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2008 Goat Field Day

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Our annual Goat Field Day will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the Langston University Goat Farm with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m. This year's theme will be Innovative and Traditional Goat Marketing.

Adult Activity (morning session): This year our featured speakers will be Ms. Ellie Winslow who will speak on Nine Steps to Attract More Customers, and Dr. Derrell Peel, who will speak on Understanding Traditional Livestock Markets.

    Ms. Ellie Winslow an author and motivational speaker. Ms. Winslow's company, Beyond The Sidewalk Marketing, is dedicated to helping rural entrepreneurs form strategies that can make businesses more profitable and fun. Ms. Winslow's formal education is in English and Biology. However, she has raised many types of livestock and companion animals, including almost 35 years of dairy goats. Ms. Winslow has written two books (Making Money With Goats and Marketing Farm Products). She has also edited an anthology of stories that celebrate country living (Stories From Beyond the Sidewalk). She is a native of California who has lived in most of the Western and Mid Western States. She is currently located in Ontario, Oregon.

    Dr. Derrell Peel is a Professor & Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University. He received his undergraduate and Master's degrees from Montana State University and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. In addition to extension and research responsibility, Dr. Peel also is involved in teaching at OSU. In the Fall, he teaches Introduction to Agricultural Economics, and this Spring he is teaching Scholastic Review, which is a directed study of selected agricultural economics topics. Dr. Peel has numerous publications and is a co-editor and a chapter author of the Oklahoma Beef Cattle Manual, which is published by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.

Adult Activity (afternoon session): Ms. Winslow will be offering a full-afternoon Living Beyond the Sidewalk Short Course entitled Growing Your Rural Business: Attitudes, Marketing Secrets and Methods. This short course will cover many topics of interest for the rural entrepreneur. Otherwise, in the afternoon session, participants will break into small-group workshops. There will be a total of twelve workshops; however, participants will only have time enough to attend three.

The afternoon workshops include:

  • Growing Your Rural Business: Attitudes, Marketing Secrets and Methods with Ms. Ellie Winslow (this is a full afternoon workshop).

  • Livestock Marketing with Dr. Derrell Peel.

  • Basic Goat Husbandry - hoof trimming, injection sites, farm management calendar, disbudding, etc. with Mr. Jerry Hayes.

  • Basic Herd Health - herd health program including vaccinations and other approved drugs with Dr. Lionel Dawson.

  • Goat Farm Budgeting - basics of budgeting and financial recordkeeping with Mr. Roger Sahs.

  • Nutrition for Health and Production - calculation of energy, protein and feed intake requirements with Dr. Steve Hart.

  • Introduction to Goat Barbecue - overview of how to prepare goat barbecue with Ms. Gladys Young.

  • Internal Parasite Control - sustainable internal parasite control program with Dr. Dave Sparks.

  • DHI Training - supervisor/tester training for dairy goat producers including scale certification with Ms. Eva Vasquez.

  • USDA Government Programs - overview of USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service's work with goats and its cost-sharing program with Mr. Dwight Guy.

  • Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Services - overview of ODA services for Oklahoma farmers and ranchers with Mr. Justin Whitmore, Mr. Justin Harvey, and Ms. Chris Kirby.

  • Body Condition Score as a Management Tool - overview/hands-on of conducting body condition scoring for management use in goat production with Mr. Glenn Detweiler.

  • Fitting and Showing for Youth and Adults - tips and pointers on fitting and show ring etiquette with Ms. Kay Garrett (this is a full day workshop).

Fun Tent 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 activities, pony rides, fishing, pot your own plant, and many others. 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.

Poster, Speech and PowerPoint Youth Activity: The Oklahoma Goat Producers Association will be sponsoring three contests (Poster, Speech and PowerPoint) during the Goat Field Day. There will be two age divisions for each contest. Junior division is 12 and under and senior division is 13 to 18. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each division and contest. The theme for the poster contest will be "What Goats Mean to Me". Speech and PowerPoint contestants may present their speech on any aspect of the goat industry.

    Poster Contest

      The theme for the poster contest will be "What Goats Mean to Me". Each poster will be scored on originality, neatness, clarity of message, artistic quality and visual appeal.
        • Junior Division: 12 and under
        • Senior Division: 13-18
        Awards (each Junior and Senior Division):
        • 1st Place: $25
        • 2nd Place: $20
        • 3rd Place: $15

    Speech Contest

      Contestants may present their speech on any aspect of the goat industry. Please note that contestants who are entering the speech contest will not be allowed to use any props or visual aids of any kind. Contestants will be judged on articulation, poise, appearance, presentation, eye contact, and knowledge of the subject..
        • Junior Division: 12 and under; length (3-5 minutes)
        • Senior Division: 13-18; length (5-8 minutes)
        Awards (each Junior and Senior Division):
        • 1st Place: $40
        • 2nd Place: $30
        • 3rd Place: $20

    PowerPoint Presentation Contest

      Contestants may present their PowerPoint on any aspect of the goat industry. PowerPoint contestants will need to bring their presentations on a flash drive so that it can be downloaded for their presentation. Contestants will be judged on originality, artistic quality and visual appeal.
        • Junior Division: 12 and under; length (3-5 minutes)
        • Senior Division: 13-18; length (5-8 minutes)
        Awards (each Junior and Senior Division):
        • 1st Place: $40
        • 2nd Place: $30
        • 3rd Place: $20

    Fitting and Showing Youth Activity: Youth and interested adults will be able to participate in a full-day clipping, fitting, and showing workshop conducted by Ms. Kay Garrett of the Oklahoma Meat Goat Association and a Vo-Ag teacher in Prague, OK. Participants will have the opportunity to have hands-on practice of clipping, fitting, and showing a goat.

    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 25, the day before the Goat Field Day. This will be a hands-on workshop and there is a registration fee of $30.00. Only the first 15 registrants will be admitted. You must pre-register by calling Dr. Zeng at 405-466-6103 or email him at szeng@luresext.edu.

    For information regarding the 2007 Goat Field Day, contact Dr. Terry Gipson at (405)466-6126 or at tgipson@luresext.edu

    Register online for the 2008 Goat Field Day


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