Livestock

2509, 2017

2017 Carolina Meat Conference

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The Carolina Meat Conference, hosted by NC Choices, is a nationally-recognized event focused on bringing together independent meat producers, processors, James Beard award-winning chefs, scientists and field experts, industry buyers, and allied professionals for cutting edge exchange to promote success in niche meat markets. Hands-on workshops, whole animal butchery demos, and expert sessions combine for […]

2904, 2017

Sustainable Pasture-Based Livestock Production & Beekeeping Field Day

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Hosted by the The Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension Program: The purpose of this field day is to educate livestock producers and Extension professionals on developing and managing year-round pasture and grazing systems for sustainable, ruminant-livestock enterprises. Support is available from the NRCS to improve pastures and grazing lands and to develop woodland grazing. The process of application for […]

3103, 2017

Training on Pasture Improvement and Grazing Management

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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 sustainability of pasture-based livestock production systems. Experts from Tuskegee University and Alabama Natural Resources Conservation Service will be speaking at the event. The title of the training is “Sustainable […]

1702, 2017

National Goat Conference

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Hosted at Tuskegee University in conjunction with the 125th Annual Farmers Conference.

From the National Goat Conference website:

Who Should Attend this Conference? Producers (beginners and advanced), students, agricultural professionals, supportive organizations and other interested parties.

Conference Topics: Herd health management, nutrition and pasture management, reproduction , biotechnology & marketing and processing and genetics and breeding.

More information here.

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2810, 2016

Hands-on Training on Integrated Approach for Managing Diseases and Parasites in Small Ruminants

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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 […]

1510, 2016

Small Breed Cattle Workshop

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Hosted by ACES:

If you are a small-scale farmer or food producer and have always wanted to get into the cattle business, then raising cattle representing a small-stature breed such as Dexter or Lowline Angus may be an option. Small-breed cattle are much smaller than traditional breeds but produce beef of similar quality in smaller portions and at lower management costs. Come and learn more about […]

3009, 2016

Training on Sustainable Agroforestry Practices

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Agroforestry is a sustainable land-use system that involves the intentional integration and management of trees, crops, and/or livestock in a single management unit.

The objective of this program is to educate forest landowners, farmers, and agricultural professionals, and eventually make them able to implement sustainable agroforestry practices to efficiently utilize their resources in order to benefit […]

1009, 2016

Silvopasture and Goat-Herd Management Field Day

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Silvopasture is a sustainable agroforestry system that involves an intentional integration and management of trees, forages, and livestock in a single management unit.

The objective of this program 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 […]

2608, 2016

9th Annual Small Ruminant Conference

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Hosted by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University (AAMU): at this conference, research about meat goats and hair sheep will be presented and ongoing collaborative research projects between Tennessee State University and Alabama Extension at AAMU will be discussed. There is no charge to […]

108, 2016

9th Annual Master Goat Producer Training Certification

By |August 1st, 2016||Comments Off on 9th Annual Master Goat Producer Training Certification

New business opportunities, such as meat goat production, exist for farm families to diversify their small farm operations and to explore alternative enterprises and innovative marketing systems to increase their farm income. For more than twenty-five years Tuskegee University (TU) has played a leading role in goat research and as a resource for small and […]