Thursday, April 20, 2017

Master Goat Training @ Tuskegee University

Master goat producer's certification training at Tuskegee University, August 7-9, 2017; more information is available at this link: http://www.tuskegee.edu/academics/colleges/caens/master_goat_producer_training.aspx

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sustainable livestock and agroforestry operations - Publications

 Sustainable Agroforestry Practices in the Southeastern United States: Training Handbook http://www.tuskegee.edu/sites/www/Uploads/Users/732/Files/tucep/Agroforestry/Agroforestry_Handbook.pdf
Guidelines on Preparing and Showing Meat Goats for Alabama Youth http://www.tuskegee.edu/sites/www/Uploads/Users/732/Files/tucep/Livestok%20Program/GoatShowGuide.pdf
Educational Video: Sustainable year-round forage production and grazing/browsing management for goats in the Southern Region https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq9wTE7-HkA&feature=youtu.be
Sustainable year-round forage production and grazing/browsing management for goats in the Southern Region http://www.tuskegee.edu/sites/www/Uploads/files/About%20US/TUCEP/Livestock%20Program/Year-RoundPasture_Handbook.pdf
Cool-season forages for sustainable goat production: Research highlights http://tuskegee.edu/sites/www/Uploads/files/About%20US/TUCEP/Livestock%20Program/Winter_Forage.pdf

Friday, March 24, 2017

Tuskegee University Annual Goat Day 2017

Tuskegee University 2017 Annual Goat Day is Scheduled on April 8. More information is available at this link: http://www.tuskegee.edu/academics/colleges/caens/goat_day.aspx

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Pasture Walk @ Union Spring, Aprill 22, 2017

When: April 22, 2017, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Where: Union Hill Baptist Church, 434 County Road 59, Union Springs, AL 36089

Pasture walk is a brief event designed to accommodate busy farmers, who cannot devote much time but willing to learn the effective ways of improving and managing pastures for sustainable livestock operation. The purpose of this event is to educate on and demonstrate livestock farmers various cool-season forages that are suitable in the local area for improving winter pastures. More information about the event is presented in the Event Flyer.

Participation to this event is free; however, preregistration is required for management purpose by April 14, 2017. To register directly online, please Click Here. For registration formClick Here. Please register quickly and secure your seat on time. 

Monday, February 27, 2017

15th North American Agroforestry Conference, 2017

The 15th North American Agroforestry Conference is for agroforestry producers, researchers, educators and those involved with related work in the fields of permaculture and agroecology.

June 27-29, 2017
Virginia Tech
Squires Student Center
Blacksburg, Virginia


More information is available at: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1865066


Friday, February 24, 2017

Sustainable Pasture-based Goat Production

Interested in learning about sustainable, pasture-based goat production? Check this out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq9wTE7-HkA

Sustainable Pasture-Based Livestock Production & Beekeeping Field Day

Selma Field Day: Sustainable Pasture-Based Livestock Production and Beekeeping
9 AM to 2:00 PM, April  29, 2017
431 County Road 540, Selma, AL

Goats enjoying high-quality forages in March
The purpose of this field day is to educate and demonstrate livestock producers and Extension professionals on developing and managing year-round pasture and grazing system for sustainable ruminant livestock enterprise. Support available from NRCS to improve pastures and grazing lands as well as develop woodland grazing, and the process of application for those supports will also be presented. Additionally, there will be a farm tour, hands-on activities, and demonstration on proper care of goat herds. Honey production demonstration and tasting the fresh raw honey will be another attraction. More information about the field day is presented in the Program Flyer and Agenda.
Participants learning beekeeping basics

Participation in this field day is free; however, preregistration is required for management purpose. For online registration, please click here Online Registrationregistration must be received by April 14, 2017 at the address as indicated in the registration form. Please register quickly and secure your seat on time. Working lunch will be provided to the pre-registrants.

Farm site tour and on-site learning