Extension Ag Update
November/December 2004
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Education

University of Illinois Agriculture Events
New programs are being confirmed every day. Keep in touch with your Extension Office for programs addressing the topics that interest you and are offered in your county. To find your county's website go to: http://web.aces.uiuc.edu/ve/

Statewide University of Illinois Extension Calendar Website http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/cie2/offices/calendar.cfm
To search for programs throughout the state, check out Extension’s searchable calendar. Search by location, topic or date to find a program of interest to you.

Meat Goat Distance-Learning Course Offered
http://bedford.extension.psu.edu/agriculture/goat/goat%20lessons.htm
Penn State Cooperative Extension in Bedford County is offering a distance education course, "Meat Goat Home Study," to provide a better understanding of the basics of meat goat production. The course will be valuable for beginners, as well as for seasoned full-time and part-time producers. Participants in the course read one lesson per week and then complete and return worksheets. The course can be completed online or by mail. The lessons are available anytime on the Web, but the registration deadline for the next course is January 25, 2006, with sessions beginning February 1, 2006.