An evaluation of dairy producer emergency preparedness and farm security education

D. A. Moore, Michael Payne

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Abstract

Dairy producer education on securing the milk and meat supply is important to reduce the food system's vulnerability to contamination, and reduce the likelihood for disease transmission onto and within the farm. The purpose of this project was to develop and test a producer-audience curriculum on emergency preparedness and biosecurity awareness. Forty-three attendees from 3 organizations responded to pre- and posttests and a course evaluation. After the program, most of the participants found the program relevant (95%), that it provided practical solutions to biosecurity (97%), were very likely to assess their farms for biosecurity and security (70%), and would suggest the program to other producers (98%). Participants who strongly agreed that the program was relevant and provided practical solutions to biosecurity were very likely to assess their farms. Awareness and knowledge are the first steps toward changing attitudes and behavior and can be accomplished with directed, relevant, practical educational programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2052-2057
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Dairy Science
Volume90
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

Keywords

  • Biosecurity
  • Dairy
  • Education
  • Extension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Genetics

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