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On May 30, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System in partnership with Tennessee State University’s College of Agriculture, will host the Seventh Annual Small Ruminant Conference and Field Day.

The field day will take place at TSU’s Meat Goat Research Farm on the main campus Agricultural Research and Education Center. The event will be held in conjunction with the American Kiko Goat Association’s annual convention.

This year, the conference theme is “The Basics.” Agricultural experts will provide research-based information and hands-on demonstrations at TSU’s Agricultural Research and Education Center.

The Research and Education Center houses more than 350 Boer, Tennessee Fainting, Kiko, Spanish and Savanna breeding stock goats.     

The Small Ruminant Conference and Field Day is a yearly tradition between ACES at Alabama A&M University and TSU that is designed to educate audiences about the art of meat goat production.

A 32-passenger shuttle bus will be available to and from the Alabama A&M campus and TSU’s Agricultural Research and Education Center. Seating will be available first come first served basis.

The research and education center is located at 1717 Temple Road in Nashville, Tenn.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public. However, participants are encouraged to pre-register by May 15th by calling or e-mailing one of the following individuals: Dr. Maria Leite-Browning at mll002@aces.edu or 256-372- 4954; Dr. Richard Browning Jr. at rbrowning@tnstate.edu or 615-963-5837; Eddie Wheeler at wheelered@auburn.edu or 256-264-5539; Tommie Teacher at teachto@auburn.edu or 334-624-8710; or Prince A. Preyer  at pap0009@aces.edu  or  256-532-1578. ​