Regional Goat Production and Marketing Project

2007 Annual Report for ES04-075

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2004: $84,550.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2008
Region: Southern
State: Kentucky
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Marion Simon
Kentucky State University

Regional Goat Production and Marketing Project

Summary

1. A meeting of the Regional Planning Group was to be held at Prairie View A&M University in 2007 (Phase I, ES04-075, and Phase II, ES05-081 and ES05-082); however, after numerous attempts, the meeting failed to be scheduled.
2. Plans are for the Regional Planning Group is for a meeting to be held at Kentucky State University in conjunction with a Goat Educational Summit. Educational activities for the Summit are to include: 1) a business planning workshop utilizing the “Risk-Assessed Business Planning for Small Producers curriculum and the Langston University Web-Based Training and Certification Program for Meat Goat Producers, 2) a forage workshop, and 3) goat production information.
3. Kentucky State University hosted its 10th Anniversary of the “Third Thursday Thing” and Small Farm Field Day in September, 2007. There were 850 participants.
4. The Kentucky State University “Third Thursday” Goat Days on March 2007 and October 2007 had 300 participants.
5. The Tennessee State University “Third Tuesday” Goat Workshop had 125 participants.

Impacts and Contributions/Outcomes

1. The Regional Goat Project Planning Group and Collaborators reported some progress in professionals accepting goats as farm enterprises, yet see the need for continued agent, veterinarian, and USDA and state agency training.
2. Collaborators multi-state, multi-institution, and multi-disciplinary Extension education and research initiatives have expanded.

Collaborators:

Terry Hutchens

thutchen@uky.edu
Extension Goat Associate
U of Kentucky/Kentucky State University
608 W.P. Garrigus Bldg.
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40456-0215
Office Phone: 8592572465
Will Getz

Professor, Animal Sciences
Fort Valley State University
P.O. Box 4061
Fort Valley, GA 31030-4313
Office Phone: 4788256269
Fitzroy Bullock

Extension Specialist
Tennessee State U/U of Tennessee
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37209-1561
Office Phone: 6159635491
An Peischel

Extension Goat Specialist
Tennessee State University
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37209-1561
Office Phone: 6159635491
Ray Mobley

ray.mobley@famu.edu
Coordinator, Extension/Research Animal Science
Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, FL 32307-4100
Office Phone: 8505993546
Paul Sizemore

psizemor@uky.edu
County Extension Agent ANR
University of Kentucky
P.O. Box 186
Booneville, KY 41314
Otto “Hank” Schweickart

kysufarm@mis.net
Research Farm Technician
Kentucky State University
400 East Main
Frankfort, KY 40324
Office Phone: 5025977869
Kenneth Andries

kandries@gwmail.kysu.edu
Livestock Extension-Research Specialist
Kentucky State University
400 East Main
Frankfort, KY 40601
Office Phone: 5025975905
Website: www.kysu.edu/landgrant
Terry Gipson

Extension Specialist/Interim Goat Ext. Leader
Langston University
P.O. Box 1730
Langston, OK 73050
Office Phone: 4054663836
Nelson Daniels

n-daniels@tamu.edu
Small Farm Specialist/Extension ANR Coordinator
Prairie View A&M University
P.O. Box 3059
Prairie View, TX 77446-3059
Office Phone: 9368572518
Louie Rivers, Jr.

lrivers@gwmail.kysu.edu
Project Manager
Kentucky State University
400 East Main
Frankfort, KY 40601
Office Phone: 5025976327
Website: www.kysu.edu/landgrant