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One of the world’s largest sheep, goat educational events set for Aug. 16-17

published: January 17th 2019
by: Blair Fannin
source: Texas AgriLife Today

SAN ANGELO – The fifth Texas Sheep and Goat Expo conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is set for Aug.16-17 in San Angelo’s 1st Community Federal Credit Union Spur Arena on the San Angelo Fairgrounds.

The statewide event, billed as one of the largest sheep and goat industry educational programs  in the world, focuses on many different segments of the industry as well as the issues challenging producers in Texas and across the U.S., according to organizers.

“The expo is unique in that it offers hands-on activities and speaker interaction for participants,” said Robert Pritz, event coordinator and AgriLife Extension regional program leader in San Angelo. “The format will remain the same as years past with both general and concurrent sessions over the two-day period covering issues for new and experienced sheep and goat raisers. We are fortunate to have a very active planning committee who consider it a standing priority to procure top speakers and to keep the topics new or approached from a different perspective than done previously.”

Pritz said the 2018 expo evaluations indicated 91 percent of the sheep and goat producers attending plan to adopt at least one practice or technology offered during the event.

“Also, 80 percent said they anticipate an economic benefit from information gathered from the expo,” he said.

Pritz said specific topics and information on registration for the Expo will be forthcoming.

For information on any aspect of the Texas Sheep and Goat Expo, contact Pritz at 325-653-4576.


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