On-Farm Evaluation Team
Meet the IFAC On-Farm Evaluation Team
Michael Telford, Executive Director
Michael Telford is the Executive Director of the Iowa Farm Animal Care (IFAC) Coalition. In this role, he manages and coordinates efforts that address concerns and questions regarding farm animal care in the state of Iowa. He currently owns Telford Consulting where he has been instrumental in the development of the certification/export program for the American Berkshire Association and served as a consultant for the National Pork Board conducting management reviews for all the pork state organizations for compliance with the National Pork Act and Order. Prior to starting Telford Consulting, Telford was also Chief Executive Officer of the Iowa State University Agricultural Foundation and served as Chief Executive Officer for the Iowa Pork Producers Association and Iowa Pork Producers Council after getting his start in agriculture in 1975 as a farm broadcaster with WHO-Radio.
Suzanne Millman, PhD, Associate Professor of Animal Welfare, Iowa State University
Dr. Suzanne Millman is an associate professor at Iowa State University (ISU) with a split appointment with the veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine and biomedical sciences departments. Millman leads a research program in food animal welfare, coordinates animal welfare instruction within the DVM curriculum and provides expertise in animal behavior and welfare for producers, veterinarians and the public. Prior to coming to ISU, Millman was faculty at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph Canada for five years, where she now holds an adjunct appointment.
Anna Johnson, PhD, Associate Professor, Animal Behavior and Well-Being, Iowa State University
Dr. Anna Johnson is an associate professor of animal behavior and well-being at Iowa State University (ISU). She joined the ISU faculty in 2005 and has created a successful behavior research lab. Johnson’s research focuses on farm animal behavior and welfare in conventional and alternative production systems. Prior to joining ISU, Johnson was the director of animal welfare for the National Pork Board and was instrumental in the development of the Swine Welfare Assurance Program, designed to help producers track welfare on their farms.
IFAC On-Farm Evaluation Team Species Specialists
- Dairy — Dr. Jan Shearer, Dairy Extension Veterinarian
- Beef — Dr. Grant Dewell, Beef Extension Veterinarian
- Poultry — TBD
- Pork — Chris Rademacher, Swine Extension Veterinarian
Iowa Farm Animal Care (IFAC) Advisory Committee
Bill Northey - Iowa Secretary of Agriculture
Tom Colvin - Executive Director, Animal Rescue League of Iowa
Dr. David Schmitt - State of Iowa Veterinarian
Jerry Dunbar - Iowa State Sheriff and Deputy Association President