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    This program provides educational opportunities and technical training and guidance to goat and sheep producers throughout the state of Florida.

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In 1983, Florida A&M University (FAMU), College of Agriculture and Food Sciences (CAFS) recognized the role meat goats could play in complementing existing agricultural production systems. Faculty and staff at FAMU therefore, shifted their research and extension efforts to evaluating goat production as an alternative enterprise for small-scaled farmers. Nutrition and reproduction studies provided valuable data on the economics of raising goats under optimum conditions. Other studies were conducted to determine the cost-effectiveness of raising goats under alternative production systems, evaluating goat production through the intromission of Boer genetics and determining the effects of diet and management on carcass traits, composition and palatability of young goats.


MASTER GOAT AND SHEEP CERTIFICATION PROGRAMMaster Goat and Sheep Certification Program

Training Dates

      April 26, 27th, May 17th, 18th, 24th, 31st and June 1st

2019 Schedule Available
Registration Open 
                            The Small Rumaint Internal Parasite Workshop will be included in this training program too.

SMALL RUMINANT INTERNAL PARASITES WORKSHOP                 
                                    (For Goat and Sheep Producers)
                                         Training Date
June 1st, 2019
Schedule and registration dates will be available shortly
If you are registered for the Master Goat and Sheep Certification Program do not register for this class.
The training class will be included in your program.
Contact Person Angela McKenzie-Jakes, 850-875-8552, angela.mckenziejakes@famu.edu


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