Webinar Schedule and Participant Guide
In 2024, this course will be offered live for 6-weeks on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 PM (Eastern) from January 17 – February 21. While we encourage live attendance, so you have the opportunity to engage with presenters and ask questions, all webinars are recorded and posted in the online classroom to watch anytime. You will also retain access to all materials indefinitely and can return to participate in the live webinars in future offerings of the course if you wish. Join us!
To access the webinars during our next live session, you will simply need to click on the webinar join link that is posted in the Weekly Resources section of this course. This link only works on the appointed day and time for the webinar, so while you can try clicking it sooner, it won't open the webinar meeting for you.
You may also join our webinars from a mobile device by installing the official Zoom app from your preferred app store. Then, when it's time for a webinar, simply open your Zoom app and enter the 9-digit meeting ID that will be posted along with the webinar link.
Week 1: Getting Started with Goats
Topics covered: Like all of these presentations, this is a discussion, not a lecture, so participation is highly encouraged. In this first installment, I will go over the basics of raising goats and what you will need to get started and to be successful with these unique animals.
Week 2: Basic Care Part 1
Topics covered: Housing, Fencing, Feeding, Preventative Care
Week 3: Basic Care Part 2
Topics covered: Nutrition Deeper Dive, Common Ailments, Veterinary Client Patient Relationship (VCPR)
Week 4: Fiber & Meat Goats
Topics covered: Why raise fiber goats, Fiber Goat care and feeding, breeds/types of fiber goats. Why raise meat goats, meat goat care and feeding, types of meat goats, common retail cuts
Week 5: Dairy Goats
Topics covered: Why raise dairy goats, dairy goat care & feeding, breeds of dairy goats. Dairy goat products including milk, cheese, soap. Breeding/kidding.
Week 6: Putting it All Together
Topics covered: Guest speaker, final questions & thoughts
Webinar Participants' Guide
The attached PDF explains a basic overview of how our class meetings will work via Zoom. We will allow a few extra minutes in the first week to ensure that everyone can get connected and get their settings arranged correctly. Please don't hesitate to speak up if you are having difficulties and we will help you troubleshoot.