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Sheep Producers Should Flock to EWEniversity

 

November 30, 2017



EWEniversity, a program for sheep producers, will be offered by Dane County UW-Extension for six weeks starting on February 5, 2018, in Mount Horeb. The six-week course will run weekly from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., on Mondays. The program is intended for producers new to sheep, those thinking about starting a sheep business, or experienced shepherds just looking to refresh their information and network with other producers.

Topics will focus on profitable sheep production and include breed selection, animal health and parasite control, lambing management, flock nutrition, marketing opportunities, genetic improvement and economic analysis. Speakers range from University specialists to agriculture professionals to experienced local sheep farmers. Dr. Dave Thomas, retired UW-Madison Professor and Researcher; Paul Dietmann, Senior Lending Officer with Compeer Financial; Cody Heimke, Manager of Niman Ranch Lamb Program; Erica Solis, owner of Emancipation Acres and Vet Tech, are just a few of the scheduled speakers to present on the topics.

The series will be held at the State Bank of Cross Plains – Mount Horeb branch, 1740 Springdale Street, Mount Horeb. The cost to attend the entire series is $65.00 per farm, before January 29th. After January 29th, there will be a $15.00 late fee.

Visit the Dane County UW-Extension Agriculture website for more information and to register: https://fyi.uwex.edu/danecountyag/upcoming-ag-programs/. Dane County UW-Extension and Land and Water Resource Department are organizing this event. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Blazek at (608) 224-3717, or blazek.jennifer@countyofdane.com

The University of Wisconsin –Extension provides affirmative action and equal opportunity in education, programming and employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, gender/sex, creed, disability, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital or parental status, arrest or conviction record or veteran status.

Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities or limitations should be made prior to the date of the program or activity for which it is needed. Please do so as early as possible prior to the program or activity so that proper arrangements can be made. Requests will be kept confidential. Contact the Dane County Extension Office at (608) 224-3717 or WI Relay 711.

 
 

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