Goat farmers, milk processors, 4-H leaders, Extension agents and others interested in goats should plan to attend five goat farm field days scheduled across the state in the coming months. The specific focus of each field day will vary but most will cover aspects of goat herd health and nutrition. Field days are a great opportunity to ask questions, share information and learn how different farms operate. Each field day will include presentations by the farm owner and a veterinarian.
The first farm field day will be held from noon to 3, Saturday, May 12 at the farm of Gary and Molly Phillips in Juda, Wis. The day will focus on kid-raising and general goat herd nutrition with a special presentation by veterinarian Chris Duemler, DVM.
Other on-farm field days scheduled include:
-June 15, Gerstner Farm, Crawford County
-July 17, Serenity Springs Farm, Iowa County
-Aug. 23, LaClare Farm, Calumet County
-Oct.10, Zimmermann Farm, Dodge County
All of the field days are free to the public but advance registration is required. Please register at least one week in advance. For more information and to register, please contact Jeanne Meier or Anne Pfeiffer at (608) 224-5121 or [email protected].