Mark your calendar! The Columbia Basin Goat Guild hosts a full-day workshop, May 14, at Gateway Farms in Centerville, Washington. The Goat Academy workshop promises to be one of the most comprehensive programs in the Northwest. Attendees will participate in hands-on lessons covering a variety of goat-related topics, including hoof care and trimming, tattoo, ear tags, banding, blood draws, tube feeding, FEC analysis, shearing, fiber assessment, pack goats, harness goats, milking, show fitting meat and dairy, genetics and more. The day is packed with information, and many classes will take place simultaneously.
A printable brochure with the class schedule and directions is posted on the Guild’swebsite. Registration forms also are posted.
Lunch of barbecued goat and salads is included at no additional cost.
The academy is open to young and old alike, and it provides a wonderful opportunity to practice skills under the mentorship of experienced teachers.
Cost is $25 a day if registered before April 25, or $35 at the door. Groups of four or more are $20 each, and children under 6 are free. Proceeds from Goat Academy help support various goat-related promotional activities provided by the Guild. For more information and to register, visit the website for the Columbia BasinGoat Guild; email Mary Wilson at HalfCreekFarm@gmail.com or Renee Kreinbring at Renee.Kreinbring@gmail.com; or call 509-225-0371.