CE Opportunities

PAACO CE Online Opportunity List

Due to many meetings being canceled or postponed, PAACO has created a list of online training that will count for CE credits. Along with the CE listing below all PAACO online courses can be taken for CE credits. As we are notified of others, they will be added to the CE listing on the website. Click here to see the list of continuing education opportunities.

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Date Species Details CE Hour(s)
15778584002020Auditing
Lead Auditor Training (ISO 9001:2015)In person
Multiple

January 13-14, 2020 - Long Beach, CA
September 14-15, 2020 - Portland, OR

Species: Auditing
Topic: Auditing, Standards
Web link: https://asq.org/training/16-hour-iso-90012015-lead-auditor-training-exemplar-global-certified-la162015
15778584002020All
Animal Welfare Information Center Workshop (USDA)In person
Beltsville, Maryland

March 12-13, 2020
May 14-15, 2020
October 8-9, 2020

Species: All
Topic: Welfare
Web link: https://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/awic-workshop
16094808002021Poultry
International Course on Poultry ProductionIn person
Raleigh, North Carolina
Species: Poultry
Web link: https://poultry.ces.ncsu.edu/international-course-on-poultry-production/
1622005200May 26-27, 2021Dairy
Dairy Cattle Welfare SymposiumIn person
Syracuse, New York

2020 conference postponed until May 2021.

Species: Dairy
Topic: Welfare
Web link: https://www.dcwcouncil.org/symposium
1623214800Jun 9-11, 2021Pork
World Pork ExpoIn person
Des Moines, Iowa
Species: Pork
Topic: Production, Health, Welfare, Processing
Web link: https://www.worldpork.org/
1546322400Jan 2019 - Dec 2020Beef
NCBA Stockmanship and StewardshipIn person
Multiple
Species: Beef
Topic: Stockmanship, Environment
Web link: https://www.stockmanshipandstewardship.org/events
1603602000Oct 25-28, 2020Dairy
NMPF/NDC/UDIA Joint Annual MeetingIn person
Orlando, Florida
Species: Dairy
Topic: Health, Production, Welfare
Web link: https://www.nmpf.org/events/2020-ndb-nmpf-udia-joint-annual-meeting/
1619845200May 2021Poultry
Poultry Health Management School (PHMS)In person
St. Paul, Minnesota

The Poultry Health Management School (PHMS) is a well-known, established entity designed to teach modern practices in poultry production and how to implement them on the farm. 2019 boasted attendees from 20 U.S. states, two Canadian provinces and four countries.

For 2020, there will be 2 total schools—one turkey/broiler school and one layer school. 

Species: Poultry
Topic: Health Management
Web link: https://poultryhealthschool.com/
0Beef Feedlot, Meat Plant, Swine, Poultry
Canadian Food Inspection Agency: Amendment to Part XII: Transport of Animals: Health of Animals RegulationsOnline
- Online Webinar - http://www.animaltransportationassociation.org/industrynews/7389600

Webinar summary: The reasons, the methodology and the response to the new federal animal transport regulations.

Species: Beef Feedlot, Meat Plant, Swine, Poultry
Topic: Canadian Transportation Regulations
Web link: http://www.animaltransportationassociation.org/industrynews/7389600
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BQA modulesIn person
Arizona
Web link: https://bqa.beeflearningcenter.org/catalog/
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Temple Grandin Glass Walls VideosIn person
Web link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkBbso1kwZ3bZTqN5MBLqHWGpRqPCH7gK
15778584002020
World Aquaculture SocietyIn person
Multiple - Multiple

Aquaculture America 2020 - February 9-12 - Hawaii
Aquaculture Innovation Workshop 2020 - April 30-May 1 - New York
Aquaculture UK 2020 - May 19-21 - Scotland
World Aquaculture 2020 - June 8-12 - Singpore
Aquaculture Canada - August 30-September 2 - Newfoundland

Web link: https://www.was.org/EventCalendar.aspx
15778584002020Dairy
FARM Program Animal Care Evaluator TrainingIn person
- Multiple

June 16-17, 2020 - Madison, WI
August 18-19, 2020 - Boise, ID
October 20-21, 2020 - Syracuse, NY
December 8-9, 2020 - Phoenix, AZ

