Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Sheep Producers Association will be hosting the Virginia Shepherds’ Symposium Friday, January 4th through Saturday, January 5th, 2019 at the Alphin Stuart Livestock Arena  in Blacksbursg VA. This program is open to all sheep producers from the region and provides an educational opportunity for producers, educators and other professionals in sheep and related agribusiness industries.  The adult program will feature excellent speakers on a variety of topics, and commercial exhibitors will also be present.

This year, we will feature a Young Shepherds’ Symposium & Youth for Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) Certification training that will run concurrently with the adult sessions. These youth activities will be hands-on and interactive. All youth of all experience levels are welcome to attend. Topics will include sessions on Selection/Genetics, Nutrition, and Reproduction.

Shepherd's Symposium proceedings have been posted below for reference.