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Reproductive Management and Artificial Insemination Workshop

Tuskegee University Reproductive Management and Artificial Insemination Workshop  is scheduled for August 10- 11, 2017


Artificial insemination (AI) is gaining popularity among goat producers. Goat producers can take advantage of AI to accelerate genetic gain, to eliminate herd maintenance costs and to preserve valuable genetics. 

With funding from the USDA/NIFA (Grant#2015-38821-2437), Tuskegee University Cooperative Extension Program and The Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Alabama A&M University are providing a hands-on workshop entitled “Reproductive Management and Artificial Insemination (AI) in Goats” at the Tuskegee University Caprine Research and Education Unit on Thursday and Friday, August 10-11. The workshop seating is limited to 20 participants. Registration is $35 and includes lunch and all training materials.

This training will allow goat producers to receive instruction on the reproduction of goats, including anatomy, physiology and reproductive management of does as well as the advantages and limitations of using AI. The workshop will also provide hands on training in AI techniques. Participants will learn how to use the controlled internal drug-releasing device (CIDR) that was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration to implant progesterone in goats for the purpose of synchronizing estrus.

For more information or to register, contact the AI Workshop Program Assistant, Ms Yvonne Wright at 334-724-4440 or 

The organizers would like to thank the following program sponsors: Tuskegee University, College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences (CAENS) and Cooperative Extension Program, and Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Alabama A&M (Dr. Maria Leite-Browning) as well as the Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA - Alabama Meat Goat and Sheep Producers).

NOTE:  The first 5 farmers to register for the program will receive a stipend of $500.000 in the form a check following the completion of the program. Participants and subsequent awardees must complete BOTH days and all activities to receive said stipend and or be awarded a certificate of completion.

Program Overview

The Artificial Insemination (AI) workshop is a training program that focuses on the benefits and limitations of using AI as a primary method of reproductive management. The program will include a discussion of goat reproductive anatomy and physiology and provide the participants with an opportunity to gain hands on experience in performing a successful AI procedure. Participants will also learn about the fundamentals of estrus cycles in does, the functions of hormones used to induce estrus, and much more...

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Registration for this year's AI Workshop has begun. It is a two days event that requires a registration fee of $35 per person. The event will be held at the Tuskegee University Caprine Research and Education Unit on Thursday and Friday, August 10-11th 2017. The workshop is limited to 20 participants. Registration deadline is August 3rd, 2017. Download the event flyer! 

CLICK HERE to learn more about our program sponsor


For registration, download the Registration Form and and mail your completed Registration Form along with the check and/or money order to the address indicated on the form. You can also Register Online through Credit Card Registration

Program Contacts

Dr. Kamilah E. Grant, Program Coordinator
Tuskegee University
207 Morrison Mayberry Hall
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Tel: 334-724-4887
Fax: 334-727-8552

Ms. Yvonne Wright,
Tuskegee University
203 Morrison-Mayberry Hall
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Tel: 334-724-4440

Training Team
Gemechu Wirtu, DVM, PhD
Associate Professor and Interim Head
Department of Biomedical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Patterson Hall, Room 305
Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL  36088
Tel: 334-727-8793 (Office), 8797 (Lab)

Dr. Maria Leite-Browning
Alabama Cooperative Extension System
Alabama A&M University
Normal, AL 35762


Program Sponsors

This program is sponsored by Tuskegee University CAENS, CEP with additional support by from ALFA. 



The answers to most FAQs can be found on the registration form. If you have any additional questions, please contact us. 

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