RAWMI Agister-to-Agister Standards and Mentoring
Presented by the British Columbia Herdshare Association
“From Grass to Glass: Farm-Fresh Milk Excellence”
Part 1: Workshop: PowerPoint Presentation and Q&A in your local community.
Part 2: On-farm individual mentoring to be scheduled at your convenience.
Course Objectives: Herdshare agisters and shareholders will learn about fresh milk best practices and – for agisters – how to implement them on their individual farms. For consumers: caring for milk and what to look for in selecting a farm.
Part 1 – This is a workshop which covers:
- Introduction – The Raw Milk Institute (RAWMI) and the British Columbia Herdshare Association (BCHA)
- Conditions for Low-Risk Fresh Milk
- Why We Test for Coliforms
- Identifying Your Critical Control Points (CCP)
- Creating Your Standard Operating Plan (SOP)
- Writing a Risk Assessment and Management Plan (RAMP)
- Sanitary Management of Fresh Milk
- The Importance of Diet for Milk Quality
- Caring for Fresh Milk: The Responsible Herdshare Member
- Questions and Answers
Part 2 – Mentoring provided on-site at your farm
Cost: This training is provided as a free service to the herdshare community by the British Columbia Herdshare Association.
Alice Jongerden is a RAWMI-trained peer mentor who successfully grew her little Chilliwack farm from one cow to twenty-two in less than two years, providing local families with farm-fresh milk and a variety of fresh milk products.
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