Monday, September 30, 2013

Mid-Missouri Browsing Academy

Lincoln University Cooperative Extension is sponsoring the Mid-Missouri Browsing Academy on Monday, October 7, 8:00 a.m. - Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 5:00 p.m., at Lincoln University's Alan T. Busby Farm, 5124 Goller Road, Jefferson City, Missouri.  Topics covered range from low stress livestock handling to business management.

This workshop is based on the California and Tennessee browsing academies. A number of topics will be covered including low stress livestock handling, brush ecology and   management, nutrition, reproduction, herd health, timber management, fencing and business management.

Attendees will receive hands-on training and gain advanced information on land enhancement using goats to control invasive vegetation.

A detailed, educational, hands-on, two-day seminar featuring:

  • Mr. Mark Kennedy, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Grazing Lands Specialist
  • Dr. An Peischel, Tennessee State University Extension.
  • Dr. Dusty Walter, University of Missouri, Director of Natural Resources Management

The cost for the workshop is $75 per person. Preregistration with payment is required.

Registration is limited to the first 20 participants. The registration fee covers the cost of many items that will be provided such as: meals, a flash drive containing a “Small Ruminant Toolbox,” a goat management wheel, Famacha© training and card, and a notebook that contains numerous reference materials.

The registration deadline is Tuesday, October 1, 2013, please use the registration form attached to the flyer here. For more information or scholarships, please contact: Vonna Kesel phone: (573) 681-5312, or email: or visit our LUCE Small Ruminant Program webpage.  No walk-in registrations will be allowed.

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