Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Regional NSIP Workshop

There will be a regional NSIP Workshop on Thursday, September 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Maryland's Western Maryland Research & Education Center in Keedysville, MD.

NSIP is the acronym for the National Sheep Improvement Program. NSIP calculates EPD's (expected progeny differences) for different breeds of sheep and goats. The workshop is for sheep and goat breeders of all skill levels.

Workshop speakers will include Dr. Dave Notter, Virginia Tech and NSIP Genetic Evaluation Center; Dr. Charles Parker, Professor Emeritus Chair, Ohio State University & Director of the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station; Dr. Steve Kappes, Deputy Administrator of Animal Production and Protection, USDA-ARS; and Dr. James Morgan, National Sheep Improvement Program.

NSIP Workshop flyerFor more information, contact James Morgan at (479) 444-6075 or jlmm@earthlink.net. Early registration (by September 7) is $25 (lunch is included).