The Ohio Dairy Health and Management Certificate Program (ODHMCP) will once again be offered beginning in the Fall of 2019. The overall program will consist of 10 modules of two full days each over the course of three years. The OHMCP will be focused on developing a system-in-place for modern dairy herds of any sizes with strong emphasis on prevention and a process of continuous improvement. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! How to remain competitive is the “big” question for dairy operations, which includes knowing the consumer expectations.
Module topics will include: Nutrition, Reproduction, Economics, Housing, Health, Welfare, Leadership, and Replacement Heifers.
Continuing education credits will be granted on an “hour for hour” basis. Generally, 16 hours of credit per module. Registration fee covers the cost of facilities, materials, farm visits, and meals. Participants must provide their own transportation to and lodging while at the course. Access to e-mail, the internet and a computer is required for all participants.
- Individual Plan: $6,000 per participant if paid in full with registration form ($7,000 if paid as installments). $3,000 is due with registration form and is applied toward tuition. The balance must be paid as yearly installments of $2,000. Refunds will only be available in extenuating circumstances, and will be handled on a per request basis.
- Practice Plan: allows a multiple-person practice to send different veterinarians to different modules, under the rate and terms of the Individual Plan. The certificate of completion, if earned, will be issued in the name of the practice.
- Specific-Module Plan: allows individuals to enroll in one or more specific modules without enrolling in the full program. Registration always open for Specific-Module Plan ($850 per module).
The number of participants will be limited. If the number of applications exceeds capacity, participants will be selected by order of application arrival. If the number of applicants is insufficient to support the program budget, Ohio State reserves the right to delay or withdraw the course offering.
Please consider this unique opportunity and contact us to reserve your spot in this cohort. Please remember that the deadline for application is June 1st, 2019. Please visit our website for information regarding the ODHMCP 2019-21 cohort, including previous modules and participants at: https://vet.osu.edu/extension/dairy-resources/odhmcp.
If you have questions involving any aspect of this program, please call or email Drs. Schuenemann or Workman. Please let us know if you are interested in participating or serving as a future speaker/instructor.
ODHMCP Program Coordinators:
Gustavo Schuenemann, DVM, MS, PhD
Professor & Dairy Extension Veterinarian
Jeffrey Workman, PhD
Extension Program Coordinator