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U of M Extension to Host Goat/Sheep Webinar: Connecting Producer to Consumer


By Adam Austing and Brenda Miller - UMN Extension

BUFFALO, Minn. (09/14/20) –  The University of Minnesota Extension is excited to host a webinar on Wednesday September 30th starting at 6:30pm CDT focusing on the different factors and steps to connect goat and sheep producers with consumers.

Discussion will center around the different types of processing and direct marketing, animal ID & record keeping, factors affecting the marketing of sheep/goats, cuts of meat, profit calculators, outlets for direct marketing, and how to tell your story. Farmers, 4-Hers, ag business professionals who work with farmers, and those interested in goats or sheep are invited to attend.

Dr. Travis Hoffman-Extension Sheep Specialist-U of M/NDSU Extension, Rashed Ferdous-Local Meat Specialist, and a representative from the MN Dept of Ag, Dairy and Meat Inspection Division will be the featured speakers. Additional topics include: direct marketing & regulations regarding meat processing-what you can/can’t do, managing costs & customer expectations, and growing specialty meat marketing opportunites in Minnesota.

Pre-registration is required. Please register at by 12:00 pm (noon) on Wednesday September 30th. The Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration closes. If you are unable to attend the live session, you will receive the recording via email. Any questions please contact: Brenda Miller at or Colleen Carlson at

Any questions regarding livestock production or any other agricultural topics can be directed to your local Extension educator. Residents in Wright County can contact Adam Austing at 320-249-5929 or