Monday, December 5, 2011

Illinois sheep & goat workshop Jan. 28

The 2012 Sheep & Goat Workshop will be held Saturday, January 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension Kankakee County Office,
1650 Commerce Drive, Bourbonnais, IL 60914

The annual Kankakee County Sheep & Goat Workshop will have information for veteran producers as well as those new to the industry. The goal is to educate sheep and goat producers on current industry practices and trends, and to provide an introduction for producers who are new to the respective industries.

Topics will include:
* Latest in Disease and Pest Issues
* Best Way to Establish Pastures
* Breeds to Raise
* Appropriate Fencing & Housing Facilities
* Calculating Profits

Speakers will include veterinarians, University of Illinois Extension educators, Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) staff, and a Producer Panel.

A pre-registration fee of $20 ($15 for additional person from same homestead) which includes lunch for the workshop is required by January 25, 2012. Please call Kankakee County Extension Office at 815-933-8337 for more information or check our website at


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