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Sheep and Goat WebEx Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Roger A. High, Executive Director (614) 246-8299 or

Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and Ohio State University Extension Announce Sheep and Goat WebEx Series

In a coordinated effort, the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association and Ohio State University Extension are pleased to sponsor and announce the 2012 Sheep and Goat WebEx Series.  The Sheep and Goat WebEx Series will replace the “District” Sheep and Goat Program series which was started in 2001.  The 2012 Sheep and Goat WebEx Series will concentrate on Sheep and Goat Health Programs and we will be offering a wide variety of health related topics and speakers in several extension offices across the state of Ohio.  In 2012, we are offering fourteen (14) Sheep and Goat WebEx sites, one (1) live site and thirteen (13) remote sites which sheep and goat farmers can attend to get updated on sheep and goat health programs. The Sheep and Goat WebEx series will assist sheep and goat farmers become better managers of their operations and provide advice that those interested in entering a growing industry need to succeed.  The four (4) session sheep and goat WebEx series can be viewed 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (EST) on February 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2012 at various Ohio State University Extension program sites.   Check with your county extension office to find the location nearest you. “There are a lot of beginner and experienced sheep and goat producers in Ohio, and this WebEx Series will give them information on health related subjects to assist them in being successful with their sheep and goat operations” states Roger A. High, OSU Sheep Extension Program Specialist and coordinator of the WebEx program series.  The WebEx series was developed in response to getting more information to sheep and goat farmers as well as reducing the expenses related to programming due to travel and other cost recovery expenses.  “We can conduct these WebEx programs at a much lower cost than sending multiple speakers running across the state of Ohio to speak to our sheep and goat farmers” states High. The first session, to be held Monday February 6, 2012 will cover “Lambing and Kidding Management and Newborn Health Issues” presented by Dr. Bill Shulaw, OSU Preventive Veterinary Medicine.  The second session, to be held Monday February 13, 2012 will cover “Internal Parasites”, presented by Rory Lewandowski and Jeff McCutcheon, both OSU Extension Educators with a wide variety of experiences in managing internal parasites in sheep and goats.  The third session, to be held Monday February 20, 2012 will cover “Udder Health and Mastitis”, and will be presented by Dr. Leo Timms, Professor, Iowa State University, who specializes in the ruminant mammary health.  The fourth session, to be held Monday February 27, 2012, will cover “Recognizing, Treating, and Preventing Major Diseases of Sheep and Goats”, presented by Dr. Eric Gordon, OSU Veterinary Medicine, Marysville. With each of the programs sites we have included contact information for the key OSU Extension Personnel or contacts responsible for the WebEx educational program.  Please contact that OSU Extension Personnel or the contact in your area with any questions or concerns regarding the program that you are interested in attending, especially in the case of inclement weather.   Cancellation due to inclement weather may also be announced on local radio stations. Live WebEx Location:
  • Knox County, Troy Cooper, Knox County Extension, Coordinator, (740) 397-0401

Site Location: Knox County Career Center, Mt.Vernon

Remote WebEx Locations:
  • Athens County, Athens County Extension, Coordinator, (740) 593-8555

Site Location: USDA Building, The Plains.

  • Auglaize County, John Smith, Auglaize County Extension, Coordinator, (419) 739-6850

Site Location: Auglaize County Extension Office, Wapakoneta

  • Clinton County, Tony Nye, Clinton County Extension, (937) 382-0901

Site Location: Clinton County Extension Office, Wilmington

  • Coshocton County, Tammy Rogers, Coshocton County Extension, (740) 622-2265

Site Location: Coshocton County Extension Office, Coshocton

  •  Coshocton County, Don Brown, Coordinator, (330) 897-4320

Site Location: New Bedford TMK Feed Store, Fresno (corner of SR 643 and SR 651) Attendees must bring their own chairs

  • Hancock County, Ed Lentz, Hancock County Extension, Coordinator, (419) 422-3851

Site Location: Hancock County Extension Office, Findlay

  • Hardin County, Gene McCluer, Hardin County Extension, Coordinator, (419) 674-2297

Site Location: Ada Community Health professional Building, Ada

  • Holmes County, Kate Shumaker, Holmes County Extension, Coordinator, (330) 674-3015

Site Location: Holmes County Extension Office, Millersburg

  • Huron County, Mike Gastier, Huron County Extension, Coordinator, (419) 668-8219

Site Location: Huron County Administration Building, Norwalk

  • Muskingum County, Mark Mechling, Muskingum County Extension, Coordinator, (740) 454-0144

Site Location: Muskingum County Extension Office, Zanesville

  • Union County, Jon Rausch, Union County Extension, Coordinator, (937) 644-8117

Site Location: Union County Extension Office, Marysville PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED to attend the Union County Remote Site

  • Wayne County, Rory Lewandowski, Wayne County Extension, Coordinator, (330) 264-8722

Site Location: OARDC, Room 130 Research Services, Wooster

  • Williams County, Flo Chirra, Williams County Extension, Coordinator, (419) 636-5608

Site Location: Williams County Extension Office, Bryan

For detailed information about these Sheep and Goat WebEx Programs please refer website  or the OSU Sheep Team website at or the OSU Animal Sciences website at