Friday, December 28, 2012

2013 Winter Webinar Series

The University of Maryland Small Ruminant Extension Program will hold a Winter Webinar Series on consecutive Tuesday nights in January and February 2013. The title of this year's winter webinar series is "Breeding Better Sheep & Goats."  The series will focus on how to make genetic improvement in sheep flocks and goat herds, regardless of production emphasis.
  1. January 22 - Genetics 101
  2. January 29 - Breeding systems
  3. February 5 - Selection
  4. February 12 - Performance Evaluation
  5. February 19 - Advanced Genetic Improvement
All webinars will start at 7 p.m. EST and last for approximately 1 hour. Pre-registration is not necessary. The webinars are open to the first 100 people who enter (as a guest) at After providing a log on name, please indicate where you are from, e.g. John Doe (Harford County)

Anyone with a connection to the internet can participate in one or more of the webinars.  High speed access is recommended. Interaction is via a chat box. The primary instructor for the webinars will be Susan Schoenian, Extension Sheep & Goat Specialist. All of the webinars will be recorded and available for future viewing. The PowerPoint presentations that accompany each webinar may also be downloaded.

Anyone who participates in the webinars is asked to subscribe to the webinar listserv. The listserv will be used to communicate with webinar participants, as well as provide information about upcoming webinars (related to sheep and goat production).

If you have participated in previous University of Maryland Small Ruminant webinars, you may already be on the listserv. To subscribe to the webinar listserv, send an e-mail to In the body of the message, write subscribe sheepgoatwebinars.

For more information, contact Susan Schoenian at (301) 432-2767 x343 or

Url for webinars:
Recordings of past webinars:

Download program flyer

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