November 6, 2006 - From 6 to 8 pm, at the Lauderdale Farmers Coop in Elgin Crossroads, AL (154 Elgin Dr); just off Hwy. 101. Speakers include Jimmy Hughes, Nutritionist with the Alabama Farmers Cooperative; Jackie Nix, Nutritionist with Sweet Lix; Robert Spencer, Extension Area Specialist with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. For additional information call Robby Neal at (256) 247-3453.

November 11, 2006 – From 10 am to 2 pm at the Lauderdale Cooperative Extension Building in Florence, AL (802 Veterans Dr; located next to the Coliseum. Topics include parasite management and forage management; demonstrations include parasite identification, hoof trimming, and pregnancy determination. For additional information call Charlie Thompson at (256) 229-6929 or Robert Spencer at (256) 766-6223; to pre-register call Robbie Bennett at the same number.

November 18, 2006 – From 11 am until noon. Meeting location will take place at the goat sale barn in Brewton, AL. Topics will address parasite identification and management. For more information contact Ken Kelly at (251) 574-8445.

January 9, 2007 – From 6 to 8 pm at the Talladega Cooperative Extension Office in Talladega, AL (132 N. Court St.); just off the square. Topics will address parasite identification and management, and budgets for goat production. For more information contact Lee & Ernie Hay at (256) 378-6242 or the Talladega Cooperative Extension office at (256) 362-6187

March 17, 2007 – From 8:30 am to 3 pm at The Agribition Center (4925 Moores Mill Rd.) in Huntsville, AL. Topics to focus on goat and herd healthcare and health management. For more information and registration contact Eddie Wheeler at (256) 582-2009

Regional Workshops on parasite identification and management. – Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) is planning a series of workshops (8-10) that will take place at numerous locations throughout Alabama. These will be all day workshops addressing parasite identification, fecal-egg exam training, FAMACHA training, and parasite control and management. ACES is tentatively planning to work with Resources Conservation & Development (RC&D) to coordinate and accommodate these workshops.

For more information contact Dr. Maria Leite-Browing at (256) 372-7954. More information will be forthcoming as progress takes place.

Other tentative plans are being made for workshops in the following areas:
o Mobile in August 2007
o Birmingham in September 2007.

If you would like to host a goat workshop in your area contact one of the following:
o Dr. Maria Leite-Browing at (256) 372-7954
o Robert Spencer at (256) 766-6223
o Eddie Wheeler at (256) 582-2009

Ken and Pat Motes
Clear Creek Farms
33 South Clear Creek Road
Fall River, Tennessee 38468
Phone: (931) 852-2167
Fax: (931) 852-2168

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