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Photo of goats in a fenced enclosure.
How to get the most out of portable goat fencing will be among the topics featured at the Sept. 20 Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Meeting in Stroud. (Photo by Todd Johnson, OSU Agricultural Communications Services)

Inexperienced producers can pick up helpful insights at Lincoln County meeting

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Media Contact: Donald Stotts | Agricultural Communications Services | 405-744-4079 | donald.stotts@okstate.edu

Registration is now open for the Oklahoma State University Extension Beginning Farmers and Ranchers meeting Sept. 20 in Stroud.

“Our focus is on information for relatively inexperienced producers, although those with more experience may find topics of interest as well,” said Cody Linker, Lincoln County Extension agricultural educator. “We wanted to have a one-stop shopping event where new producers can not only pick up management tips but gain insights about services provided through helpful organizations and agencies.”

There is no cost to attend. On-site registration will begin at 8 a.m. with sessions from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Participants are required to pre-register no later than Sept. 13. To register, contact Linker by email at cody.linker@okstate.edu or by phone at 405-258-0560.

“We wanted to limit the number of people attending to maximize interaction opportunities between participants and session leaders,” Linker said. “If somebody has a question, we want him or her to be able to ask it.”

The meeting will be outdoors, south of Deer Creek Baptist Church on the east side of State Highway 99. A lunch and refreshment breaks will be provided free of charge.

Morning sessions will feature information about the National Resources Conservation Service state office, Veterans Affairs and Farmer Veteran Coalition, Lincoln County Conservation District and Langston University programs, among others. OSU Extension will also provide insights about beekeeping for beginners.

Afternoon sessions will be led by OSU Extension educators and will focus on portable goat fencing, prescribed burning and farm infrastructure.

More information about the Sept. 20 meeting is available through the Lincoln County Extension website.

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