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Date: October 14, 2023

Location: Boyle County Extension Office, 99 Corporate Dr, Danville, KY 40422

 

Cost: $30/single; $50/couple (be sure to renew your membership with registration)

Keynote Speaker

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Presentations:

  • Understanding the nutritional needs of small ruminants

  • Sheep and goat nutrition 101 – Tools of the trade

  • Ration balancing made easy

 

Bring your hay forage test results and feed tag information!

 

Dr. Braden Campbell,

The Ohio State University

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2023 Sheep and Goat Market Trends

 

Jason Wachter, Kentucky Department of Agriculture

Platinum Sponsors

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Hadley's Hay

Agenda

Welcome 9-9:15am

Market Recap, Jason Wachter- 9:15-9:45am

Nutrition Breakdown, Dr. Braden Campbell- 9:45-10:30am

Break- 10:30-10:45am

Association meetings 10:45-11:45am

Checkoff presentation 11:45am-12:15pm

Lunch 12:15-12:45pm

Tools of the Trade, Dr. Braden Campbell- 12:45-1:30pm

Break 1:30-1:45pm

Putting it Together, Dr. Braden Campbell- 1:45-2:30pm

Closing 2:30-3pm

Association Meetings

The KY Annual Producer Conference is not only about producer education, it is also a time for the associations to conduct their annual business meetings. Below are links to the 2023 business meeting agendas.

Kentucky Goat Producers Association

Kentucky Sheep and Wool Producers Association

KY Forage Testing

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The Kentucky Department of Agriculture Forage Testing Program will be taking your hay samples at the conference. 

Learn how to prepare your samples here.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Parasitology Clinic

Registration Closed

Limited to 20 people!

Participants will receive links to three video lectures prior to the in-person clinic:

Parasitology 101- September 25th

Dewormers and Treatment Strategies- October 2nd

Rotational Grazing for Parasite Resistance- October 9th

 

In-person Clinic, 1-4:15, October 13th, Boyle County Extension Office

Q & A
Body Condition Scoring and FAMACHA Presentation
Fecal Flotation and Fecal Egg Count Presentation

Hands-on Workshops for FAMACHA and Fecal Egg Counts

Exploring Fiber Tools

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Registration closed.

Limited to 10 people!

Are you interested in delving into the world of wool processing? Ever wondered about the
essential fiber tools required for your setup? Perhaps you
're holding back on investing in fiber
equipment because you're unsure about getting the hang of it?


We have an exciting opportunity for you this year at the Annual Conference!

October 13, 2023

1-4pm EST

Boyle County Extension Office

$40/person
 

This workshop is all about getting hands-on experience with a range of tools for processing fiber right in the comfort of your home. Plus, it's your chance to transform those raw fleeces into some seriously value-added goodies for your farm.

 

Join us for our hands-on Exploring Fiber Tools workshop, where you'll dive headfirst into the exciting realm of fiber processing and crafting. Whether you're a seasoned fiber enthusiast or just starting out, this workshop will empower you with the skills and confidence to transform raw fibers into beautiful, functional pieces.

 

Workshop Highlights:

  • Discover Essential Tools: Get up close and personal with an array of essential fiber tools that are the backbone of every successful fiber artist's toolkit. From carding and combing to spinning and felting, you'll learn how to choose and effectively use tools that suit your creative ambitions.

  • Hands-on Learning: This workshop isn't just about watching – it's about doing! We will guide you through hands-on exercises that bring each tool to life. Feel the satisfaction of carding wool into fluffy clouds, blending colorful fibers with a blending board and try your hand at spinning with a drop spindle and a wheel.

  • Unlock Your Creativity: With the right tools at your disposal, you'll find that your creative potential knows no bounds. Experiment with different techniques and discover how combining various tools can lead to unique textures and designs in your fiber projects.

  • Join the Fiber Community: Crafting with fiber is more than just a hobby – it's a vibrant community of like-minded individuals. This workshop provides a fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow participants who share your passion and curiosity for all things fiber-related.

Be sure to renew your membership with your registration!

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