Friday, January 13, 2012

Ohio Extension utilizing the Web

The Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and Ohio State University Extension are replacing the district Sheep and Goat Program series with a WebEx series. The four-part series will update farmers on sheep and goat health programs delivered through one live WebEx site and 13 remote ones. The live site will be the Knox County Career Center in Mount Vernon. To register or for details, call 740-397-0401.

Programs will be broadcast 7-9 p.m. Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27. The WebEx series is a cost-efficient way to get more information to sheep and goat farmers, organizers say.

Session dates and topics are as follows:

  • Feb. 6 -- "Lambing and Kidding Management and Newborn Health Issues," presented by Dr. Bill Shulaw, OSU Preventive Veterinary Medicine.
  • Feb. 13 -- "Internal Parasites," presented by Rory Lewandowski and Jeff McCutcheon, OSU Extension educators with experience managing internal parasites in sheep and goats.
  • Feb. 20 -- "Udder Health and Mastitis," presented by Dr. Leo Timms, professor, Iowa State University, who specializes in the ruminant mammary health.
  • Feb. 27 -- "Recognizing, Treating, and Preventing Major Diseases of Sheep and Goats," presented by Dr. Eric Gordon, OSU Veterinary Medicine, Marysville.
Remote WebEx locations include:
  • Ada Community Health professional building, Ada. Contact: Gene McCluer, Hardin County Extension, 419-674-2297.
  • Holmes County Extension Office, Millersburg. Contact: Kate Shumaker, Holmes County Extension, 330-674-3015.
  • Huron County Administration Building, Norwalk. Contact: Mike Gastier, Huron County Extension, 419-668-8219.
  • Union County Extension Office, Marysville. Contact: Jon Rausch, Union County Extension, 937-644-8117. Preregistration required.
  • OARDC, Room 130 Research Services, Wooster. Contact: Rory Lewandowski, Wayne County Extension, 330-264-8722.

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