Friday, June 2, 2017

Integrated Approach for Managing Diseases and Parasites in Small Ruminants

Hands-on Training for Farmers and Professionals
8 AM to 4:30 PM, July 26, 2017
102 Mary Starke Harper Hall & CAENS Research and Demonstration Facility, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL 36088


The purpose of this training session is to educate small-ruminant producers and Extension professionals on the prevalent disease and parasite challenges that jeopardize small ruminant health and performance as well as human health, and an integrated approach to prevent these problems. Moreover, various treatment strategies will be discussed and demonstrated.  Hands-on activities will include general health inspection, use of FAMACHA card, measuring body condition score, inspecting and trimming overgrown hooves, taking body temperature, administering medication (injections, drenching, topical), and collecting and examining fecal samples for determining parasite load and need for treatment. More information about the event is presented in the Program Flyer and Agenda.



Preregistration by July 14 is required to participate in this event with the required payment ($25.00 if pre-registered by July 14$30.00 after July 14, 2017) for management purpose. Registration can be made by visiting this link and filling the registration form online,   and check should be sent to the designated address, or both completed Registration Form (Go to "upcoming events" and download the registration form available on this page) and check can be sent to the address given in the registration form. Please register quickly and secure your seat on time. Working lunch and a package of educational materials including the FAMACHA card ($13.00 value) will be provided. If you are unable to pay the registration fee, but need to participate in the event, please email the event coordinator at: karkiu@mytu.tuskegee.edu for possible scholarship. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Post-Harvest Workshop @ Tuskegee, June 19-23, 2017

The Tuskegee University Global Center for Postharvest Research and Training, in conjunction with the Postharvest Education Foundation (PEF) and World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) will be hosting a 1-week “Small-scale Postharvest Handling Technologies of Horticultural Crops Short Course & Study Tour” June 19-23, 2017, at Tuskegee University. Visit THIS SITE for more information and participation.



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Silvopasture and Goat-Herd Management Field Day @ Plantersville

Silvopasture and Goat-Herd Management Field Day
June 9, 2017
472 Pecan Road, Plantersville, AL

Silvopasture is a sustainable agroforestry system that involves an intentional integration and management of trees, forages, and livestock in a single management unit. This system offers more economical, environmental, and social benefits compared to the sole operation of its components. Well-managed silvopasture systems provide economic viability through regular, short-term incomes from forages and livestock components, and long-term incomes from trees. Livestock farmers can get more forages/grazing if a silvopasture system is practiced and grazing animals may have a more comfortable environment while in the sivlvopasture compared to where there are no trees.

The objective of this event is to educate forest landowners, farmers, and agricultural professionals, and eventually make them able to implement sustainable silvopasture practices to efficiently utilize their resources in order to benefit current as well as future generations. Experts from Tuskegee University, Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund, and Alabama Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will be speaking at the event. Moreover, the host farmers will be sharing his experience on silvopasture-goat management system. Funding support for this event is provided by USDA/NIFA. More information about the event is presented in the Event Flyer  and Agenda.

Participation to this event is free; however, preregistration is required for management purpose by May 26, 2017. Please reserve your place by May 26 registering online, or filling and mailing the registration form to Mr. Yubaraj Karki, 201 Morrison-Mayberry Hall, Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension Program, Tuskegee, AL 36088; or email to ykarki@mytu.tuskegee.edu, or fax to 334-724-4344. Working lunch will be provided to the first 30 pre-registrants.





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 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Training on Pasture Improvement and Grazing Management @ Tuskegee


Sustainable Year-Round Forage Production and Grazing/Browsing Management for Saving Production Costs

March 31, 2017
8 AM - 4:30 PM
201 Mary Starke Harper Hall, Tuskegee University, 1200 West Montgomery Road, Tuskegee, AL 36088
The objective of this training 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, 2017Register quickly and secure your seat on time. Working lunch and morning and afternoon snacks will be provided to pre-registrants.