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April 4 @ 4:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Workshop for Beginning Sheep Producers
April 4, 2017, Tuesday
OSU Extension Polk County
The mentor program, a cooperative educational effort of the Oregon Sheep Growers Association and Oregon State University, is sponsoring a workshop for new and novice sheep producers on Tuesday, April 4 at the OSU Extension Office. Topics include an introduction to the Oregon sheep industry, scrapie program, ewe and lamb health, marketing lamb to local consumers and other aspects of the mentor program.
A light dinner will be available at 4:45 pm. There is no charge for the workshop. Pre-registration is required by March 31. For more information or to register contact Gene Pirelli, OSU Regional Livestock/Forage Specialist at 503.623.8395 or email@example.com.
4:45 pm – Dinner
5:00 pm – The Oregon Sheep Industry and related organizations:
Oregon Sheep Growers Association
Oregon Sheep Commission
Oregon Purebred Sheep Breeders Association
5:30 pm – The Scrapie Program – Barbara Palermo, USDA APHIS
6:15 pm – Ewe and Lamb Health – Dr. Chuck Estill, OSU Extension Veterinarian
7:00 pm – Marketing Your Lamb – Rebecca Thistlethwaite, Niche Marketing Processor Network
7:45 pm – The OSGA Mentor Program – John Fine
8:00 pm – Adjourn