Species: Dairy
Topic: Evaluator, Animal Welfare, Training, Dairy cattle
Web link: https://nationaldairyfarm.com/events/
15778584002020Dairy
FARM Program Animal Care Train-the-TrainerIn person
- Multiple

June 15-17, 2020 - Madison, WI
August 17-19, 2020 - Boise, ID
October 19-21, 2020 - Syracuse, NY
December 7-9, 2020 - Phoenix, AZ

Species: Dairy
Topic: Dairy, Animal Welfare, Training
Web link: https://nationaldairyfarm.com/events/
16094808002021
North American Regional Meeting of the ISAEIn person
Davis, California
Web link: http://animalwelfare.ucdavis.edu/14th-na-isae.html
12
0Multiple
Improving Animal Welfare and Communication with the PublicOnline

Temple Grandin Professor of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University; author of several books including "Livestock Handling and Transport" and "Thinking in Pictures" Temple Grandin thinks in pictures, and those pictures help her help animals and their handlers by keeping animals calm and less stressed in situations that could be quite stressful for them.

Species: Multiple
Topic: Temple Grandin, behavior, public, stress, handling
Web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meV3XVCMP4w
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On Farm Euthanasia of Sheep with Jennifer WoodsOnline

Based on Code of Practice requirements, this webinar will provide information to help maintain animal welfare and handler safety during on-farm euthanasia, including:
  • Why an animal should be euthanized
  • Timeliness of euthanasia
  • Who should euthanize an animal
  • How to euthanize an animal
  • What should be done with the carcass of an animal after euthanasia.

Species: Sheep
Topic: euthanasia, captive bolt, stunning
Web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64-x3vlFlhU
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0Beef, Dairy, Bovine
Lameness in Cattle (Farm Animals) 1 - Veterinary Medicine, White Board TutorialOnline

Lameness in farm animals is a big issue which has its huge impact on production and profits and also it has ethical point related to animal welfare.

Species: Beef, Dairy, Bovine
Topic: lameness, scoring, vet, health
Web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxJHj-cNe4s
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0Multiple
A Conversation About Animal WelfareOnline

Dr. Angela Green, Assistant Professor, from the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois discusses animal welfare.

Species: Multiple
Topic: animal welfare
Web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAZekuNZVWk
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Temple Grandin Keynote at 2012 VT Grazing Conference: Animal Welfare AuditingOnline

At the 2012 Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference, Dr. Temple Grandin of Colorado State University gave her keynote presentation on How to Set Up and Implement Animal Welfare Auditing Systems. 

Species: Multiple
Topic: Temple Grandin, audit, auditing
Web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRs4krS-uOM
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0Poultry, Chickens
"Chickens on camera: automated assessment of welfare using optical flow" By Professor Marian DawkinsOnline

The system works by using cameras to monitor the movement of whole flocks and then analysing the statistical properties of this movement to give information about not only welfare but also key human health issues such as Campylobacter. 

Species: Poultry, Chickens
Topic: chicken, poultry, assessment, assess, behavior, welfare, management, analysis
Web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjIuMESr878
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0Multiple
Panel - Animal Welfare Standards from the Processors & RetailersOnline

Animal Welfare Standards from the Processors & Retailers - Ms. Sarah Wilbourn, Director, Animal Welfare, United Egg Producers; Mr. Jose Rojas, Vice President, Farm Operations, Hormel Inc.; Mr. Mike Brown, Director, Dairy Supply Chain, Kroger Foods; Ms. Christine Summers, Product Safety & Quality Assurance, Costco

Species: Multiple
Topic: Round Table, Panel, Discussion, production, obstacles, problems
Web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNmHMETanuw
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0Dairy
Wisconsin Idea Seminar - Balancing Animal Welfare with Economic Realities. Nigel Cook (Nov 2017)Online

Presentation on economic realities regarding animal welfare and humane handling

Species: Dairy
Topic: economics, economic, problems, balance, balancing, welfare
Web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbX4tEouMHs
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0Beef
BQA: Cow/Calf CertificationOnline

For those who breed and sell weaned calves. These courses teach methods for raising your cattle in accordance with BQA fundamentals. Topics involve cattle health, stockmanship, marketing, emergency planning, and meat quality. 

