Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office, Indiana Sheep Association, and Ohio Sheep Improvement Association are proud to present the 2016 KIO Tri State Small Ruminant Summit – Let’s Grow Together conference, aimed at herd improvement for sheep and goat producers.The Summit is an event that brings together producers and experts from different states all with similar goals and obstacles. The topics, spoken on by experienced university professors, veterinarians and Extension specialists, specifically target how to integrate health, genetics and nutrition to enhanced efficiency and productivity. There will also be hands on workshops and live demonstrations. “This provides a great opportunity to create connections between small ruminant producers and the academic types,” said Robert Van Saun of Penn State University who is speaking at the conference. “It is a chance to learn new, reliable scientific information as these industries begin to grow.”The Summit aims to expand and improve the industry for consumers as well.“Being exposed to new developments in technology that will directly benefit sheep producers is a must,” said Mike Corn, vice president of the American Sheep Industry speaking of the conference. “We must all be willing to make changes as needed to provide exactly what our consumers are asking for on a continuously changing consumer base.”The event will be held at the Boone County Enrichment Center in Burlington Kentucky on Oct. 1, 2016. Registration begins the morning of at 8 a.m. with the Summit going until 4 p.m. Pre-registration is available online now through Sept. 19. More information can be found at the Kentucky Sheep and Goat Development Office’s website- www.kysheepandgoat.org.The KSGDO, ISA, and OSIA aim to improve the sheep and goat industries of within their states through promotion and education.