Monday, December 8, 2014

Sheep and goat expert Jodie Pennington retires

Jodie Pennington, PhD
Long-time friend of the sheep and goat industry Jodie Pennington, PhD, has announced his retirement as Southwest Region Small Ruminant Educator, Lincoln University (Mo.) Cooperative Extension. December 4 was his last day at work. A retirement reception was held at the Newton County Extension Center in Neosho, Mo., on December 1.

“I don’t have any specific plans for retirement except to rest, work on the endless tasks around the house, and visit children, grandchildren, and family,” Jodie said. “I do hope to see you at sheep and goat events as I travel here and there.”

Southwest Missouri Extension calls about sheep and goats now will go to the farm outreach workers in the region, Randy Garrett (417-850-9391) and David Middleton (417-466-8056), who work out of their homes near Mt. Vernon, Mo.  Charlotte Clifford-Rathert (573-681-5169) also will be available from Jefferson City.   

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