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Meat & Dairy Goat Training Registration

Posted 5/15/2018 1:22pm by SDSPA Marketing Contractor.

The Value Added Agriculture Development Center (VAADC) is sponsoring a Meat and Dairy Goats Workshop July 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Brookings, SD at the Dairy Building on the South Dakota State University (SDSU) Campus.

This upcoming workshop will address both meat and dairy goat, production, animal health and marketing topics. Nationally recognized meat and dairy goat specialists and experienced local producers will provide presentations and hands-on training.

Dr. Steve Hart, Goat Specialist from Langston University in Oklahoma will present on meat goat nutrition and parasite control for goats. Dr. Maristela Rovai, Dairy Specialist from SDSU, will discuss lactation of goats. Dr. Alvaro Garcia, Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Director and dairy specialist from SDSU Extension will provide information on raising a small goat dairy herd in South Dakota.

The program will also include round table discussions on meat and dairy goats. Both meat and dairy goat producers are attending and will provide insight to their experiences. 

Lunch will be provided at the training. The workshop fee is $30 plus processing. To register use the PayPal button below.

On July 13, afternoon (Time TBD), a dairy goat tour will be offered near Milbank. Those interested in this free event should indicate interest when registering.  

A room block is available at the Brookings Econolodge for $69.99 per night. Contact 605-692-3111 to make reservations.  

Those interested in being a vendor at the event or a financial sponsor are requested to contact Cheri Rath, Executive Director of the VAADC with questions at 605-224-9402.

For questions about the event contact Tom.

Goat Workshop Registration
Will you attend dairy tour near Milbank, July 13 (afternoon)?

**Includes processing fee