Farm Animal Care Conference

Registration for the 2013 Farm Animal Care Conference is now sold out. If you’d like to be put on a wait list, please contact Mary Ellen Murray at or 607-583-2225 ext. 240.


Join Farm Sanctuary this fall for our annual Farm Animal Care Conference, which will be held on September 14 and 15 at our New York Shelter in Watkins Glen. This weekend workshop offers an in-depth look into what it takes to start and operate a farm animal sanctuary.

Our interactive seminars will provide participants with information about animal care, day-to-day operation of a nonprofit sanctuary, program administration, educational outreach, and fundraising, while also offering hands-on experience with the animal residents at our shelter. Members from our senior staff are excited to share insight from more than 25 years of experience as the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization. Farm Sanctuary is uniquely qualified to offer expert training to participants; all will leave with a greater understanding of what is needed to rescue and provide lifelong care for farm animals in a sanctuary setting.

The ticket cost for Farm Sanctuary’s Farm Animal Care Conference is $175 per person, and registration is open to adults 18 or older. The registration fee covers all workshop activities and materials and a vegan breakfast and lunch on both days. Accommodations during this conference will not be provided; however, participants are welcome to camp on sanctuary grounds.