What is FACCT?
The Farm Animal Care Coalition of Tennessee is an educational resource, providing training and information regarding farm animal welfare to producers and the general public.
The FACCT Three-Point Approach
- Serve as a UNIFIED VOICE for humane animal care, well-being issues, and best management practices in Tennessee agriculture — FACCT provides pro-agriculture expertise and experience to effectively communicate with the public, media, lawmakers, and animal agriculture stakeholders.
- ADVOCATE for a safe, nutritious, and abundant food supply — FACCT members believe animal welfare should be addressed with regard to the important role livestock has in society.
- EDUCATE producers, consumers, and policy makers — FACCT distributes up-to-date information from educational resources, management experts, and marketing trends to support the animal agriculture industry.
- TRAIN — FACCT promotes best management practices among livestock owners and accountability in response to livestock care concerns.
- FACCT brings a SCIENCE-BASED PERSPECTIVE to issues affecting animal agriculture.
- RESOURCE for first responders to crisis situations involving farm animals — FACCT assists in humane rescue efforts by coordinating public and private agency assistance and drawing on the expertise of the agricultural community to show compassion and non-sensationalistic response.
- Develop local and statewide NETWORKS to support the work of the coalition — We are connecting Tennessee’s local law enforcement agencies, humane rescue organizations, farm organizations/agencies, and individuals to assure timely, effective, localized responses to animal agriculture issues and situations.
FACCT Officers are:
President: Phyllis Ferguson
Treasurer: Rachel Davis
Executive Committee: Dr. Margie Carter, Kevin Hensley and Charles Hord