Summer Field School Session 1 on Small Ruminants (goats and sheep). This session will begin with a recorded tour of Clover Creek Farm in Jonesborough and interview with farmer Chris Wilson. Clover Creek Farm specializes in Animal Welfare Approved lamb production. Following the recording, there will be a live Q&A with the farmer.
The session will finish with a presentation on How to Get Started with Small Ruminants with UT Small Ruminant Specialist, Jessy Shanks. Jessy will discuss the basics of raising sheep and goats and provide information on resources and support services for beginning farmers. Anthony Shelton, UT Washington County Extension Agent, will present on the TN Agriculture Enhancement Program cost-share available for small ruminants.