ACES Calendar

<< Friday, August 24, 2018 >>
Event: One Health Symposium for Sheep and Goat Production Start: 8/24/18 5:00pm
Fee: $30 per person End: 8/24/18 9:00pm
Calendar(s): Animal Science & Forages; 4-H & Youth Development; 4-H & Youth Development; Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resource Mgmt.; Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests; Urban Affairs
Address: 4900 Meridian Street County: Madison
Contact Name: Maria Leite-Browning ; Karnita Golson-Garner Phone: 256 372 4954
Event Website: Email:
Description: The Alabama Cooperative Extension System's Urban Affairs & New Nontraditional Programs Unit at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University and Tennessee State University cordially invite you to participate in the One Health Symposium for Sheep and Goat Production on August 24-25, 2018 at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama. Purpose : This symposium is designed to educate stakeholders on the basic principles of animal and environmental health and forages and grazing management for sheep and goat. "Featured Speakers" Brad A. Freking, PhD, Research Geneticist, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service Clay Center, Nevada David Pugh, DVM, MS, MAg, DACT, DACVN, DACVM, Clinical Professor Dept. of Pathobiology, Director, AL Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. System, Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries Richard Browning, Jr., PhD, Professor, Animal Science Dept. of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, College of Agriculture Bisoondat Macoon, PhD, Associate Research Professor, Forage Agronomy Central Mississippi Research and Extension Center, Mississippi State University Maria Leite-Browning, MS.DVM, Extension Animal Sciences, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama A&M University Symposium participants can expect to learn: * How to select different types of cool season grasses and legumes for forage production. * Pasture and grazing management options to increase grazing efficiency and rangeland sustainability. * Soil and water quality & natural resource conservation. * How to incorporate multi-species grazing in forage management. * The potential of the land and its capacity to produce good quality forages. * How to manage maternal genetics for successful hair sheep production under pasture-based production systems. * How to build a profitable and sustainable commercial meat goat herd though proper breed selection and utilization. * How to properly dispose of expired and unwanted veterinary medicines commonly used in sheep and goat production. * Minimizing the spread, occurrence and presence of zoonotic diseases. * The latest developments and recommendations regarding internal parasite management in small ruminants. Registration Information: The registration fee to attend all Symposium activities is $30.00 per person. This includes a cocktail and reception on Friday, August 24th and lunch on Saturday, August 25th.All participants must pre-register by August 1st. Please visit the website to register online: Venue/Lodging The Perdido Beach Resort is the location for the One Health Symposium for Sheep and Goat Production. A block of rooms has been reserved at a rate of $159.00 plus tax per nightBase rates for rooms outside of the block will be based on availability. To reserve your room directly with Perdido Beach Resort, just call the telephone number below and ask for the group Booking