Date

Apr 17 2024

Time

9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Register

Animal Care and Conservation Practices

From The Piney Woods School Workshop Series

Learn how to inspect, protect, and produce healthy livestock within a conservation environment.

Featuring Special Guest:

Dr. Rachel Cezar-Martinez and her USDA APHIS Veterinary Services Mississippi Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics will include:

  • introduction: best biosecurity practices for managing your livestock
  • how to spot signs of illness and take action
  • strategies for protecting the herd as a whole
  • tagging and tracking your animals
  • services the USDA APHIS Veterinary Services can provide to you!
  • managing soil and water quality with livestock
  • bringing it all together: NRCS EQIP practices that support livestock production

Arrive at 9am to sign in and meet with other farmers. Workshop begins promptly at 9:30. Lunch will be served!

Workshop and lunch are FREE!

LOCATION:

The Piney Woods School Farm

5096 US 49, Piney Woods, MS 39148

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Event is sponsored by a USDA NRCS grant. USDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Provider, and Lender.

FAQ

  1. How is this event free?
    This workshop has been funded through a grant to The Piney Woods School through the Natural Resource Conservation Service within USDA.
  2. Do I have to pay for lunch?
    No. Lunch is provided courtesy of The Piney Woods cafeteria.
  3. I’m a beginning farmer. Is it okay if I attend?
    The workshops are designed for farmers at all levels of experience.
  4. Will someone be there to help my farm if I need additional assistance?
    Yes! Staff from USDA and Up in Farms are available to provide you free farm visitations and technical assistance.

Additional Project Partners:

 

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Location

The Piney Woods School Farm
5096 US 49, Piney Woods, MS 39148
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Hourly Schedule

Agenda

9:00am - 9:15am
Sign In and Meet USDA Veterinary Services of Mississippi and Fellow Farmers
Speakers:
Delaney Johnson, Dr. Rachel Cezar-Martinez DVM, James Graham, Rockiell Woods
9:15am - 9:30am
Workshop Introduction
Rockiell Woods will introduce the workshop agenda and speak about the Piney Woods Workshop Series.
Speakers:
Rockiell Woods
9:30am - 11:00am
What is Biosecurity and Why is it Important to Protect Your Livestock
Speakers:
Dr. Rachel Cezar-Martinez DVM
11:30am - 12:00pm
Animal Identification and Disease Traceability
Includes interaction with the Piney Woods livestock herd!
Speakers:
Dr. Rachel Cezar-Martinez DVM, TBD
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm - 1:30:pm
Services the USDA APHIS Veterinary Services can provide to you
Speakers:
Dr. Rachel Cezar-Martinez DVM, TBD
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bringing it all together: NRCS EQIP practices that support livestock production
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Goats and Sheep Demonstration
Ricky Johnson from Alcorn State Extension will be joined by an expert from USDA to demonstrate animal maintenance on goats and sheep.
Speakers:
Dr. Rachel Cezar-Martinez DVM, Ricky Johnson, TBD
Delaney Johnson
Delaney Johnson
Soil and Conservation Science Director, Up in Farms
Mr. Johnson joined Up in Farms after a prestigious 30+ year career at USDA NRCS, including a 12-year term as the State Soil Scientist for Mississippi. Mr. Johnson's experience in both soil science and conservation make him an indispensable fount of knowledge for technical support and training for our farming community.
Dr. Rachel Cezar-Martinez DVM
Dr. Rachel Cezar-Martinez DVM
Mississippi Area Veterinarian In Charge Veterinary Services - Field Operations D4
Dr. Cezar-Martinez is an experienced veterinary professional leader and all-around public servant with a demonstrated productive history in government administration, military service, and equine and animal science teaching. She is passionate to inspire and develop younger generations--especially those who are socially-disadvantage and under-represented--into veterinary medicine, animal science, agriculture, livestock farming and the equine industry. She also aims to assist veterinary professionals interested in career transitioning from traditional practice to the government or military. Dr. Cezar-Martinez is also proud to serve as President of the National Association of Federal Veterinarians.
James Graham
Rockiell Woods
TBD
Speaker soon to be announced
Ricky Johnson

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General Admission
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Labels

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Up in Farms

Organizer

Up in Farms
Email
[email protected]

This event is hosted by Up in Farms and its partner organizations.

Sponsor

  • USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
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Speaker

  • Dr. Rachel Cezar-Martinez DVM
    Dr. Rachel Cezar-Martinez DVM
    Mississippi Area Veterinarian In Charge Veterinary Services - Field Operations D4

    Dr. Cezar-Martinez is an experienced veterinary professional leader and all-around public servant with a demonstrated productive history in government administration, military service, and equine and animal science teaching. She is passionate to inspire and develop younger generations–especially those who are socially-disadvantage and under-represented–into veterinary medicine, animal science, agriculture, livestock farming and the equine industry. She also aims to assist veterinary professionals interested in career transitioning from traditional practice to the government or military. Dr. Cezar-Martinez is also proud to serve as President of the National Association of Federal Veterinarians.

Weather

Sunny
Sunny
83 °F
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Wind: 17 MPH
Humidity: 51 %
Feels like: 87 °F

Locations

The Piney Woods School Farm
5096 US 49, Piney Woods, MS 39148

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