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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Meat Animal Production Class

Amy Thomas, North Carolina Cooperative's Area Extension Agent for Livestock and I will be teaching a 24 hour course for Forsyth Technical Community College's Continuing Education Program beginning in August on Thursday nights from 6PM until 8PM. The class will be held at the Employment Security Commission Office at 450 West Hanes Mill Road in Winston-Salem, NC. This office is near Sci-Works on the north side of town. The primary focus of this course will be on developing a basic knowledge of the livestock species and how to manage and care for them. Species covered will include cattle, sheep, goats and poultry. The course will be designed primarily for the smaller producer/operator. Also included will be business models and budget development to ensure cost effectiveness and efficiency. Along with meat animal production of meat goats, we will also be discussing dairy goats. There will be guest speakers and videos along with lectures and discussions. Look for a mailing from Forsyth Tech coming soon to your mailbox regarding this course including fees, exact dates and location. Hope to see you there!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great class... too bad I live so far away. Although I have taken several courses similar to this for my Animal Science degree it is always nice to brush up on your husbandry skills. Hope the class fills up and goes well!

    Oh, we named the polled buckling "Jeepster" in keeping with his maternal line. I just love him! Thank you letting me add him to our farm.


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