Animal Agriculture

Department of Community Sustainability

Beef

4-H Animal Science

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  • Emergency Response to Accident Involving Livestock virtual training

    This virtual training provides participants with the information needed to effectively and efficiently respond to an accident where animals are involved.

  • HACCP Overview for Employees in Meat and Poultry Establishments

    This training is for employees working in meat and poultry establishments that are responsible for monitoring activities. It provides an overview of meat and poultry inspection and the components of a HACCP plan. Participants will learn what biological, chemical, and physical hazards are, the elements of a hazard analysis, examples of critical limits and important monitoring requirements. There are interactive knowledge checks throughout the training and once finished a certificate of completion is issued for the participant. This certificate can serve as documentation of needed training for regulatory or third-party audit purposes.

  • Michigan Cottage Food Law

    The Michigan Cottage Food Law allows Michigan residents to manufacture and store certain foods in unlicensed home kitchens. Through this training, you will learn about preparing and selling foods under the Michigan Cottage Food Law. In addition, the course reviews important food safety practices when preparing and selling food to the public.

  • Mobile Food Vehicle Fire Safety

    This course is taught by Lt. William Smith with the Grand Rapids Fire Department as a fire safety course for mobile food vehicles that intend to operate in the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

  • Processed Meat Training

    This training is designed for owners, employees, regulators, and anyone looking for education on how to safely make processed meats and meet regulatory requirements at a small processors.

  • Starting a Commercial Food Business

    The transition from cottage to commercial food production entails new regulatory requirements and food safety considerations. To be successful, however, entrepreneurs must also learn and apply industry standards for distribution, food retail, manufacturing, marketing and financing to their business plan. The Starting a Commercial Food Business training is designed to give food entrepreneurs the information needed to operate a successful food business.