Friday, April 1, 2011

Wool Festival to host IPM workshop

The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival will be hosting an Integrated Parasite Management (IPM) workshop on Friday, May 6, 2011, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland.

Participants will be certified in the use of the FAMACHA© eye anemia system.  Upon completion of the course, they will receive a laminated FAMACHA© card.  The only way to get a FAMACHA© card is to attend an approved training, such as this one being hosted by the Festival.

The workshop will consist of two hours of lecture/discussion and two hours of hands-on training (FAMACHA© and fecal egg counting).  The instructor will be Susan Schoenian, University of Maryland Extension Sheep & Goat Specialist.

For registration information, visit the Festival web site at Participation will be limited.

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