Meat Plant Welfare Auditor Training of 2019.  This training will use the NAMI Audit Guidelines to provide a detailed curriculum, along with hands-on training at a pork and beef plant.

Informational brochure, including hotel and airport locations, can be found in the attachment below!

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PAACO Dairy Welfare Auditor Training 2020 Wisconsin - POSTPONED until June

Apr 28, 2020 - Apr 30, 2020

$1,300.00

Evansville, WI

We will be hosting the first Dairy Welfare Auditor Training of 2020 in South Central Wisconsin.   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.

More information, including hotel and airport locations, can be found in the information brochure attached. Hotel information coming soon!

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PAACO Poultry Welfare Auditor Training 2020 Arkansas

Jul 14, 2020 - Jul 16, 2020

$845.00

Fayetteville, AR

This is our annual Poultry Welfare Auditor Training, which includes Broilers, Layers, and Turkeys.  

All attendees joining us for this training will be required to take four online prerequisites prior to meeting in person 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 dthomas@animalauditor.org.  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, dthomas@animalauditor.org

The informational training brochure, including airport and hotel locations, will be posted soon!

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PAACO Meat Plant Welfare Auditor Training 2020 Nebraska

Oct 13, 2020 - Oct 14, 2020

$875.00

Fremont, NE

This is our annual Nebraska Meat Plant training that is held prior to the NAMI Conference in Kansas City. This training will combine a detailed curriculum based on industry audit instruments and hands-on training at production facilities.

Information brochure, including airport and hotel locations, will be posted soon!

PAACO Swine Welfare Auditor Training 2020 South Dakota

Sep 30, 2020 - Oct 1, 2020

$975.00

Brookings, SD

Join us September 30-October 1 in Brookings, SD for the Swine Welfare Auditor Training.  This course will use the Common Swine Industry Audit to combine a detailed classroom curriculum with hands-on training and a sow facility and a wean-to-finish operation.

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 dthomas@animalauditor.org if you have issues.

Informational brochure, including hotel and airport locations, will be posted soon!

PAACO Dairy Welfare Auditor Training 2020 California

Oct 6, 2020 - Oct 8, 2020

$1,300.00

Manteca, CA

Join PAACO in the Central Valley of California for the final 2020 Dairy Training!  

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

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

The informational borchure, including hotel and airport locations, will be posted soon!

PAACO Beef Feedlot Welfare Auditor Training 2020 Michigan - POSTPONED, Date TBD

Jun 16, 2020 - Jun 17, 2020

$950.00

East Lansing, MI

We will be hosting a PAACO Beef Feedlot Welfare Auditor Training in East Lansing, Michigan on June 16-17. This training will precede the International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare.

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 dthomas@animalauditor.org.  Please do NOT pay for the 201 training.

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

If you attend the welfare symposium following the PAACO training, it will count for 12 hours of continuing education.

Check back for more information including a tentative agenda, airport information, and hotel blocks.

PAACO Meat Plant Welfare Auditor Training 2020 Alberta

Jun 16, 2020 - Jun 17, 2020

$875.00

Lethbridge & High River,

Join us June 16-17 in Alberta for this year's only Meat Plant Welfare Auditor Training in Canada. This course will combine a detailed curriculum based on industry audit instruments and hands-on training at production facilities.

Informational brochure, including airport and hotel locations, will be posted soon!

PAACO On-Farm Swine Welfare Auditor Training 2020 Manitoba

Sep 29, 2020 - Sep 30, 2020

$750.00

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Join us in Manitoba, Canada on September 29-30 for the Swine Welfare Auditor Training. This course will combine a detailed classroom curriculum with hands-on training at a sow facility and a wean-to-finish operation.

There is an online prerequisitie for this course, Swine 201 and it is included in the cose of training. Once you register for the onsite training, are approved, and sumbit payment the online course will be available to take on your account dashboard. Swine 201 ill be available on your account page - the fourth tab, "My Online Trainings" If you are prompted to pay for this course or they are not available contact Dakota dthomas@animalauditor.org. Please DO NOT pay for the prerequisite 201 course.

If you are taking this course for CE credits, please reach out to Dakota for instructions.

The informational training brochure, including airports and hotel locations, will be posted soon!