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TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY ANNUAL GOAT DAY

April 23, 2022
8:30am - 3:30pm.

THEME: “Buck Selection Principles for Limited -Resources Meat Goat Producers”

About Goat Day

The Tuskegee University (TU) Annual Goat Day will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 8:30am - 3:30 pm. Participants will be given the option of in-person or virtual attendance. The theme of this year’s Goat Day is “Buck Selection Principles for Limited -Resources Meat Goat Producers”. Dr. Chuck Okere will be the featured speaker. He serves as an interim Head of the Department for Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences at Tuskegee University. Henry Dorough, and Richard Petcher will be our other noted speakers. Mr. Henry Dorough, CCA, PAS will speak on “Regenerative Agriculture: Re-Introducing Our Grandfather’s Farming Lessons.” Mr. Dorough is the County Extension Coordinator in Talladega County for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University. Mr. Richard Petcher will share producers’ perspectives on forage/pasture production for small ruminants. He owns Petcher Seeds in Fruitdale, Alabama and specializes in cover crops for soil improvement. These speakers have many years of experience in their respective fields of expertise. In addition, Dr. Nar Gurung, Director of the TU Caprine Research and Education Unit, will provide an update on the status of goat research and extension/outreach activities at the unit. Dr. Clarissa Harris of Caprine Research and Education Unit will moderate roundtable discussion that will feature sustainable goat production practices, challenges, and opportunities in meat goat production. The afternoon will be a site of forages grown at the Goat Unit and breeding animals used for the forage-based buck test (attendees will be able to livestream the site visit).

For more information contact Dr. Nar Gurung at 334-727-8457 or 334-421-8620 or email at ngurung@tuskegee.edu. Contact Russell Johnson at 334-450-3990 or  Email: rljbull01@gmail.com

Program overview

Tuskegee University Annual Goat Day will be held on the fourth Saturday in April from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.  The theme of the Goat Day is usually designed to focus on ongoing problems of the producers and covers subjects ranging from nutrition, reproduction, and health, to marketing and enterprise budgeting. Depending on the selected theme, experienced speakers are invited throughout the nation to present topics related to the theme of the day. An essential component of the Goat Day is the Producer’s Panel where producers share their successes and failures with others. The afternoon sessions are hands-on sessions where producers learn how to evaluate an animal, do fecal egg counts and pasture management, etc. 

Agenda At-A-Glance

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Virtual Platform

Below is the zoom link for the virtual attendees. The virtual conference room will open on the day of the workshop. Stay tuned for further access information!

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81713715420?pwd=WXpwVzFiZWNGVU5rUW5aSGVHZG5tUT09

Program Contact

Dr. Nar Gurung, Lead Program Coordinator
Tuskegee University
Caprine Research and Education Unit
Tuskegee, Al  36088
Tel: (334) 727-8457
Cell: 334-421-8620
Fax: (334) 722-8552
E-mail: ngurung@tuskegee.edu.

Ronald Davis, Graduate Student Program Coordinator 
Tuskegee University
Department of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences 
Tuskegee, Al  36088 
E-mail: rdavis@tuskegee.edu 

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