Jacquelyn Babcock was born and raised in southwest Michigan on a small family farm. Her family has a long history of animal rescue, especially horses, furthering her belief in proper animal husbandry and welfare.
Jacquelyn holds a B.S. in Animal Sciences and Minor in Agribusiness Management from Michigan State University (MSU) in East Lansing. During her time at MSU she worked in swine and equine nutrition, mink toxicology, and beef cattle air quality research. Jacquelyn recently began her M.S. in International Animal Welfare, Ethics, and Law through the University of Edinburgh, furthering her education in animal welfare and livestock.
Prior to joining FACTA, Jacquelyn worked as an internal animal welfare auditor with a laying hen company and has managed research projects in swine nutrition. When she is not working, Jacquelyn enjoys spending time outdoors with her pets and family. She is an avid horseback rider who enjoys kayaking, snowmobiling and working on the farm.
Jacquelyn joined Farm Animal Care Training and Auditing (FACTA; www.factallc.com; a division of Frost, PLLC; www.frostpllc.com) in 2018; she uses her diverse animal species background to conduct animal welfare audits. Jacquelyn continues to learn and gain knowledge in all species for auditing livestock production.
Professional Memberships & Accreditations:
- Member, Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) – Poultry, Meat and Plant Welfare, and Swine
- Certified Pork Quality Assurance Advisor
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