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2002 Goat Field Day

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Our annual Goat Field Day will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2002 at the Langston University Goat Farm with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m. This year's theme will be Creating Your Own Market. This year, we will hear from goat entrepreneurs who have created their own markets in weed control, meat, and dairy. Ms. Lani Lamming is owner/operator of Ewe4ic Ecological Services of Alpine, WY. Ms. Lamming owns a herd of more than 600 goats and provides an environmentally friendly alternative to herbicides. Her company has worked in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Utah. Our speaker for meat goats has not yet been confirmed; however, a nationally recognized leader is being sought for this year's Goat Field Day. Mr. Denny Bolton, of Pure Luck Texas, handles the marketing, packing, deliveries, customer relations and paperwork for that goat cheese business. Pure Luck Texas' chevre cheese has captured first place at the American Cheese Society's annual contest for four consecutive years. Each of the three morning presenters will also conduct afternoon workshops.

In the afternoon session, participants will break into small-group workshops in addition to the three aforementioned workshops. There will be a total of ten workshops; however, participants will only have time enough to attend three. Afternoon workshops include: 1) marketing weed control, 2) marketing meat goats, 3) marketing dairy products, 4) scrapie control information, 5) basic goat husbandry I, 6) basic goat husbandry II, 7) inbreeding in dairy goats, 8) goat production & quality assurance, 9) forage-based dairy goat management, and 10) pedigree analysis.

For youth, there will be a Fitting & Showing for Meat Goats workshop in the morning. This workshop will be conducted by Ms. Kim Perschbacher, coordinator of the Oklahoma Youth Meat Goat Association. Each youth will have the opportunity to fit and show a goat during this workshop. We will have a show ring and a judge to assess showmanship.

You can bring your own lunch and picnic on the grounds or you can pre-register for a lunch of barbecued goat, beans, potato salad, refreshments and goat milk ice cream. Cost of the lunch is only $7.00 per person.

In addition to the Fitting & Showing workshop, there will also be a youth program in the afternoon. For the younger youth, there will be a craft project and games to play during the morning and afternoon. Therefore, the parents of young children will be able to enjoy the morning and afternoon session while their children are entertained.

Again, this year we will have a cheesemaking workshop conducted by Pure Luck Texas of Dripping Springs, TX. However, this year we will have a full-day cheese workshop the day before the Goat Field Day (Friday, April 26). This workshop will provide participants with a unique, hands-on experience of making cheese with award-winning artisans. In 1998, Pure Luck entered the American Cheese Society competition and won a Blue Ribbon with their Del Cielo in the "Farmstead Goat Cheese" category. In 1999, Pure Luck won another Blue Ribbon, this one for Basil Pesto Spread, made with fresh organic basil grown on the farm. In 2000, Pure Luck won a Blue Ribbon for the Restaurant Pack in the Fresh Goat's Milk Cheese Category. In 2001, Pure Luck won a Blue Ribbon for their Basked Molded Chevre in the category of Farmstead Goat Cheese, a Red Ribbon for Feta in the category of Goat Milk Feta, and a Red Ribbon for Ste. Maure, a soft ripened log in the Soft Ripened Goat Cheese category.

Registration for the Goat Field Day is FREE but there is a $7.00 per person charge for the optional barbecued goat lunch.

Registration for the Goat Field Day is FREE but there is a $7.00 per person charge for the optional barbecued goat lunch. Please make plans to attend the Goat Field Day now.

For information regarding the 2002 Goat Field Day, contact Dr. Terry Gipson at (405)466-3836 or at tgipson@luresext.edu

Register online for the 2002 Goat Field Day


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