Top speakers to speak at goat conference
Home News Livestock Crops Markets Hay, Range & Pasture Home & Family Classifieds Resources This Week's Journal
Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizer



Farm Survey


AgriMartin
Journal Getaways


Reader Comment:
by Greater Franklin County

"Thanks for picking up the story about our Buy One Product Local campaign --- we're"....Read the story...
Join other discussions.

Top speakers to speak at goat conference

Arkansas

If you've got a hankering to raise goats for their meat and milk, you can learn how to raise them successfully at the 2009 Arkansas Goat Conference Jan. 31, at the Natural Resources Building in Conway.

Goats are the fastest-growing livestock enterprise in the United States, according to Dr. Jodie Pennington, Extension professor-dairy and goats with the University of Arkansas Division Of Agriculture.

"The conference will provide participants with the basic information they need on topics such as commercial meat goat production, internal parasite control, health management, forage and pasture management, how hair sheep fit in Arkansas, where to market goats and showing small ruminants at county fairs," said Pennington.

Speakers include Dr. Ann Wells, sheep and goat breeder and veterinarian from Spring Pond Holistic Animal Health, who will talk about diseases of goats and how to maintain a healthy herd. She will moderate a discussion on commercial sheep and goat production in the afternoon.

Extension speakers include Pennington, Newton County Agent Jack Boles and Boone County Agent Mike McClintock. Their talks also will cover reasons to raise goats, feeding goats and showing goats.

4-Hers will be on hand to show how they exhibit meat goats, lambs and dairy goats at county, district and state fairs.

A panel discussion will relate to commercial goat production and the use of hair sheep in Arkansas.

The Natural Resources Building is at 110 S. Amity Rd. (the access road east of Interstate 40) between exits 127 and 129.

The conference begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Registration, at 8:15 a.m., is $10 (including lunch), if you pre-register by Jan. 26. It's $15 at the door, including lunch. You may pre-register with your county Extension office or send your registration to Dr. Jodie Pennington at the U of a Cooperative Extension Service, P.O. Box 391, Little Rock, AR 72203. His e-mail is jpennington@uaex.edu.

The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the U of a Division of Agriculture.

1/26/09
5 Star OK\14-B

Date: 1/20/09



Google
 
Web hpj.com

Copyright 1995-2014.  High Plains Publishers, Inc.  All rights reserved.  Any republishing of these pages, including electronic reproduction of the editorial archives or classified advertising, is strictly prohibited. If you have questions or comments you can reach us at
High Plains Journal 1500 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd., P.O. Box 760, Dodge City, KS 67801 or call 1-800-452-7171. Email: webmaster@hpj.com

 

Archives Search







Inside Futures

Editorial Archives

Browse Archives