PAACO is working to create the 2023 training schedule. Check back for announcements.
*Trainings are subject to be canceled or postponed. PAACO will communicate with attendees if this occurs.

On-Site/Virtual Training

PAACO Dairy Welfare Auditor Training | California

Apr 18, 2023 - Apr 20, 2023


Join us April 18-20, 2023 in California's central valley for an in-person PAACO Dairy Welfare Auditor Training. This course will be a combination of classroom style instruction paired with hands-on learning at two farms. Attendees will also be required to complete pre-training work; details will be sent ~ 1 month before training.

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PAACO Poultry Welfare Auditor Training - Virtual

Jul 18, 2023 - Jul 20, 2023


This is our annual Poultry Welfare Auditor Training, which includes Broilers, Layers, and Turkeys.  It will be virtually held July 18-20, 2023. Attendees must meet PAACO education and experience requirements to attend. Following successful completion of training and passing the online exam, attendees will still be required to complete two (2) full shadow audits. 

All attendees joining us for this training will be required to take Poultry 201, a four-part online course.  These four prerequisites are Basic Avian Biology, Broiler 201, Layer 201, and Turkey 201 and are included in the cost of training.  Once you have paid for the onsite/virtual training, you will gain access to Poultry 201; they will be available on your account page, the My Online Training tab.  If you are prompted to pay for these courses, or they aren't available contact Dakota  Please do NOT pay for the 201 trainings - PAACO does not guarantee a refund if you do.

Due to USD value fluctuations, some international discounts may be available by contacting PAACO. CE rates available, too. A limited number of discounted grad/DVM students seats are available by application and approval. 

You will be sent additional information regarding the agenda, training details, and more 30 days ahead of the training.

This course will be held virtually and presented in English.

PAACO Meat Plant Welfare Auditor Training - Iowa

May 22, 2023 - May 24, 2023


PAACO's spring Meat Plant Training will be held May 22-24, 2023 in NW Iowa. It will be conducted in a hybrid format, meaning there is an option to join us in-person or virtually. All registered attendees will be expected to join us in-person unless approved by PAACO. In order to attend virtually, you will need to request that prior to registering by emailing Dakota International attendees and those with specific circumstances will be given priority to the virtual seats.

The course will be a combination of classroom curriculum and "hands-on" learning through site visits. In-person attendees will visit both a pork plant a nd beef plant to gain hands-on experience while instructors are present. Virtual attendees will be shown video footage while instructors dicuss various points. The course uses the NAMI Animal Handling Guidelines. Material and instruction will be presented in English.

Travel and hotel information will be available soon.

PAACO Broiler Welfare Auditor Training - Arkansas

Oct 31, 2023 - Nov 1, 2023


PAACO Broiler Welfare Auditor Training will be held October 31 - November 1 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. This training will cover broilers (hatchery, growout, catch/transport, and processing) and broiler breeders. This training will be a combination of classroom curriculum along with "hand-on" learning during site visits.

Travel and hotel information will be available soon.