Want to Learn More About Sheep
June 3, 2005
June 3, 2005 -- If you are a vocational agriculture instructor, extension agent or 4-H leader and are interested in learning more about sheep and meat goat production, this training might be for you.
Through a grant obtained from the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center, a Sheep and Meat Goat Training Program will be held in Kirksville, Mo., on December 2-3, 2005, before the Missouri Livestock Symposium. Thirty successful applicants will be awarded scholarships to participate in this training. Applications are due July 1.
Topics to be addressed in the training include: an overview of the sheep and meat goat industries; breeds and breed variations; feeding; management; breeding; health; forages; selecting, fitting and showing; resources for educators; facilities and handling equipment; and innovative teaching ideas for educators. In addition, program participants will have the opportunity to attend the 2005 Missouri Livestock Symposium.
The program itinerary and scholarship application form can be viewed at the Missouri Livestock Symposium website at: http://missourilivestock.com (click on SMGTP Information). Additional information can be obtained by calling or e-mailing Bruce Lane at 660-665-9866 (firstname.lastname@example.org ? put SMGTP in the subject line) or Garry Mathes at 660-665-7049.