The Next Steps in Raising Sheep or Goats
- Lynn Bliven, Agriculture Issue Leader with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County, NY, and co-instructor of the Cornell Commercial Sheep Production Online Course.
- Tim Elder, Northwest Grazing Specialist with NRCS, invited speaker at numerous grazing schools and soil health field days and was awarded the 2012 PFGC Conservation Award.
- Jack Thomas, grass farmer from Ulysses, PA, searches for innovations in how to make grass pay, currently raising sheep and beef.
- Rob Thompson, sheep farmer of Hebron, PA, holds a certificate in Sheep Production with many years of experience in multispecies grazing.
A short workshop for farmers interested in exploring more about sheep and goat production. New and beginning farmers also welcome.
Topics include, troubleshooting fencing issues, discussion on feeding including grazing, and a panel discussion with producers on how to select a startup flock of sheep or herd of goats.
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2 hours, 30 minutes