Events

Alternative Parasite Control Field Day, July 2016, URI Peckham Farm, Kingston, RI - BFT hay plots
Alternative Parasite Control Field Day, July 2016, URI Peckham Farm, Kingston, RI – BFT hay plots
Past events – 2017

Visit our OREI Event List page for a full list of past events (2012 – 2016).

February 25, 2017 – Meat Goat Production Workshop – includes presentation on parasite management
9 AM to 3 PM – Cornell Cooperative Extension, Delhi, NY.  For more information and to register: http://ccedelaware.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Meat-Goat-Workshop-Feb-25.pdf

March 5, 2017 – Sheep and Goats Parasite Management Workshop with FAMACHA© Certification
11 AM to 4 PM – Cornell Cooperative Extension, Liberty, NY. 
http://sullivancce.org/events/2017/03/05/famacha-certification-goats-sheep

March 7, 2017 – Integrated Parasite Control / FAMACHA© Training Workshop
10AM to 2 PM – University Park, PA. 
Hosted by Penn State Extension and conducted by Virginia Tech and Univ. of Rhode Island.  For more information and to register view flyer – PA IPMFAMACHA Workshop_March2017 (2)

March 17, 2017 – Controlling Internal Parasites in Sheep & Goats / FAMACHA© Certification Workshop
10AM to 4 PM – Belfast, ME.  Hosted by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and conducted by Dr. tatiana Stanton, Small Ruminant Extension Specialist, Cornell University.  Hands-on Fecal Egg Count Analysis, Dr. James Weber, Univ. of Maine.  For information and to register view – program.

March 18, 2017 – Maine Grass Farmers Network Annual Grazing Conference, Hinckley, ME.
Includes a session on Research with Birdsfoot Trefoil to Control Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Dr. tatiana Stanton, Small Ruminant Extension Specialist, Cornell University.  For more information and to register – https://extension.umaine.edu/livestock/mgfn/conference/

May 25, 2017 – Birdsfoot Trefoil Demonstration Farm Pasture Walk – 5 to 7 PM, PineCroft Farm, Waterville, NY
Presentation on Birdsfoot Trefoil grazing trial and project by Dr. tatiana Stanton, Cornell University Sheep and Goat Program.  Additional topics on the agenda include farmer strategy for pasture management, cover crop uses, seeding and soil management.  For more information and to register contact:  Marylynn Mattison-Collins – email mrm7@cornell.edu or call  315-736-3394 ext. 132

JOIN US!! July 13, 2017 – URI Sheep and Goat Parasite Control Workshop and Field Day, URI Peckham Farm and Kingston Campus, RI

  • 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM – Integrated Parasite Control and FAMACHA Training Workshop.  FAMACHA cards can be purchased at cost (optional) for $13.00 each upon completing the training.
  • 12:30 to 1:00 PM – Fecal egg counting demonstration
  • 2:00 to 6:00 PM – Field day on alternative methods for small ruminant parasite control – research on condensed tannin plants

Presentations from Dr. Jim Kotcon, West Virginia University Division of Plant and Soil Sciences;  Dr. tatiana Stanton, Small Ruminant Extension Specialist, Cornell University;  URI researchers including Dr. Rebecca Brown, URI Dept. Plant Science, and Dr. Katherine Petersson, URI Dept. Animal and Veterinary Science.
View and download our flyer for more details including online registration info, directions and parking:
2017 URI Sheep and Goat Parasite Control Workshop and Field Day Flyer_Final


This material is based upon work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative under Agreement No. 2012-51300-03654.orei_all