Carroll says Phase I of the mySecurity program has been successfully tested in several pilot areas, and the program already is attracting attention from DFA’s customers. Ryan Anglin, a DFA producer and board member who milks 300 cows near Bentonville, Ark., hosted a site visit by representatives from Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart was interested in learning more about DFA’s mySecurity program and the security measures Anglin implemented at his farm.
Phase II of the program, now under development, will feature a mySecurity Web site where participating DFA members can enter information about their farm and create a security plan tailored to their farm. They also will be able to access the Web site to obtain a summary of their state’s animal disease emergency plan, as well as a database that includes emergency contact information for various government agencies.
“In my opinion, every DFA member has a responsibility to assure the safety of the milk supply on their farm,” says Case Van Steyn, of
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