St. Helena Parish community members completed The Master Small Ruminant Producer Certification Program. The Southern University Ag Center concluded the program with a Graduation Ceremony held in honor of the completing participants. The program is a comprehensive course for beginning and advanced goat and sheep producers. It provides educational training opportunities in small ruminant production and management to assist in building a viable and sustainable goat and sheep industry in the state of Louisiana. There is no cost to attend the training program.
Courses included; Selecting and Evaluating Breeding Stock, Reproductive Management of Small Ruminants, Small Ruminant Nutrition, Housing and Facilities, Animal Health and Diseases, and More. Training was provided by Dr. Sebhatu Gebrelul, Dr. Renita Marshall, Eugene Runnels, Calvin Adams, and Dr. James Henson.
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