Sat, Apr 26, 2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Introduction to Small Ruminant Husbandry

An opportunity for on-farm, hands-on experience with goats & sheep

Who should attend?

Anyone considering adding goats or sheep to their sustainable food production system or those who want to manage their small ruminants more holistically.


1-5 p.m. Sat., April 26, 2014, Paradox Farm, 11643 State Highway 78, Ashby, Minn. (ten miles south of Battle Lake; seven miles north of Ashby)

Course description

This course provides students opportunity for hands-on work with sheep and goats. In a working-farm setting, students can learn how small ruminants can fit into a natural systems farm. Course topics include: holistic management, ruminant nutrition, animal handling, fencing, grazing strategies, holistic veterinary care, shelters, weight and age estimation. Wear clothing appropriate for working with animals: closed-toe shoes, gloves, long pants.


Paradox Farm owners Sue Wika (pictured) and Tom Prieve will share their perspectives on how small ruminants can fit in holistically managed food production systems. Small ruminants have been an integral element of Paradox Farm for ten years. In addition to enjoying and appreciating small ruminants, Wika and Prieve are experienced sustainable farming educators and lead SFA's Sustainable Food Production Program. 

Event Location

Paradox Farm
11643 State Highway 78
Ashby, MN 56309

Register for this event
This event is at capacity. You will be added to the waitlist.