Sheep and goat grazing workshop deadline approaches

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Lincoln University Cooperative Research (LUCR), University of Missouri Extension, and Crowder College are conducting a "Grazing Workshop for Small Ruminant Producers," Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 at Crowder College in Neosho.

One of the workshop speakers will be Dr. Frank Pinkerton, a world famous goat researcher, author, and retired professor and extension goat specialist. Dr. Pinkerton will talk about the evolution of goat production and marketing over the last 40 years.

"We are excited to be able to offer this kind of educational opportunity for producers," said Dr. Todd Higgins, workshop director and associate professor. "There are over 5,000 producers in Missouri raising small ruminants. This workshop is designed to have a significant impact on their management grazing practices. This, in turn, may help them lower production costs to have a positive impact their bottom line."

The workshop consists of two days of classes and hands-on exercises. Workshop participants will hear presentations by grazing specialists, veterinarians and researchers as well as network with other producers. There will also be field exercises, demonstrations and vendors.

The Grazing Workshop for Small Ruminant Producers is open to all interested producers and vendors. There is a fee of $150 for one person or $195 for two. The workshop fee includes a booklet and many free items for the attendees, including meals.

For more information and to register, contact Laurie Gilles by May 24 at 573-681-6189 or email GillesL@LincolnU.edu.

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