This 3-day course held on a working sheep farm will prepare you to competently supervise SAE projects based on sheep, and conduct yourself with the confidence and authority consistent with your role as Animal Science instructor. You will learn the fundamental principles and challenges of raising sheep, while gaining hands-on experience and practical skills.
Open to student teachers and those currently teaching.
You visit a student's sheep project. The family has never had sheep before, and have concerns over the animal's health. You instantly recognize one of the Top 5 Sheep Problems, and suggest a solution.
A student lives on a large sheep operation. The day you visit, they are gathering, sorting, and weighing lambs. You know just where to stand, how the handling system works, and how to be useful. The family is very impressed, and gives a glowing report to your supervisor.
You are reviewing two markedly different applications for Sheep Proficiency awards. Your knowledge of diverse production methods and marketing strategies allows you to fairly evaluate the candidates' accomplishments.