Next Class is May 13, 2017
Anyone considering adding goats or sheep to their sustainable food production system or those who want to manage their small ruminants more holistically should attend our SFA Deep Roots class, Intro to Small Ruminant Husbandry.
The next class is May 13, 2017, at Paradox Farm north of Ashby, Minn.
Future classes are announced in SFA Connect (click here to sign up).
This course provides students opportunity for hands-on work with sheep and goats. In a working-farm setting, students can learn how small ruminants can fit into a natural systems farm. Course topics include: holistic management, ruminant nutrition, animal handling, fencing, grazing strategies, holistic veterinary care, shelters, weight and age estimation. Wear clothing appropriate for working with animals: closed-toe shoes, gloves, long pants.
To learn more, email Dr. Sue Wika at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To read a feature by Growler Magazine editor John Garland about small ruminant potential, click here: “Rent-A-Goat: Can We Use Ruminants to Stop Invasive Plants and Restore the Natural Landscape?”