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Ohio Sheep and Goat Producers invited to 'District' programs

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The Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) and Ohio State University Extension invite Ohio sheep and goat producers to a set of “District” educational outreach programs throughout the state to learn more about different areas of sheep and goat production.

At least one program will be held in each of the OSU Extension, Education and Research areas.

For more information, contact Roger A. High, executive director of the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association, at 614-246-8299 or e-mail rhigh@ofbf.org. Changes and/or additions to these sheep and goat programs can be found at www.ohiosheep.org. Contact the Extension Educator listed with each scheduled program for possible meeting fees.

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Program dates, time and info are listed below:

Thurs., Jan. 6, 2011 “Clinton County Sheep and Goat Program - Wilmington”

  • Location: Clinton County Extension Office, 111 S. Nelson Ave., Suite 2, Wilmington, OH 45177
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Speaker: Gregg Fogle, Shepherd, The Ohio State University and Roger A. High, OSU Sheep Extension Program Specialist, “Australian Sheep Production”
  • Contact: Tony Nye, Clinton County Extension Educator, (937) 382-0901

Wed., Jan. 12, 2011 “Top of Ohio Region Sheep and Goat Program - Mt. Victory”

  • Location: Mt. Victory Plaza Inn, Mt. Victory, OH 43340
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. - RESERVATION IS REQUIRED FOR MEAL 7:00 p.m. – Program begins
  • Registration for meal: $15.00/person: Paid Registration due by: January 6, 2011
  • Speaker: Katherine Harrison, “Marketing Sheep and Goats to the Ethnic Population”
  • Contact: Wesley Haun, Logan County Extension Educator at (937) 599-4227 Gene McCluer, Hardin County Extension Educator at (419) 674-2297

Mon., Jan. 31, 2011 “Buckeye Hills Region Sheep and Goat Program - Woodsfield”

  • Location: Monroe County Court House, 101 North Main St., Woodsfield, OH 43793
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Speaker: Roger A. High, OSU Sheep Extension Program Specialist, “Minerals and Vitamins for Sheep and Goats”
  • Contact: Steve Schumacher, Belmont Co. Extension Educator, (740) 695-1455 Mark Landefeld, Monroe County Extension Educator, (740) 472-0810

Wed., Feb. 16, 2011 “Ohio Valley Region Sheep and Goat Program - Piketon”

  • Location: OSU South Centers, Endeavor Center, 1862 Shyville Rd., Piketon, OH 45661
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Speaker: Dr. Bill Shulaw, OSU Preventive Veterinarian, Beef and Sheep, “Internal Parasite Management in Sheep and Goat Flocks” and “Developing a Flock and Herd Vaccination Program”
  • Contact: Jeff Fisher, Pike County Extension Educator, (740) 947-2121

Thurs., Feb. 17, 2011 “Miami Valley Region Sheep and Goat Program – Butler Co.”

  • Location: Butler County OSU Extension Office, 1802 Princeton Rd.,, Hamilton, OH 45011
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR MEAL – Program to begin after meal.
  • Registration for Meal: Bring Covered Dish – Lamb will be provided – Meal Reservations required by February 10, 2011
  • Speakers: Bob Hendershot, USDA-NCRS State Grasslands Specialist, “Maximizing Forage Utilization with Grazed and Stored Forages” and Kevin Morgan – “Predator Control”
  • Contact: Cindy Meyer, Butler County Extension Educator, (513) 887-3722 for reservations

Tue., Feb. 22, 2011 “Western Reserve Region Sheep and Goat Program - Burton”

 

  • Location: Geauga County Extension Office – Patterson Center, 14269 Claridon-Troy Rd, Burton, OH 44021
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Speaker: Dr. Stan Gehrt, OSU Wildlife Specialist, “Ecology and Management of Coyotes and Other Predators”
  • Contact: Les Ober, Geauga County Program Assistant, (440) 834-4656

Thurs., Feb. 24, 2011 “Crossroads Region Sheep and Goat Program – Mt. Hope”

  • Location: Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen, 8101 State Route 241, Mt. Hope, OH
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. – Buffet Dinner – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR MEAL 6:00 P.M. – Program Begins
  • Registration for Meal: $15.00 per person: Pay at the door – Meal Reservations required by February 19, 2011
  • Speaker: Bob Hendershot, USDA-NCRS State Grasslands Specialist, “Maximizing Forage Utilization with Grazed and Stored Forages”
  • Contact: Dianne Shoemaker, Wayne County Extension Educator, (330) 264-8722

Tue., Mar. 8, 2011 “Maumee Valley Region Sheep & Goat Program - Findlay”

  • Location: Hancock County Extension Office, 7868 CR 140, Findlay, OH 45840
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Speaker: Bob Hendershot, USDA-NCRS State Grasslands Specialist and Gary Wilson, Hancock County Agricultural Extension Educator, “Maximizing Forage Utilization with Grazed and Stored Forages”
  • Contact: Gary Wilson, Hancock County Extension Educator, (419) 422-3851

Mon., Mar. 14, 2011 “Heart of Ohio/Crossroads Region Sheep & Goat Program - Zanesville”

  • Location: Muskingum County Extension Office, 225 Underwood Street, Zanesville, OH 43701-3789
  • Time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Speakers: Dr. Henry Zerby, OSU Meat Specialist, “Lamb and Goat Carcass Evaluation”
  • Contact: Mark Mechling, Muskingum County Extension Educator, (740) 454-0144 Howard Siegrist, Licking County Extension Educator, (740) 349-6900

Sheep, Lamb and Goat Production Schools

Buckeye Hills Region Sheep and Goat Production School -Athens”

  • Location: Athens County Extension Office, 280 West Union Street, Athens, OH 45701-2394
  • Dates: Tuesdays, Jan. 25, February 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2011
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $35.00 per person or couple if they share notebook; payable at first session at the door
  • Speakers: Various speakers and topics relating to Sheep, Lamb, and Goat Health Issues and Programs
  • Contact: Rory Lewandowski, Athens County Extension Educator, (740) 593-8555



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