The Regional Sheep  and Goat Producer Training originally scheduled in January had to be rescheduled because of snow.

It will now be held on  March 24 at the Guilford County Extension Office in Greensboro. If you own goats or sheep, or are considering raising them, this is a wonderful opportunity for education and networking with other producers. The cost is $20 per person, that you will pay at the door.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the opening session beginning at 9 a.m. The training will conclude at 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

There will be two general sessions. The opening session on Predator Control will be led by the NC Wildlife Commission. The closing session will be a producer panel discussion regarding problems faced and conquered in small ruminant production.

There are also two concurrent sessions available, where you will choose to attend one of the three workshops offered during each session. Workshops for the first concurrent session include: Purchasing Practices, Animal Soundness, and Artificial Insemination, Part 1. Workshops for the second concurrent session include: Hoof Health, Biosecurity, and Artificial Insemination, Part 2.

This training will be a great opportunity to increase your knowledge and provides an opportunity to network with other goat and sheep producers in our area. If you have any questions about the training, contact Sara Drake, Davidson County Livestock agent, at or at (336) 242-2082. For more information regarding N.C. Cooperative Extension, call the Davidson County Extension Office at (336) 242-2080, or visit