WINCHESTER, Ohio - Ohio producers interested in meat goat production and marketing or improving upon their existing meat goat business may find a two-day seminar helpful.
The Southern Ohio Professional Meat Goat Seminar, sponsored by Ohio State University Pike County Extension and the Southern Ohio Meat Goat Task Force, will be held Oct. 18-19 in Winchester, Ohio. Registration is $35, which includes all meals and proceedings. Cost for additional attendees is $25.
The purpose of the program is to inform existing meat goat producers and those interested in the business on meat goat production and marketing through educational and practical experiences.
The events on Oct. 18 will begin at 5:30 p.m. with registration, a tour of the Bob Hare Farm in Winchester, Ohio, and a discussion on meat goat selection.
To get to the farm from the north, take U.S. 62 South or U.S. 23 South to State Route 32. From the south take U.S. 62 North to State Route 32. Then take State Route 32 West to State Route 136 North through Winchester to Fincastle-Winchester Road. Turn left onto Fincastle-Winchester Road, and the farm is less than two miles on the left. Signs will be posted.
Events on Oct. 19 will include discussions on meat goat breeding, production, health issues, supply and demand and a farm tour in Maysville, Ky.
For more information on the meat goat seminar or to register, contact Jeff Fisher, agriculture and community development agent for Ohio State University Extension in Pike County, at (740) 947-2121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.