Ag Week animal programs for 4-H families

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2022 Ag Week Beef Program

Tuesday January 11th-6:30- 8:30 pm

Featured speaker Dr. Tara L. Felix, PAS, PhD Extension Beef Specialist, Associate Professor Animal Science, Penn State University

Dr. Tara Felix is an Associate Professor in the Animal Science Department at Pennsylvania State University. She interacts with the Livestock Extension Team around the state to provide programs and courses designed to benefit Pennsylvania cattle producers. In addition, she has an applied research program on campus, designed and focused on improving profitability of beef producers in PA. Her areas of expertise include: beef cattle nutrition, metabolism, management,  and feedlot nutrition and management.

6:30 pm- Welcome – Susan Garey, Extension Agent, Animal Science, University of Delaware

6:35- 7:20 pm- What We Think We “Know” About Beef x Dairy – Dr. Tara Felix, PAS, PhD

7:20-7:30 pm- Break

7:30-7:40 pm- Delaware Beef Advisory Board Updates

7:40- 8:25 pm –Best Practices for Making Beef From the Dairy Herd– Dr. Tara Felix, PAS, PhD

8:25 pm- Questions and Wrap Up

2022 Delaware Ag Week – Swine Session

January 12, 2022

6:00 – 8:30 pm

6:00 – 6:15 PM Introductions and Welcome– John Tigner- President, Delaware Pork Producers Association and Susan Truehart Garey- Extension Agent Animal Science

6:15 – 6:30 PM African Swine Fever- Dr. Heather Hirst, DVM- State Veterinarian, Delaware Department of Agriculture

6:30 – 6:45 PM Federal Premises Identification Number (PIN) and Animal ID – How Your Farm Can Benefit      Amanda Fabi-Animal Health Inspector, Delaware Department of Agriculture

6:45 – 7:00 PM BREAK 

7:00 – 7:30 PM Secure Pork Supply/AgView– John Heins, Producer and State Engagement Manager, National Pork Board

7:30 – 8:00 PM Current Porcine Reproduction and Respiratory Syndrome(PRRS) 1,4,4 Outbreak– What Producers Need to Know- Dr. Lisa Becton, DVM, MS, DACVPM, Director of Swine Health, National Pork Board

8:00 – 8:30 PM Questions and Answers and Wrap Up

Small Ruminant (Sheep and Goat) Program

Thursday January 13th-6:00- 8:30 pm


6:00- 6:05- Welcome – Susan Truehart Garey, Extension Agent Animal Science, University of Delaware

6:05 -6:35 pm- Delaware Small Ruminant Parasite Research Updates- Dr. Kwame Matthews, Small Ruminant Specialist, Delaware State University

6:35 7:05 pm- Building a Sustainable Meat Goat Industry Through Collaboration – Dr. Terry Gipson, Goat Extension Leader, Langston University

7:05-7:15 pm- Break

7:15- 8:00 pm – Understanding the Impacts of Toxoplasmosis on Small Ruminants– Dr. Kwame Matthews, Small Ruminant Extension Specialist, Delaware State University

8:00-8:20 pm– Lambing and Kidding Simulation Model – Dan Severson, New Castle County Agricultural Agent, University of Delaware

8:30 pm- Questions and Wrap Up


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