‘Toolbox’ a Cornucopia for Small Ruminant Producers

Flash Drive or Free Download Now Available on ATTRA Website

lambs 2Raising sheep and goats can be a fruitful way for small and limited-resource producers to diversify their operations. They just need the tools to make the enterprise successful. A new Small Ruminant Toolbox developed by NCAT with the help of a number of collaborators fits that bill nicely.

The free toolbox, which was funded by USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), is a well-organized collection of some of the best information available on small ruminants.

The Tools
The Toolbox includes relevant ATTRA materials, such as the comprehensive, 978-page “Small Ruminant Resource Manual”; several informative presentations shared by Susan Schoenian of University of Maryland Extension; the entire course for the Tennessee Master Meat Goat Producer Program; an extensive library of related Power Point Presentations; a “Frequently Asked Questions” section on sheep and goat production; and a list of other resources.

Not Just for Producers
The information in the Small Ruminant Toolbox is also a great resource for Extension agents and other educators. Most of the materials can be freely shared, and if there are restrictions, the toolbox lays out what they are.  There is even a section specifically geared toward Extension agents.

Where to Find the Toolbox
The Small Ruminant Toolbox is available at no cost on the ATTRA website at https://attra.ncat.org/ruminant.

Grab Your Toolbox and Go
title side, view 1 croppedThis collection is also available on a USB flash drive. It’s easily portable and all the content is readily available even when you don’t have Internet access. The flash drives are $5 each, and can be ordered from the website. Email debbier@ncat.org or call 800-346-9140 for information about bulk orders.

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