Eweprofit I, II, and III Schools are conducted annually in June, October and April, respectively. Although these schools are designed primarily for new and prospective sheep producers, veteran shepherds are welcome so they can hone their shepherding skills.
Participation in all three schools will allow students to come away with a total knowledge of flock management for each period during a calendar year (flushing/breeding, early and late gestation, parturition, lactation and maintenance).
Complete management programs for January/February, April and September/October lambing will be provided. While the focus is sheep, goats are very similar and this is still a good primer for those raising goats.
Eweprofit II School is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 8 at the University of Kentucky Sheep Unit located at the C. Oran Little Research Center, 1171 Midway Road, Versailles. Instruction (lecture, demonstration and “hands-on”) will be given from 10 a.m. until noon.
Lunch is from noon until 1 p.m. and is the responsibility of each participant. Instruction will resume at 1 and will be completed by 3.
First-time attendees can begin at any of the three (Eweprofit I, II, or III). There is no fee, but you are required to contact Dr. Don Ely via telephone at 859-257-2717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your intention to attend. For more information about the UK sheep activities, check out http://afs.ca.uky.edu/.
Capital Area Solar Tour II
Last week I mentioned that the Solar Tour has been going on for several years and this year organizers are including the most basic of solar power — farms. FrankfortCAN and the Friends of the Farmers Market are partnering to put on the tour, and they are taking registrations now for the second part set for Saturday including Earth Tools, Ayres Family Orchard and Cedar Ring Greens.
This is a guided bus tour from 1-6 p.m. and will leave from River View Park. To register, contact Amy at 502-219-1856 or email@example.com. The cost is $10 with children 12 and under touring free. There is a $5 discount for Friends of the Market.