Penn State Cooperative Extension will be offering three Extension Home Study Courses this winter, beginning on February 2. The purpose of the courses is to teach producers about production principles for beef, sheep, or meat goats that will help their operations become more profitable.
All three courses are offered through the postal service. The sheep and meat goat courses are also available via e-mail/internet. Each course has six lessons that are to be completed weekly. Lesson topics include basic production information: nutrition, health, reproduction, marketing, and financial issues.
For more information, contact the Penn State Extension office in Bedford County at (814) 623-4800 or Fulton County at (717) 485-4111. The cost is $40 if the course is taken over e-mail/internet; $75 if the course is taken through the postal service. The deadline for registration is January 29.
Over 1400 producers from across the country have taken one or more of the three courses.
Sheep Home Study Course
Meat Goat Home Study Course