Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Tuskegee University Annual Goat Day 2016

Tuskegee University Annual Goat Day for this year is scheduled on April 16, 2016. More information is available at this link: http://www.tuskegee.edu/about_us/outreach/cooperative_extension/goat_day.aspx

AgriTREK/SciTREK and AgDiscovery Summer Program 2016 at Tuskegee University

The AgriTREK/SciTREK Summer Institute and AgDiscovery Summer Programs are two-week residential programs for High School Students. Each program has a limited number of slots. Individuals may apply to BOTH programs to increase their chances of selection to one or the other; completion of the separate applications is required. Application is NOW AVAILABLE and the Application Deadline is March 7, 2016.

Detail information about the program is available at this link: http://www.tuskegee.edu/agritrek.aspx 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Beef Cattle Field Day, Union Springs, AL

Pasture-based Beef Cattle Production Field Day

When: May 14, 2016, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Union Hill Baptist Church, 434 County Road 59, Union Springs, AL 36089



Cool-season forages overseeded in a bahiagrass pasture, April, 2014,
Union Springs, AL
The purpose of this event is to educate and demonstrate livestock producers and Extension professionals on developing and managing year-round pasture system for sustainable ruminant livestock enterprise. Support available from NRCS to improve the pastures and grazing land will also be presented. Additionally, there will be a pasture walk, identification of different legume and grass species, and hands-on activities. More information about the event is presented in the Program Flyer and Agenda.

Participation to this event is free; however, preregistration is required for management purpose by April 25, 2016. To register online, please Click Here. Please register quickly and secure your seat on time. Working lunch will be provided to the pre-registrants.





Selma Field Day, April 30, 2016

Year-round Forage Production, Sustainable Grazing Management, and Care of Goat Herd
9AM to 2:00 PM, April 30, 2016
431 County Road 540, Selma, AL
 
The purpose of this field day is to educate and demonstrate livestock producers and Extension professionals on developing and managing year-round pasture system for sustainable ruminant livestock enterprise. Support available from NRCS to improve pastures and grazing lands, 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.

Participation in this field day is free; however, preregistration is required for management purpose. For online registration, please click here Online Registration; registration must be received by April 15, 2016 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.

Eufaula Field Day, April 9, 2016

Eufaula Field Day
Year-round Forage Production, Sustainable Grazing Management, and Care of Goat Herd
9AM to 2:00 PM, April 9, 2016
36 County Road 40, Eufaula, AL

The purpose of this field day is to educate and demonstrate livestock producers and Extension professionals on developing and managing year-round pasture system for sustainable ruminant livestock enterprise. There will be presentations (expert from Tuskegee University and NRCS, and a goat producer), farm tour, hands-on activities, and demonstration on proper care of goat herds. Additionally, information on the possible support available from Natural Resources Conservation Service for improving the grazing land management will be available. More information about the field day is presented in the Program Flyer and Agenda.
 
Participation to this field day is free; however, preregistration is required for management purpose. Registration can be done Online. Registration must be received by March 18, 2016. Please register quickly and secure your seat on time. Working lunch will be provided to the pre-registrants.

Sustainable Year-Round Forage Production and Grazing/Browsing Management Training at Tuskegee University

March 31, 2016
8 AM - 4:30 PM
201 Mary Starke Harper Hall, Tuskegee University, 1200 West Montgomery Road, Tuskegee, AL 36088
 
The objective of this program is to educate pasture-based livestock producers and field agricultural professionals, and eventually make them able to implement practices to enhance the pasture-based livestock production system sustainable. Experts from Tuskegee University and Alabama Natural Resources Conservation Service will be speaking at the event. Funding support for this program is provided by USDA/NIFA Capacity Building Grant. More information about the event is presented in the Program Flyer and Agenda.
 








Participation to this event is free; however, preregistration is required for management purpose by March 11, 2016. Register quickly and secure your seat on time. Working lunch will and morning and afternoon snacks will be provided to pre-registrants.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Youth Training on Preparing and Showing Meat Goats

 Preparing and Showing Meat Goats: Training for Alabama Youths
Aug. – Oct., 2015
Venue and time: TBA
 
The purpose of this training is to teach the youths (19 years and younger) from Alabama and aware their parents and guardians on the major aspects of preparing and showing meat goats. There are several aspects that youths and their parents/guardian must be familiar with for successfully competing in goat shows and win. Youth participation in goat shows can be rewarding in many ways, such as learning about goats and their care and management from the very early age, developing leadership and confidence while participating in the actual shows, and gaining show skills. This kind of involvement may even help these youths to choose their career in animal science, veterinary science, farming, or other animal-related occupations as they grow up. More information about the event is presented in the Program Flyer and Agenda.
 
Participation to this training is free; however, registration is required by August 11, 2015 for management purpose. Click here to register online. Click here for registration form. Training venue and time will be determined to match the availability and convenience of registered trainees and trainers.