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Certified Swine Sample Collector training opportunity

The University of Minnesota Extension swine team has obtained grant funding from the National Pork Board to conduct Certified Swine Sample Collector (CSSC) training in Minnesota. The grant is to provide logistical and financial support in coordination of CSSC training at several locations around the state.

The maximum number of participants for one training session is 12 people so if a farm system would like to train a group of people, it is suggested a herd veterinarian for the farm do the training, but UMN Extension swine members assist the veterinarian with the logistics and financial support for the training. For farms with a few folks, it is suggested to reach out with interest so you are notified when CSSC workshops are scheduled. For more information and to inquire about scheduling a CSSC training for your farm, contact UMN Extension Swine Educator Sarah Schieck Boelke (email: or phone: 320-235-0726 ext. 2004).

Training before an outbreak and ensuring samplers are prepared to submit samples correctly and properly will ensure disease surveillance and permitted movement can happen quickly and efficiently. Veterinary services will be stretched thin if disease sampling surveillance, as well as maintaining ongoing herd health and animal welfare programs, are occurring at the same time. Click here for more information about Certified Swine Sample Collector training in general.

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