Have posted contacts in Show thread. Here is just a bit of what's happening April 26, 2008 Adult Activity (morning session): This year our featured speakers will be Ms. Ellie Winslow who will speak on Nine Steps to Attract More Customers, and Dr. Derrell Peel, who will speak on Understanding Traditional Livestock Markets. Ms. Ellie Winslow an author and motivational speaker. Ms. Winslow's company, Beyond The Sidewalk Marketing, is dedicated to helping rural entrepreneurs form strategies that can make businesses more profitable and fun. Ms. Winslow's formal education is in English and Biology. However, she has raised many types of livestock and companion animals, including almost 35 years of dairy goats. Ms. Winslow has written two books (Making Money With Goats and Marketing Farm Products). She has also edited an anthology of stories that celebrate country living (Stories From Beyond the Sidewalk). She is a native of California who has lived in most of the Western and Mid Western States. She is currently located in Ontario, Oregon. Dr. Derrell Peel is a Professor & Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University. He received his undergraduate and Master's degrees from Montana State University and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. In addition to extension and research responsibility, Dr. Peel also is involved in teaching at OSU. In the Fall, he teaches Introduction to Agricultural Economics, and this Spring he is teaching Scholastic Review, which is a directed study of selected agricultural economics topics. Dr. Peel has numerous publications and is a co-editor and a chapter author of the Oklahoma Beef Cattle Manual, which is published by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. Adult Activity (afternoon session): Ms. Winslow will be offering a full-afternoon Living Beyond the Sidewalk Short Course entitled Growing Your Rural Business: Attitudes, Marketing Secrets and Methods. This short course will cover many topics of interest for the rural entrepreneur. Otherwise, in the afternoon session, participants will break into small-group workshops. There will be a total of twelve workshops; however, participants will only have time enough to attend three. The afternoon workshops include: Growing Your Rural Business: Attitudes, Marketing Secrets and Methods with Ms. Ellie Winslow (this is a full afternoon workshop). Livestock Marketing with Dr. Derrell Peel. Basic Goat Husbandry - hoof trimming, injection sites, farm management calendar, disbudding, etc. with Mr. Jerry Hayes. Basic Herd Health - herd health program including vaccinations and other approved drugs with Dr. Lionel Dawson. Goat Farm Budgeting - basics of budgeting and financial recordkeeping with Mr. Roger Sahs. Nutrition for Health and Production - calculation of energy, protein and feed intake requirements with Dr. Steve Hart. Introduction to Goat Barbecue - overview of how to prepare goat barbecue with Ms. Gladys Young. Internal Parasite Control - sustainable internal parasite control program with Dr. Dave Sparks. DHI Training - supervisor/tester training for dairy goat producers including scale certification with Ms. Eva Vasquez. USDA Government Programs - overview of USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service's work with goats and its cost-sharing program with Mr. Dwight Guy. Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Services - overview of ODA services for Oklahoma farmers and ranchers with Mr. Justin Whitmore, Mr. Justin Harvey, and Ms. Chris Kirby. Body Condition Score as a Management Tool - overview/hands-on of conducting body condition scoring for management use in goat production with Mr. Glenn Detweiler. Fitting and Showing for Youth and Adults - tips and pointers on fitting and show ring etiquette with Ms. Kay Garrett (this is a full day workshop). Fun Tent Youth Activity: Ms. Sheila Stevenson will host a full day of activities for youth ages 5-12 in the Fun Tent. This will allow the parents and older teens to enjoy the workshops knowing that their little ones are having fun in a safe environment. Last year, some activities included goat activities, pony rides, fishing, pot your own plant, and many others. This year's Youth Fun Tent activities have not yet been finalized but Sheila assures you that they will be as much fun as last year.