Course Schedule:
This workshop will be held at three locations across the state. See locations below.

Session Topics:

Talk the talk and walk the walk - communicating with the auditor
Beth Ferry, MSU Extension Educator

How and why to identify at-risk animals
Dr. Madonna Benjamin, MSU Extension Swine Veterinarian

Proper methods to move compromised animals in the finisher barn,
including techniques to ensure insensibility and death of the pig
David Thompson, MSU Extension Educator

Timely mortality management on the farm
Shelby Burlew & Erica Rogers, MSU Extension Educators

Seeing the pigs and the facilities!
Dr. Dale Rozeboom, MSU Extension Specialist

Antibiotic use: the what, why, and how-to for compliance under the VFD
Melissa May, MSU Extension Educator

Dinner will be provided.

Tuesday, March 20
Cass County MSU Extension Office
120 North Broadway - Room 210, Cassopolis, MI

Wednesday, March 21
Dearth Community Center - Branch County Fairgrounds
262 Sprague Street, Coldwater, MI

Tuesday, March 27
Isabella County MSU Extension Office
200 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, MI

4-7 p.m.

$25 per person or $200 per farm

To register on-line select the time and date you wish to register for below:

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Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For additional information contact Beth Ferry at 269-876-2745 or; or Dave Thompson at 289-832-8403 or