Species: Beef
Topic: BQA, beef, care, storage, handling, Spanish
Web link: https://bqa.beeflearningcenter.org/Default.asp?
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BQA: Stocker/Backgrounder CertificationOnline

For those who raise and sell feeder cattle. These courses teach methods for raising your cattle in accordance with BQA fundamentals. Topics involve cattle health, stockmanship, marketing, emergency planning, and meat quality. 

Species: Beef
Topic: BQA, beef, care, storage, handling, Spanish
Web link: https://bqa.beeflearningcenter.org/Default.asp?
3
0Beef
BQA: Feedyard CertificationOnline

For those who feed and sell fed cattle. These courses teach methods for raising your cattle in accordance with BQA fundamentals. Topics involve cattle health, stockmanship, marketing, emergency planning, and meat quality. 

Species: Beef
Topic: BQA, beef, care, storage, handling, Spanish
Web link: https://bqa.beeflearningcenter.org/Default.asp?
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BQA: Transportation Certification for the Professional DriverOnline

These courses teach proper methods for hauling cattle including biosecurity, fitness for transport, trip planning & loading, and emergency management. There are two courses offered: Emphasis on commerical, semi trailers

Species: Beef
Topic: BQA, beef, care, storage, handling, Spanish
Web link: https://bqa.beeflearningcenter.org/Default.asp?
3
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BQA: Transportation Certification for the Farmer and RancherOnline

These courses teach proper methods for hauling cattle including biosecurity, fitness for transport, trip planning & loading, and emergency management. There are two courses offered: Empasis on gooseneck trailers

Species: Beef
Topic: BQA, beef, care, storage, handling, Spanish
Web link: https://bqa.beeflearningcenter.org/Default.asp?
3
0Dairy
DACQA - Animal Health Online

The Dairy Animal Care and Quality Assurance - Animal Health package is meant to assist dairy producers in implementing good animal heath practices on their dairy operation. This is accomplished through focusing on the animal heath specific modules of the Dairy Animal Care and Quality Assurance - Comprehensive package. DAQCA training equips dairy producers with the tools needed to practice quality animal care and food production.

Species: Dairy
Topic: DACQA, Dairy, care, operations, health
Web link: https://www.animalcaretraining.org/default.aspx?action=PackageDetail&type=DAIRY
2
0Dairy
DACQA - ComprehensiveOnline

The Dairy Animal Care and Quality Assurance – Comprehensive package is designed to assist dairy producers in producing quality dairy and beef products by providing information on topics such as nutritional management, marketing and transportation, animal handling, treatment protocols and proper record-keeping.

Species: Dairy
Topic: DACQA, Dairy, care, operations, health, nutrition, handling, records, record-keeping, transport
Web link: https://www.animalcaretraining.org/default.aspx?action=PackageDetail&type=DAIRY
3
0Dairy
DACQA - Non-Ambulatory Cattle Management TrainingOnline

The care and handling of a non-ambulatory (downer) animal is an important issue that faces the Dairy industry on a daily basis. It is important for all cattle handlers to understand the proper ways to care for these compromised animals. This package includes three different training modules: The Care and Handling of Non-Ambulatory Dairy Cattle, Human Euthanasia of Dairy Cattle and Carcass Disposal. Each of these modules help prepare the caretaker for the decisions that must be made when dealing with a non-ambulatory animal.

Species: Dairy
Topic: DACQA, Dairy, care, operations, health, euthanasia, compromised animal, non-ambulatory
Web link: https://www.animalcaretraining.org/default.aspx?action=PackageDetail&type=DAIRY
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Dr. Noffsinger's Animal Handling TrainingOnline

Dr. Tom Noffsinger explains routine handling techniques that can help create a more stress free environment for cattle. Topics covered include tagging newborns, preparing for weaning, receiving cattle, processing, and more.
 
14 modules - $450 for all modules of $50 each module
14 hours of CE credit is if you take all 14 modules. Otherwise you will get credit for the number of modules/hours you sat through.

