October 8, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cosponsored by Chico State Organic Dairy Management Team (ODMT)
Who should attend and why?
This program is developed for raw milk dairyman, regulators, inspectors, consumers, students, and educators. You are all invited and welcome to attend the 2nd Annual RAWMI Raw Milk Training Day. At this event, you will begin the rewarding journey to learn the many aspects of the “Grass to Glass” food safety program system management for raw milk for human consumption.
There is no charge to attend the event. However we request a donation to support RAWMI’s mission of raw milk risk management and the production of safe raw milk for all raw milk producers and their wonderful healthy consumers.
A catered lunch will be available for approximately $10 per person.
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Dr. Catharina Berge, DVM, MPVM, Ph.D. – founding RAWMI board member, epidemiologist and zoonotic enteric disease expert, speaking on internal and external biosecurity, raw milk pathogens, and risk management.
Dr. Bruce German, Ph.D. – raw milk scientist, professor, and researcher from UC Davis, speaking about the latest and greatest research findings on raw milk from around the world.
Mark McAfee – chairman of RAWMI, speaking on managing and reducing risks from “Grass to Glass,” the RAWMI low-risk raw milk track record being created, and the rapidly emerging raw milk market.
RAWMI LISTED Producers Panel Discussion:
Charlotte Smith, Shawna Barr, Alice Jongerden, and Aaron McAfee will speak on their bacteria counts, RAMP plans and what they have discovered and uncovered when they established their RAMP programs and became LISTED by RAWMI.
Ajna Sharma-Wilson will serve as moderator for the panel. Ms. Sharma-Wilson is an attorney who specializes in food law and civil rights justice. She was part of the defense team for the successful, high-profile Vernon Hershberger raw milk trial in Wisconsin earlier this year.
Dr. Cindy Daley and her team will give a short tour of the Organic Dairy at Chico State University.
At the completion of the day, there will be a short meeting of the CA State Small Herd Working Group members.