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MSU Extension to offer class on raising sheep and goats on small acreage

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Montana State University Extension, in cooperation with Helena College, will offer a four-week course in early 2017 on the basics of raising sheep and/or goats on small acreage.  

According to MSU Extension, raising sheep and/or goats can complement many objectives of small acreage landowners: weed management, agriculture income, relationship with livestock and relationship with food and agriculture. The course will cover basic information about raising sheep and goats to aid in making an informed decision on whether they are a fit for small acreage property owners.

Presenters will include Brent Sarchet, MSU Extension agent in Lewis & Clark County; Whit Stewart, MSU assistant professor of sheep and wool production and Extension sheep specialist; Dan Lucas, MSU Extension agent in Granite County; and Brent Roeder, MSU Extension agent in Teton County.

The course fee is $69. Class will be held on Thursdays, Jan. 12 through Feb. 2, from 5:45 – 8 p.m. in the Helena College lecture hall located at 1115 North Roberts Street in Helena.

Register by Jan. 9 by calling either Christy Stergar at (406) 447-6945 or Julie Adams at (406) 447-6946, or online at www.umhelena.edu/continuinged.

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