December 1–2 2017, 12am–12amWhere
OARDC Shisler Center 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691
The 2017 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium ~ “Improving Profitability of the Sheep Operation through Nutrition, Reproduction, Economics, and Marketing” ~ will concentrate on several topics related to the success of the sheep operation both now and in the future.
The increasingly popular Friday program Shepherd’s College will concentrate on several facets of production to assist sheep farmers improve their profitability, including feeding lambs on grass vs. grain and feeding ewe lambs.
Primary speakers will include Dr. Erin Recktenwald, Michigan State University; Dr. Francis Fluharty, research professor, OSU Animal Sciences; Dr. Tadd Thompson, Reproductive Specialty Group, Indiana; Brady Campbell, program coordinator – OSU Sheep Team, OSU Animal Sciences; Roger A, High, OSIA/OSWP executive director; Nick Forrest, Ohio Lamb Entrepreneur; Chef Jeff Hyde, Colonel De’s Spice Company; Adam Wagner, OSU student; Alex Tuggle, ag instructor at Washington Park Environmental Studies Academy; and Dr. Mark Lyons, USDA Veterinary Services.
Prior to the symposium, the OSIA Annual Meeting will be held Dec. 2. at the same location. The election of the OSIA officer team will be held, as well as other important items for members to discuss.
The annual trade show and Silent Auction will be held. Funds from the auction have been used as the primary source of income for the Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship fund for several years. Donations are being accepted for the auction.
Guests will enjoy a Lamb Leg Carving Station lunch prepared by the OSU Meat Science Club, with the remainder of the meal catered by TJ’s of Wooster. An awards program to present the Charles Boyles Master Shepherd Award, Distinguished Service Awards, and the Friend of the Ohio Sheep Industry awards will follow lunch. Youth recognition will be given to the state FFA sheep proficiency award winner, state 4-H sheep award winner and Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship winners.
Registration is available online.
Contact Roger High at (614) 246-8299 or by email at [email protected] for more information.