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Shepherd's Symposium

Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Sheep Producers Association will be hosting the Virginia Shepherds’ Symposium Friday, January 10th through Saturday, January 11th, 2020 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.

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.

  • 2020 Shepherd's Symposium brochure
  • Online Youth Registration 
    • No Credit Cards Accepted
    • Registration fees must be mailed separately!
      • Make checks payable to: VA Sheep Producers Association
      • and mail to:     VSPA
                                    362 Litton Reaves Hall (MC 0306)
                                    Blacksburg, VA 24061-0306

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