Prairie View A&M International Goat Research Center Celebrates 30 Years
PRAIRIE VIEW, TX – Prairie View A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Human Sciences is celebrating two major events on May 5, 2012undefinedthe 30th year existence of the International Goat Research Center and the 28th Annual Goat Field Day. These events will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m. in the Carden-Waller Cooperative Extension building on campus followed by workshops and exhibits held at the renowned PVAMU International Goat Research Center (IGRC). Moving on to the Next 30 Years is the focus of the 2012 program.
“For the past 30 years the International Goat Research Center has engaged goat producers in Texas and provided them with information, practical workshops and a chance to interact with our staff to help determine directions for our College of Agriculture and Human Sciences research and extension programs,” said Dr. Gary Newton, director of the IGRC. “We plan to carry on this tradition.”
Topics for the 2012 Goat Field Day include: Current Status of the Meat and Dairy Goat Industry, Diseases of Pregnant Goats, Internal Parasites in Goats, Protecting your Goats with Guardian Dogs, and many more. Experts from agriculture centers and universities throughout Texas and Louisiana will be in attendance, sharing a wealth of knowledge.
Special activities are also planned for young people eight years old and under.
The program’s opening session starts at 8:30 a.m. in the Cooperative Extension building. Registration fee for adults and youth, ages nine years and older, is $10. Registration fee for youth eight years and under is free. Fees cover the costs of lunch and program materials.
Registration materials should be sent to IGRC Field Day, P.O. Box 519, Mailstop #2008, Prairie View, Texas, 77446. Interested persons can register at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7djgqxg1olcy7bj/PVGoatDay2012.pdf.
For more information contact Scott Horner, research specialist, Cooperative Extension Program, (936) 261-5087, email, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.facebook.com/pvcooperativeextension.