Join us October 27th & 28th!

The fun starts Friday the 27th with FAMACHA© training & parasite management in the morning at the DeShon farm just Northeast of Columbia & Farm Tours in the afternoon.

Cost to attend the FAMACHA© training is $20/person (register by Oct. 1).

Farm Tours are FREE for all who wish to attend!

Day 1

8:30 - Registration

9:00 - FAMACHA Training

12:00 - Lunch

12:30 - FAMACHA Training

2:00 - Farm Tours (DeShon Farm -> Phillips Farm -> Tunink Farm)

The second day of the conference will be held at the Animal Science Research Center (same location as the first conference). Day 2 will be filled with presentations covering Forages, Multi-Species Grazing Management, Management Tools for Flock Improvement, Fine-Tuning Breeding Animal Selection for Your Farm, Rental Agreement/Lease Options, & more!

This year’s headliner will be Susan Schoenian, Sheep & Goat Specialist at the Western Maryland Research & Education Center. You may have heard of Susan through the Maryland Small Ruminant Page (,, Sheep201, the Shepherd's Notebook blog, or perhaps you've been to one of her presentations in the past. We are very happy to have Susan present at our second conference!

Other speakers this year will include Dr. Charlotte Clifford-Rathert, Mark Kennedy, Wesley Tucker, representatives of several industry and government organizations, and several Missouri producers who will participate in our Producer Panel (which is your opportunity to ask questions and get feedback from experienced producers).

Cost for Day 2 is $20/individual, $15/additional attendee 13+, $10/additional attendee 12 and under.

Register by Oct. 13, limited to first 250 registrants.

Day 2

8:30 - Registration

9:00   - Presentations Begin

12:00 - Lunch

1:00   - Presentations Continue

4:30  - Producer Panel

5:15   - Closing/Door Prizes


Day 1 - FAMACHA & Farm Tours

Friday, October 27th


Day 2 - Presentations

Saturday, October 28th


$10/Each Child 12 Years and Under

$15/Each Additional Person 13+

For more intormation you may call us at 1-573-875-5540 ext. 3, email us at, or visit our Contact Us page. 

You can request a Registration Form be sent directly to your email address by filling out the form below.  Feel free to share the form with anyone you think may be interested!

Please note that your registration is not final until all fees have been paid.