Species: Bovine
Topic: Handling, cattle stockmanship, bud box, handling, processing
Web link: https://www.animalcaretraining.org/default.aspx?action=PackageDetail&type=Handling
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PQA: Pork Quality AssuranceOnline

Training focused on-farm for producers and employees working with swine

Species: Swine
Topic: PQA, farm, on-farm, handling, welfare, production
Web link: https://www.pork.org/certifications/pork-quality-assurance-plus/
2
0Swine
TQA: Transport Quality AssuranceOnline

Training focused on loading, transport, and unloading of swine for truck drivers, load crews, plant personnel

Species: Swine
Topic: TQA, transport, transportation, loading, unloading
Web link: https://www.pork.org/certifications/transport-quality-assurance/
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Who Are These Auditors Coming on My Farm? - PORK AcademyOnline

Who Are These Auditors Coming on My Farm? - PORK Academy - Collette Kaster, PAACO, from the 2017 World Pork Expo, June 7 - 9, 2017, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Species: Swine
Topic: audit, auditors, CSIA
Web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POMlOPi4th8
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0Beef, Sheep, Poultry
To Stun or Not to Stun: Why Shouldn't The Consumer Know and Choose?Online

Presentation focused on stunning and public perception

Species: Beef, Sheep, Poultry
Topic: euthanasia, captive bolt, stunning, consumer, public perception
Web link: https://www.thewebinarvet.com/pages/to-stun-or-not-to-stun/
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NMPAN Webinar: Best Practices for Kosher & Halal Slaughter in USDA Inspected SlaughtherhousesOnline

Focus on the topic of religious animal slaughter, to better understand what exactly is Kosher and Halal animal slaughter, how it can be done under USDA inspection, and what are the best practices to assure humane kill under these religious tenets.

Species: Beef
Topic: kosher, halal, religious, slaughter, harvest
Web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKitGEJuKNI&feature=youtu.be
1
0Multiple
Talking Animal Agriculture Webinar with Michele Payn WebinarOnline

Michele will help you build understanding around hot topics such as housing, hormones and antibiotics. She gives you tips to create an action plan for you to go beyond the choir to more proactively talk about the many issues facing animal agriculture.

Species: Multiple
Topic: Public perception, action plan, discussion, housing, hormones, antibiotics
Web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6kXCirCGJk
1
0Sheep
Webinar: Breeding for Sheep Welfare with Dr. David ScobieOnline

Selection for specific traits can help improve animal welfare, decrease labour costs and increase disease resistance. In this webinar, Dr. David Scobie discusses his experiences in researching and breeding sheep towards this goal

Species: Sheep
Topic: breeding, welfare, disease, health, genetics
Web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlXYQwRGx6E
1
0Sheep
Webinar: Humane Handling for Sheep with Jennifer WoodsOnline

In this webinar Jennifer reviews the Code requirements in regards to sheep handling and provide you with insight into sheep behaviour and handling techniques to ensure you meeting the Codes. 

Species: Sheep
Topic: handling, behavior
Web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1fpMedfUBo
1
0Sheep
Webinar: Ideas to Reduce Labour and Improve Ewe Welfare at Lambing Time with Philip BergOnline

In this webinar, Philip Berg will discuss ways to reduce labor at lambing time so sheep producers can spend more time monitoring newborn lambs. 

Species: Sheep
Topic: welfare, newborn, lambing
Web link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYS6bj5gJT4
1
0Poultry
Animal Welfare Training for the Broiler Industy-HatcheryOnline

Assist broiler growing companies in complying with AW guidelines. They are designed to include industry approved standards which meet those recommended by the National Chicken Council. The AW Audit Tool that is used in conjunction with these guidelines is reflected in the learning objectives of each training and certification module.

Species: Poultry
Topic: Chicken, Poultry, Broiler, operations, hatchery, FACTA, Spanish
Web link: https://factallc.com/training/broiler/
1
0Poultry
Animal Welfare Training for the Broiler Industy- ManagerOnline

Assist broiler growing companies in complying with AW guidelines. They are designed to include industry approved standards which meet those recommended by the National Chicken Council. The AW Audit Tool that is used in conjunction with these guidelines is reflected in the learning objectives of each training and certification module.

Species: Poultry
Topic: Chicken, Poultry, Broiler, operations, manager, management, FACTA, Spanish
Web link: https://factallc.com/training/broiler/
2
0Poultry
Animal Welfare Training for the Broiler Industy- On-FarmOnline

Assist broiler growing companies in complying with AW guidelines. They are designed to include industry approved standards which meet those recommended by the National Chicken Council. The AW Audit Tool that is used in conjunction with these guidelines is reflected in the learning objectives of each training and certification module.

