Presented in partnership with Dickinson College Farm
Parasite control and management can be a major challenge for small ruminant producers. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies that couple nutrition, pasture and grazing management with selection for parasite resilient genetics are most successful. Join PASA and Dickinson College Farm to learn how to assess your sheep and goats for parasite resilience, discuss possible treatment and explore management options.
This day will be a combination of classroom time, more casual discussion and hands-on work with stock and fecal samples. Participants will:
About the Host & Prensenters.
Presenter Susan Beal, DVM is PASA's Agricultural Science Advisor. Dr. Beal brings over 25 years of experience in holistic veterinary parctice, ranging from mixed practice through emergency medicine, equine and companion animal practices. Before joining the team at PASA, Dr. Beal worked for Big Run Healing Arts, a veterinary practice dedicated to providing holistic care for animals and the environment. Dickinson College Farm is a 50-acre certified organic educational working farm that maintains six to eight acres in food production and provides produce to the college's dining hall, a local food bank and a CSA program. The farm raises vegetables, herbs, flowers, and pastured sheep, beef, broilers and layers.
The goal of PASA’s Farm-Based Education (FBE) programming is to empower farmers to implement farming practices that improve farm profitability and reduce the farm’s adverse environmental impacts while producing safe and healthy food for the community. FBE events strive to offer delicious, local meals and provide ample farmer-to-farmer networking opportunities.
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