Travel by bus to visit two local livestock farming operations
Spend some time with this experienced breeder and see his heard of about 100 Boer goats, the premier meat goat in the United States. Learn about his production and breeding system and his success with artificial insemination and embryo transfer. With 55 years of experience in raising goats you’ll glean wisdom on questions you may not have even thought to ask. See how he groups the heard and learn about his shelters and fencing to save yourself some time and grief in learning in the hard way!
This operation has completed the process of becoming a USDA certified egg packer but also offers much more to see! Learn about their small scale egg washing and sorting machines and incorporate the marketing and agri-tourism ideas you’ll see. Ask about producing for local hotels and restaurants and the farm’s experience with finding a chicken processor. Also see their specialty flocks such as soy fed chickens, and their venture into goats and grass fed beef.
Please note this is a farm tour and participants may expect to walk over uneven paths up to one half mile. Though every reasonable precaution will be taken to prevent injury, participants must sign a liability waiver in order to visit the farms. Closed toe shoes are required and no high heels will be permitted. Dress comfortably for the heat. Light refreshments will be provided.
The registration deadline is June 27. Space is limited so we urge you to register early. Click here to access the conference registration information page.
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June 27, 2011
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