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Basic Concepts for New and Beginning Sheep and Goat Producers

PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (July 26, 2012) -- Dr. Enrique Nelson Escobar offers a roundtable for new and beginning sheep and goat producers on Saturday, August 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center for Food Science and Technology on the UMES campus.   

The basic concepts roundtable presents a unique opportunity for sheep and goat producers who are just beginning to or who are thinking about raising small ruminants for production.  One hundred and one questions will be answered! 

The morning session will be held classroom style and will offer each participant the chance to interact one-on-one with the specialist(s) as well as with other producers.  The afternoon session will include a question and answer period with a panel of sheep and goat producers as well as hands-on activities on the UMES Small Ruminant Farm.

For more information about the basic concepts roundtable or to register online, visit or call 410-651-6206.  Pre-registration is required for the event, which is sponsored by the UMES University of Maryland Extension office.  Individual registration fees, at $12 per person, include lunch and one set of materials.  Families may register at $15 per family. 

This event was previously scheduled for May 19, but was postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.    


Suzanne Waters Street, agriculture communications specialist, UMES – University of Maryland Extension, 410-651-6084,


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