National Dairy FARM Program 4.0 Webinar
December 13, 2019 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET
The National Dairy FARM Animal Care Program underscores the dairy community’s commitment to continually improving animal care and incorporating the latest animal-welfare research, demonstrating to consumers that dairy is a leader in the humane and ethical care of our animals. The National Milk Producers Federation, with support from Dairy Management Inc., has updated animal care standards under the National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management, or FARM, Animal Care program after a rigorous 16-month stakeholder review. FARM Animal Care is updated once every three years to ensure relevance to current industry best management practices and scientific research related to on-farm animal care. IDFA Members can join this webinar to learn from NMPF about how the fourth iteration of the FARM Animal Care Program’s standards supports closer farmer-veterinarian relationships, requires continuing education for all employees and adds a new standard for pain management when disbudding animals, among other updates.
Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs and Counsel
International Dairy Foods Association
Danielle Quist works with members and government agencies on environmental, worker safety, bioengineered foods labeling and sustainability issues. She also serves as the association’s legal counsel on issues involving contracts, antitrust, and statutory and regulatory interpretation.
Quist comes to IDFA from the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), where she worked for nearly 14 years, most recently as senior counsel for public policy. She also was co-lead for AFBF’s legal advocacy program, winning cases, resolving issues and securing policy outcomes for farms, ranches and the entire agricultural community. Before that, Quist worked on Capitol Hill as a counsel on the House Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Natural Resources and Regulatory Affairs. She also was an associate at Howrey Simon Arnold & White, LLP, and served as a law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
Quist earned her Juris Doctor and bachelor’s degree in political science from Columbia University. She is a member of the D.C. and New York Bars.
Emily Yeiser Stepp
Senior Director, The National Dairy FARM Program
National Milk Producers Federation
Emily Yeiser Stepp is the Senior Director of the National Dairy FARM Program, where she oversees the entire program but also focuses specifically on the Animal Care component. Immediately prior to her role with the FARM Program, she served as the Dairy and Beef Extension Coordinator at the University of Maryland.