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University of Illinois Extension serving Jo Daviess, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties

Stephenson County
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-4125
FAX: 815-232-9006
Email: uie-jsw@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Jo Daviess County
204 Vine, PO Box 600
Elizabeth, IL 61028
Phone: 815-858-2273
FAX: 815-858-2274

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650 North Main St
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 779-423-0982

Winnebago County
1040 North Second Street
Rockford, IL 61107
Phone: 815-986-4357
FAX: 815-986-4329

News Release

Sheep & Goat Clinic: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

University of Illinois Commercial Agriculture Educator Teresa Steckler will present “Sheep and Goats: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly” on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at the Elizabeth Community Building, HWY 20 W. Elizabeth, IL. The cost to attend this program will be $5. To register or for more information on this program please visit us online at web.extension.illinois.edu/jsw or call us at 815-858-2273.

Do you have pasture land sitting empty or full of brush and weeds and are looking for a way to best utilize this land or help control those pesky weeds that your cattle won’t eat? Have you been thinking about the possibility of co-grazing and using sheep or goats to help control those weeds? Or, do you simply want to learn more about sheep and goats and how to best care for them? If so, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to learn more. Dr. Teresa Steckler will cover topics ranging from how to identify a healthy animal when looking to purchase to why sheep and goats are good for co-grazing to help clean up weed and brush in pastures.

This clinic is open to all ages. Whether you are a young 4-H member or a long time farmer, everyone is sure to learn something new!

Source: Teresa Steckler, Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture, tsteckle@illinois.edu

Local Contact: Alex Burbach, Program Coordinator - Jo Daviess County, aburbach@illinois.edu