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University of Illinois Commercial Agriculture Educator Teresa Steckler will present “Sheep and Goats: 101” on Thursday, March 10, 2018 from 10 am - Noon p.m. at Rock Island County Extension, 321 W 2nd Ave. Milan, IL. The cost to attend this program will be $5 for adults (free for youth) To register or for more information on this program please visit us online at web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs or call Extension at (309) 756-9978.
Do you have pasture land sitting empty or full of brush and weeds and are looking for a way to best utilize this land or help control those pesky weeds that your cattle won’t eat? Have you been thinking about the possibility of co-grazing and using sheep or goats to help control those weeds? Or, do you simply want to learn more about sheep and goats and how to best care for them? If so, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to learn more. Dr. Teresa Steckler will cover topics ranging from how to identify a healthy animal when looking to purchase to why sheep and goats are good for co-grazing to help clean up weed and brush in pastures.
This clinic is open to all ages. Whether you are a young 4-H member or a long time farmer, everyone is sure to learn something new!
Registration link: https://web.extension.illinois.edu/registration/?registrationid=17940