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Goat Extension Program

The Animal Science - Tennessee State University Goat Extension Program serves the agricultural industry of Tennessee by providing meaningful educational programs in efficient production of animals and wholesome animal products. These programs are directed through UT-TSU Extension staff located in Tennessee's 95 counties.


Budget Considerations for Various Herd Sizes of Goat Enterprises (PB1793)

Goat Programs

Master Meat Goat Producer

Johnson County in Mountain City, Tennessee
June 10, 12 and 13, 2014
Contact: Ricky Thomason (423) 727-8161


Short Course for Goat Producers

September 20, 2014 (Saturday, 8AM to 5PM)
Lane Agri-Park Community Center  
315 John R. Rice Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN  37129    

Please bring your goat(s) already estrus synchronized.  It will be necessary for you to have a stand (AI or milking) with you along with your own AI equipment (complete AI kit or disposable equipment).  If you need semen, one dose is included in the registration fee of $50.00 or bring your own.   If you need to purchase more semen, cost is $20.00/dose.  You can come to the Livestock Barn (next to the Community Center) on Friday (19 Sept 2014) and house your goats for the evening – bring your own feed/feed tub/water bucket/hay. 

The course is being taught by Dr. An Peischel, Mr. Michael Shirley and members of the Rutherford County 4-H Goat Club.  Registration is $50.00 with the check written to: RCES and mailed to the attention of: Mr. Michael Shirley, Suite 101, 315 John R. Rice Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN  37129.  All proceeds will go to the Rutherford County 4-HGoat Club.  If you have questions please contact: or 615-963-5539

Up Coming Meetings and Conferences

Tennessee Small Farms Expo, July 17, 2014,
Tennessee State University Farm, Nashville, TN
Chris Robbins,

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