Species: Poultry
Topic: Chicken, Poultry, Broiler, operations, farm, on-farm, FACTA, Spanish
Web link: https://factallc.com/training/broiler/
1
0Poultry
Animal Welfare Training for the Broiler Industy- Plant OperationsOnline

Assist broiler growing companies in complying with AW guidelines. They are designed to include industry approved standards which meet those recommended by the National Chicken Council. The AW Audit Tool that is used in conjunction with these guidelines is reflected in the learning objectives of each training and certification module.

Species: Poultry
Topic: Chicken, Poultry, Broiler, operations, plant, in-plant, Spanish
Web link: https://factallc.com/training/broiler/
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0Poultry, Layer
Animal Welfare Training for the Layer Industry Online

Assist layer companies in complying with AW guidelines. They are designed to include industry approved standards which meet those recommended by the United Egg Producers (UEP). The AW Audit Tool that is used in conjunction with these guidelines is reflected in the learning objectives of each training and certification module. FACTA AW Training for the Layer Industry programs cover the breadth of all egg producing operations (caged and cage free)

Species: Poultry, Layer
Topic: Chicken, Poultry, Layer, FACTA, operations, egg, cage free, caged
Web link: https://factallc.com/training/layer/
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0Swine, Pork
Animal Welfare Training for the Pork Industry - Employee Online

Assist pork farm operations in complying with industry AW guidelines. FACTA AW Training for the Pork Industry programs include training for production staff and management and cover the breadth of all pork operations:

Species: Swine, Pork
Topic: Pork, Pigs, Swine, FACTA, operations
Web link: https://factallc.com/training/pork/
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0Swine, Pork
Animal Welfare Training for the Pork Industry - ManagerOnline

Assist pork farm operations in complying with industry AW guidelines. FACTA AW Training for the Pork Industry programs include training for production staff and management and cover the breadth of all pork operations:

Species: Swine, Pork
Topic: Pork, Pigs, Swine, FACTA, operations, manager, management
Web link: https://factallc.com/training/pork/
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0Turkey
Animal Welfare Training for the Turkey Industry - HatcheryOnline

Assist turkey growing companies in complying with AW guidelines. They are designed to include FACTA approved standards which meet those recommended by the National Turkey Federation. The AW Audit Tool that is used in conjunction with these guidelines is reflected in the learning objectives of each training and certification module. FACTA AW Training for the Turkey Industry programs cover the breadth of all Turkey growing operations.

Species: Turkey
Topic: Turkey, poultry, FACTA, operations, hatchery
Web link: https://factallc.com/training/turkey/
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Animal Welfare Training for the Turkey Industry - ManagerOnline

Assist turkey growing companies in complying with AW guidelines. They are designed to include FACTA approved standards which meet those recommended by the National Turkey Federation. The AW Audit Tool that is used in conjunction with these guidelines is reflected in the learning objectives of each training and certification module. FACTA AW Training for the Turkey Industry programs cover the breadth of all Turkey growing operations.

Species: Turkey
Topic: Turkey, poultry, FACTA, operations, manager, management
Web link: https://factallc.com/training/turkey/
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0Turkey, Poultry
Animal Welfare Training for the Turkey Industry - On-FarmOnline

Assist turkey growing companies in complying with AW guidelines. They are designed to include FACTA approved standards which meet those recommended by the National Turkey Federation. The AW Audit Tool that is used in conjunction with these guidelines is reflected in the learning objectives of each training and certification module. FACTA AW Training for the Turkey Industry programs cover the breadth of all Turkey growing operations.

Species: Turkey, Poultry
Topic: Turkey, poultry, FACTA, operations, farm, on-farm
Web link: https://factallc.com/training/turkey/
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0Turkey, Poultry
Animal Welfare Training for the Turkey Industry - PlantOnline

Assist turkey growing companies in complying with AW guidelines. They are designed to include FACTA approved standards which meet those recommended by the National Turkey Federation. The AW Audit Tool that is used in conjunction with these guidelines is reflected in the learning objectives of each training and certification module. FACTA AW Training for the Turkey Industry programs cover the breadth of all Turkey growing operations.

Species: Turkey, Poultry
Topic: Turkey, poultry, FACTA, operations, plant, in-plant
Web link: https://factallc.com/training/turkey/
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