"Opening Doors to Success" Small Farm Conference March 11-12

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 7:45am to 3:45pm
Boyd Cultural Arts Center Wilmington
Contact email:
Contact name:
Tony Nye
Contact phone:
(937) 382-0901

To help established meat goat producers and others who want to delve into meat goat production, we have an excellent “Meat Goat Management” workshop  set up for Friday, March 11 from 1-5 p.m. at the Wilmington College Academic Farm, 1590 Fife Ave. in Wilmington. Specialists Richard Browning, a meat goat expert at Tennessee State University and Maria L. Leite-Browning, a meat goat expert at Alabama A & M University will focus on meat goat production.

The workshop will include:

  • Artificial insemination in meat goats
  • FAMACHA eyelid scoring training for the treatment and control of Haemonchus contortus (Barber’s Pole worm) in goats and sheep
  • Criteria for culling, keeping, and purchasing breeding stock for genetic improvement in commercial or seedstock meat goat operations

In addition, for the horticultural enthusiasts, we have a second workshop set up for Friday March 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. “Micro Irrigation Essentials and Management” This will also be offered during the same time taught by Brad Bergefurd, OSU Extension Horticulture specialist. This workshop will focus on:

  • Evapotranspiration
  • Ground-Based And Remote Moisture Sensing
  • Deficit Irrigation
  • Micro-Irrigation
  • Irrigation Scheduling
  • Fertigation Basics
  • Irrigation Planning Resources

The Saturday sessions in the Boyd Cultural Arts Center will cover a variety of topics including more on horticulture and meat goat production as well as many other essential topics to help small farm producers.

All the information can be found at http://agnr.osu.edu/small-farm-programs/small-farm-conferences-and-trade-shows