2016 Producers’ Seminar

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale Arizona.

These Seminars are offered to all small ruminant producers free-of-charge as a service from the American Goat Federation and our Seminar Sponsors.
Tom Boyer, past President and current AFG Director

Welcome and Introductions of Speakers and Attendees

Glen Fisher, former AGF Director and American Sheep Industry Association President

The Future of AGF and Service to the Goat Industry

Mr. Tom Boyer, past President and current AFG Director gave the opening Welcome and Introductions of Speakers and Attendees.

Dr. G.W. Kennedy, from Pipestone Veterinary Services spoke about the New Regulations on Antibiotic Use in Livestock and Their Effect on Goat Production

9:15 – 9:45 AM Current Availability of EPD/EVD Programs for Small Ruminants
~~~ Dr. Frank Pinkerton – aka the Goat Man and
~~~ Dr. Ken Andries, AGF Director and Assistant Professor and Animal Sciences Specialist Kentucky State University

9:45 – 10:00 AM Break

10:00 – 10:30 AM Canadian Regulations and Their Effect Marketing Breeding Stock to Canada
~~~ Mrs. Corlena Patterson is National Scrapie Coordinator at Scrapie Canada and Executive Director of the Canadian Sheep Federation

~~~Canadian Meat Goat Association representative.

10:30 – 12:00 PM Panel Discussion on Marketing Opportunities
~~~ Dr. Frank Pinkerton, aka the Goat Man and well known speaker on meat goat nutrition, marketing, and management

~~~ Mrs. Linda Campbell, AGF Director, ADGA Director, and recipient of the International Trade Award from the Virginia Agribusiness Council.

~~~ Mr. David Martin, AGF Director and President of Gotcha Goat, a Domestic Goat Meat Marketing Company

~~~ Mr. Tom Boyer, an AGF Director and owner of TVB Management Company, a management, consulting and appraisal firm serving agriculture worldwide.

12:00 – 1:00 PM Break for Lunch

1:00 – 1:20 PM AGF Scrapie Eradication Program and Q-Fever Seminars for 2016
~~~ Mrs. Anita Dahnke, Executive Director at AGF

1:20 – 2:15 PM New Scrapie Eradication Program Regulations
~~~ Dr. Diane Sutton, senior staff veterinarian with USDA/APHIS Veterinary Services, and National Scrapie Program Coordinator

2:15 – 3:00 PM Meeting Requirements for Successful Grants
~~~ Mr. David Martin, AGF Director and President of the Widget and Development and Trading Co, Gotcha Goat llc, and Homestyle Foods llc

3:00 – 3:15 PM Break

3:15 –4:00 PM The Future of AGF and Service to the Goat Industry
~~~ Mr. Glen Fisher, former AGF Director and American Sheep Industry Association President

4:00 – 4:50 PM Grant Writing Practice Session
~~~ David and Frances Martin, Co-founders of the Widget Development and Trading Co

5:00 – 5:50 PM Repeat Grant Writing Practice Session

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