2007 Goat Field DayRegister online for the 2007 Goat Field Day
Our annual Goat Field Day will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2007 at the Langston University Goat Farm with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m. This year's theme will be Herd Health - Old, New, and Emerging Issues.
Adult Activity (morning session): This year, our featured speakers will be Dr. Bruce Olcott of Louisiana State University, who will speak on Goat Herd Health Procedures and Prevention with Emphasis on Biosecurity, and Dr. Lionel Dawson of Oklahoma State University, who will speak on Common and Uncommon Diseases of the Goat.
Dr. Bruce Olcott, DVM, MS, MBA is an Associate Professor at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He received his BS from William & Mary in 1974 and his DVM from the University of Georgia in 1978. Dr. Olcott received his Master's degree from Washington State University in 1981 and his MBA from Louisiana State University in 1995. He and his wife, Dr. Donya Olcott, operate a farm with 250 goats and sheep.
Dr. Lionel Dawson, DVM, MS is a faculty member in the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery in the College of Veterinary Medicine of Oklahoma State University. He received his undergraduate degree at Madras Christian College and professional degree at the Madras Veterinary College. After completing veterinary school, Dr. Dawson moved to Iowa where he did graduate work in Theriogenology at the School of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University. Dr. Dawson is board certified with the American College of Theriogenologists. In July of 1998, Dr. Dawson received a joint appointment between Oklahoma State University and Langston University.
Adult Activity (afternoon session): In the afternoon session, participants will break into small-group workshops. There will be a total of thirteen workshops; however, participants will only have time enough to attend three.
The afternoon workshops include:
All Day Youth Activity: Ms. Sheila Stevenson will host a full day of activities for youth ages 5-12 in the Fun Tent. This will allow the parents and older teens to enjoy the workshops knowing that their little ones are having fun in a safe environment. Last year, some activities included goat education (i.e., goat petting area, goat bingo), pony and horseback riding, fishing, PYOP (pot your own plant), and many other activities. This year's Youth Fun Tent activities have not yet been finalized but Sheila assures you that they will be as much fun as last year.
Half Day Youth Activity (morning): The Oklahoma Goat Producers Association will be sponsoring three contests during the 2007 Langston University Goat Field Day, Saturday, April 28th. Check in time is at 9:00 am and the contests begin promptly at 10 am in the Agriculture Research, Education, and Extension Complex (new agriculture building). Registrations must be received no later than March 30, 2007 to be considered.
Poster Contest (morning session)
Speech Contest (morning session)
PowerPoint Presentation Contest (morning session)
Half Day Youth Activity (afternoon): Other youth and interested adults will be able to participate in a half-day clipping, fitting, and showing workshop conducted by Ms. Kay Garrett of the Oklahoma Meat Goat Association. Participants will have the opportunity to have hands-on practice of clipping and fitting a goat and then show it before a judge in the show ring.
Registration for the Goat Field Day is FREE but there is a $10.00 per person charge for the optional barbecued goat lunch. You can bring your own lunch and picnic on the grounds or you can pre-register for a lunch of barbecued goat.
This year we will have a goat cheese making workshop on Friday, April 27, the day before the Goat Field Day. This will be a hands-on workshop and there will be a registration fee of $25.00 and only the first 15 registrants will be admitted. You must pre-register by calling Dr. Zeng at 405-466-6103.
For information regarding the 2007 Goat Field Day, contact Dr. Terry Gipson at (405)466-6126 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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