Media Contact: Wesley Doyle                                                          wesley.doyle@usda.gov; (770) 358-0787 ex.3

Lamar County Soil & Water Conservation District Presents: Beef Cattle 101 Educational Series

The comprehensive educational series, designed for beginning and novice farmers, is the first of its kind in the state of Georgia

Barnesville, GA (August 7, 2019)—The Lamar County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), in partnership with the Lamar/Upson Counties’ UGA Extension Service and the USDA—Natural Resources Conservation Service, has announced an innovative, comprehensive new cattle program series titled Beef Cattle 101.

This series will host workshops at various locations throughout the geographic area on the third Thursday of each calendar month from August 2019 – June 2020 (excluding December 2019) in the afternoons from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Registration costs for the series, which include program materials and a catered meal, are as follows:

  • $15 per participant for a single, pre-registered workshop session
  • $25 per participant for a single workshop session registration at door, granted space is available
  • $60 per participant for an all-inclusive monthly workshop series registration (August 2019 – June 2020)

The ongoing workshop series, which is targeted toward beginning and novice farmers in the Central Georgia area, features topics of interest that range from financial and business operations to pasture establishment and management for beginning farmers. Other topics addressing business, natural resource and cattle selection concerns will be presented throughout the series. Several workshops will also offer pesticide license credits.

The first workshop of the series, held on August 15, 2019, at the Barnesville-Lamar County Library from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m., will present topics related to financing options, agricultural agencies’ assistance options and budgeting for beginning and novice farmers. Pre-registration deadlines for this workshop session end August 13, 2019.

For more information or to register for/sponsor this exciting new cattle education series, please contact Lamar County Conservation District Program Assistant Wesley Doyle at wesley.doyle@usda.gov or (770) 358-0787 ex. 3.

The mission of the Lamar County Soil & Water Conservation District is to promote the wise use of our soil, water and related natural resources through education, public information, leadership, technical assistance and development of innovative programs. 

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