I just wanted to notify everyone of a great educational event coming up this month at Cornell University. Previously, Cornell has annually held the NY Sheep and Goat Symposium in October. For reasons I'm not sure of, this event will not be happening this year, but will be replaced by the "Cornell Sheep and Goat Management Day".
This will be a one day event located at Morrison Hall and the Livestock Pavilion on the Cornell University Campus in Ithaca. The date is Saturday, September 21st, with an optional evening program Friday, September 20th.
Friday will begin with a cheesemaking workshop, Goat/Sheep bowl for youth, and "Basic Health and Management for Goats and Sheep", taught by Dr. Michael Thonney who is the sheep professor at Cornell.
Saturday will have three different tracts geared towards 1) the 12 year-old and under crowd, 2) the teen crowd, 3) adults.
I highly encourage anyone who is involved in goats and sheep (especially 4-H members) to attend. Not only are the workshops going to be taught by the NY experts on sheep and goats, but it is a great networking event as well! Also, if you know of anyone who would be interested in this event, please spread the word.
To find out more about this event, registration, lodging, ect. visit: http://www.sheep.cornell.edu/calendar/index.html
eWe will unfortunately not be in attendance that weekend due to the National Lincoln Show at the Big E in Springfield, Mass. but hope some of you will be able to go! It's great that it is just one day.
Emmaline Long, main owner of Orchard View Farm, is currently a graduate student in the Animal Science dept. at Cornell University. She has a passion for Lincoln sheep, and loves educating others about her breed and farm, as serves as the Vice President of the National Lincoln Breeders Association.
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