Instructional workshop for emerging adult entrepreneurs who are interested in learning more about the sheep industry and connecting with experienced sheep producers.
9 AM to 4 PM. No fee.
Please email email email@example.com or call (503) 623-8395 to pre-register and provide lunch count.
OREGON SHEEP GROWERS ASSOCIATION
NEW ADULT PRODUCER MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
OSU Polk County Extension Office ~ Dallas, Oregon
9:00 – Welcome, Introductions and Why We Are Here -- Kris Jones, OPSBA and Gene Pirelli, OSU
9:15 – Opportunities for New Producers - Sheep Industry Organizations & You A brief look at the many leaders available to you from a number of the State and National Sheep organizations.
10:15 – The Scrapie Program Robert Dyk, USDA- APHIS
10:45 – Break
11:00 – Marketing the Whole Sheep A panel of leaders from various segments of the sheep industry. Learn more about how to utilize all aspects of your flock, to better capitalize on the myriad of markets available to producers.
12:00 – Lunch
12:45 – Feeding for Profit and Performance Dr. Jim Thompson, Extension Sheep Specialist, OSU
1:45 - Forages –Your Most Valuable Resource. Managing Pastures During Critical Periods Gene Pirelli, Regional Livestock/Forage Specialist, OSU
2:00 - Break 2:15 - Lambing Prep Techniques - Preparing Ewe and You For Lambing Dr. Chuck Estill, Extension Veterinarian, OSU
3:15 - OSGA Mentor Program - Round Table Wrap-ups New producers will summarize their day and connect with mentors
4:00 – Adjourn
*** This is a cooperative program between Oregon State University and the Oregon Sheep Growers Association for new adult sheep producers. There is no cost for this workshop, but pre-registration is required by Thursday, November 29, in order to plan for lunch.