Online Course Thursdays: January 14 – February 18, 2021 from
7-8:30pm. All webinars will be recorded and shared for later viewing.
Have sheep or thinking about getting a flock? Producers of all experience levels will find something for them in this lively, wide-ranging course. There is no one right way to raise sheep — this course covers many of these different options.
This course is co-taught by Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators, Betsy Hodges and Lynn Bliven. Designed for commercial producers seeking to build their knowledge in production, marketing, processing, and sales of lamb and sheep products, to have a more profitable enterprise. We will cover management styles and marketing, focusing on meat production. While NOT focused specifically on meat goat production, much of the course content will be applicable to goat producers. While producers from any location are welcome to take the course, those in temperate Northern climates will get more out of the course weeks that focus on forages and nutrition, housing, and grazing.
The bulk of the course happens on your own time, with discussions, readings, and assignments in Teachable, our virtual classroom. To add to the experience, webinars will be woven into the online interface of the course to allow you to meet on a weekly basis to learn from presenters and ask questions in real time. If you miss one, they are always recorded and posted for later viewing.
To enroll in the course visit the Cornell Small Farms Program: https://smallfarmcourses.com/p/bf-232-sheep-production
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Last updated December 3, 2020