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Webinar Dates

Live instruction for 2024 has concluded. You are welcome to complete this course on a self-paced schedule and join our next live session in Winter 2025.​​ All webinars are recorded and posted here in your online classroom to watch anytime. Once enrolled in this course, you will retain access to all materials indefinitely and may return to participate in future live offerings of the course as well. Please 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.

Weekly Topics

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.

Zoom Participant’s Guide.pdf
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