The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the Certified Livestock Producer Program.
Kimmi Devaney, ISDA livestock program manager says the program recognizes outstanding livestock producers for their farm management practices. “That includes following environmental regulations to taking good care of our animals,” she says. “It also means having a sound biosecurity plan and being a good neighbor to the community.”
The Certified Livestock Producer Program provides training and other resources to help Hoosier livestock producers. “Most farmers do the right thing, take care of their animals, and follow environmental regulations,” she says. “This just fine tunes everything a little more, especially as far as biosecurity. Farmers also have to have an emergency plan. With the emergency planning section they have it verified with their local fire department.”
Applications are due May 30. Indiana livestock producers interested in participating in the program should contact ISDA Livestock Program Manager Kimmi Devaney at KDevaney@isda.in.gov.
To apply, please send applications to ISDA C/O Certified Livestock Producer Program, One North Capitol, Suite 600, Indianapolis, IN 46204.