The Raw Milk Institute (RAWMI) provides training for raw milk farmers to keep their facilities clean and produce clean milk.
From equipment recommendations, farm and animal organization, strip-down cleaning protocols, to on-site testing and more. They are the premiere resource for high-standard, hygienic raw milk production in America.
My opinion, long view of an ideal dairy situation in America and the world over is two-fold.
- Cottage Freedom: no one who owns a couple animals should have to file paperwork to sell a few gallons of milk direct to the consumer.
- Replacing the pasteurized/ homogenized dairy system with clean, medium-large scale raw milk farms who will carry out high-volume dairy production for the greater market.
RAWMI is outlining standards that will keep those farms clean.
If you are a raw milk producer, big or small, and want to gain The Raw Milk Institute’s recommendation: read their Common Standards and Want to Become RAWMI Listed?
Free video course
The Raw Milk Institute recently published their Raw Milk Risk Management Training course. Course statement:
Risk management is of utmost importance for producing safe, low-risk RAW milk. This training course will teach you about the benefits and risks of raw milk, the RAWMI method for low-risk raw milk, and Grass-to-Glass risk management.
All these training videos are embedded from RAWMI’s playlist on Vimeo.
Part 1 – About Raw Milk Institute and Introductions
Part 2 – Raw Milk History and Opposition
Part 3 – Raw Milk Benefits
Part 4 – Raw Milk Risks and RAWMI Method
Part 5 – Intro to Grass-to-Glass Risk Management
Part 6 – Small Scale and Large Scale Raw Milk Production
Part 7 – Grass, Pasture, and Water
Part 8 – Animal Health and Biosecurity
Part 9 – Milking and Udder Prep
PART 10 – Management
PART 11 – Q&A for Parts 1-10
PART 12 – Management (continued)
PART 13 – Management (continued again)
PART 14 – Glass, Bottling, and Inspections
PART 15 – Testing
PART 16 – Why to Become RAWMI LISTED
Part 17 – Conclusion and Final Q&A
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