Regional Events – Small Ruminant Parasite Control
October 28, 2017 – Integrated Parasite Control / FAMACHA© Training Workshop; 10 AM to 3 PM – Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT.
Hosted by the Vermont Sheep and Goat Association and Green Mountain College, VT; and conducted by the University of Rhode Island. For more information, view flyer – FINAL_VT IPC&FAMACHA Workshop_10.28.2017.
To register for this workshop, please go to the Vermont Sheep and Goat Association Website – http://vtsheepandgoat.org/
Past events – 2017
Attention: Sheep and Meat Goat Seedstock Producers
National Sheep Improvement Program (NSIP) Workshops, March 1-11, 2017 in VA, WV, PA, and NY – view flyer for details – NSIP Workshops Mar 2017
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)
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
August 11 and 12, 2017 – Selecting for Parasite Resistance education workshops as part of the Eastern National Sheep Improvement Program (NSIP) Sheep Sale – Wooster, OH. Workshops about the NSIP and Selecting for Parasite Resistance conducted by Rusty Burgett, NSIP Program Director; Dr. Anne Zajac, DVM, Virginia Tech; and Dr. Katherine Petersson, University of Rhode Island. View the NSIP website for more information including the program catalog which details the workshops and other aspects of this event.
Past events – Fall 2015 and 2016
October 4, 2015 – Integrated Parasite Control/FAMACHA© Training Workshop. Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival, Tunbridge, VT Fair Grounds. View workshop flyer URI PC Workshop_10.4.15_Final2 for details and registration information.
January 15-16, 2016 – 20th Annual Vermont Grazing and Livestock Conference, Fairlee, VT.
Small Ruminant Parasite Control Track – 3 sessions, January 16, 2016 from 9AM to 4:15 PM. Includes information on genetic selection and use of the condensed tannin plants, cranberry and birdsfoot trefoil. See Program for more information.
March 5, 2016 – Southern New England Shepherd’s Forum, Norfolk AG School, Walpole, MA. Sponsored by the Rhode Island Sheep Cooperative. Learn about genetic selection from USDA Northeast SARE project partners. View program for more information.
July 14, 2016 – URI Sheep and Goat Parasite Control Workshop and Field Day, URI Peckham Farm and Kingston Campus, RI. 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM – Integrated Parasite Control and FAMACHA Training; 1:30 to 2:00 PM – fecal egg counting demonstration; 3:00 to 6:30 PM – Field day on alternative methods for small ruminant parasite control – research on condensed tannin plants. View and download our flyer for more details including presenters, online registration info, directions and parking, URI Sheep & Goat Workshop and Field Day_2016 Flyer FINAL
November 5, 2016; Integrated Parasite Control / FAMACHA© Training Workshop as part of the Southern New England Livestock Conference, Dighton, MA. You must register for this conference to participate in this half-day workshop scheduled from 10 AM to 2 PM. Bring a bag lunch. Conference location: Bristol County Agricultural High School, Dighton, MA. Workshop trainer: Dr. Katherine Petersson, University of Rhode Island Dept. Fisheries, Animal and Veterinary Science. Conference information and registration – click here: http://www.thelivestockinstitute.org/sne-livestock-conference.html
This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program Project LNE15-342, and USDA NIFA Hatch Project 1007290.