Online animal courses now available

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Livestock producers and their employees now can pay for, and access, several Purdue University Department of Animal Sciences programs online.
From home. Phil Reid, the distance education coordinator for animal sciences, said the courses give people the flexibility to study from home at a time that’s convenient for them.
IQ + Beef, Indiana Farm Fresh Beef, Milking for Quality and the Spanish version of Milking for Quality are available by dialing 1-888-398-4636 or through Purdue Extension’s education store at http://secure.agriculture.purdue.edu/store/default.asp.
The courses range in price from $10 to $25 and include materials and access to the online course.
“The information that is presented online is the same as what a producer would get at a live workshop,” Reid said.
About the program. Indiana Farm Fresh Beef is a program designed to connect consumers with Indiana beef producers. Producers who wish to participate in the program must complete marketing and quality assurance courses.
Indiana Farm Fresh Beef goes hand and hand with the IQ + Beef quality assurance program. Producers who want to be involved in Indiana Farm Fresh Beef must complete the IQ + Beef program.
IQ + BEEF is the Beef Quality Assurance program for producers in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Georgia and Kentucky.
The Milking for Quality program also deals with cattle, but focuses on improving milk quality.
Learn more. More information about these programs also is available on the following Web sites: Indiana Farm Fresh Beef: www.farmfreshbeef.org; IQ + BEEF: www.iqbeef.org/; Milking for Quality: www.milkquality.org/.

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