NC Leadership and Cattle Handling for Women Producers:

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Advanced BQA Training and Truck/Trailer Safety.

We are very excited to be working with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association to provide women cattle producers a chance to network and to enhance their cattle handling skills. The “Leadership and Cattle Handling for Women Producers”  2 day workshop is designed to provide leadership training for female cattle producers in North Carolina and to provide hands-on experiences led by professionals in the field. We hope to encourage more women to be active as leaders in the North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association and in their communities.

Event dates are as follows: 

  • April 5-6th at Center for Environmental Farming Systems: CEFS (Goldsboro, NC)
  • May 7-8th at Upper Piedmont Research Station (Reidsville, NC)
  • May 14-15th WNC Regional Livestock Center (Canton, NC)

This event is limited to 16 participants at each event in order to maintain small group size and to allow the opportunity to be active and gain hands-on experience. The workshop will cover BQA Training and Certification, Tractor Safety, Truck & Trailer Safety, and Herd Record Keeping.  If you are interested in attending the workshop, please fill out the application and return it to April Shaeffer (email April_Shaeffer@ncsu.edu or fax 919-515-6884.

Agenda

NC Leadership & Cattle Handling for Women Producers: Advanced BQA Training and Truck/Trailer Safety

 DAY 1

 9:00-9:30        Welcome and Introductions (April Shaeffer/ Bryan Blinson)

9:30-10:20      BQA Classroom Lecture (Lisa Shelton/ Dr. Matt Poore/ Dr. Mark Alley)

10:20-10:35    BREAK

10:35-11:20    BQA Classroom Lecture (Lisa Shelton/ Dr. Matt Poore/ Dr. Mark Alley)

11:20- 12:00   LUNCH (provided)

12:00-2:00      Breakout Session (Breakout in groups of 8 participants with 2 rotations)

  • BQA Chute side demonstration with 8 participants (Lisa Shelton)
  • Truck & Trailer demonstration with 8 participants (Dr. Matt Poore/ Lorie Townsend)

2:00-4:00        Breakout Session (Breakout in groups of 8 participants)

  • BQA Chute side demonstration with 8 participants (Lisa Shelton)
  • Truck & Trailer Safety demonstration with 8 participants (Dr. Matt Poore/ Lorie Townsend)

4:00-5:00        Record Keeping Presentation (Dr. Mark Alley)

5:00-5:30        BQA Certification Test

( BQA certification cost will be $15 for current NCCA members and $40 for non-members)

5:30                Adjourn

Note: You are more than welcome to join the instructors for dinner after we adjourn tonight.

 Day 2

8:00-8:30        Breakfast and Networking Time

8:30-9:45        Tractor Safety Presentation & Questions (Charles Young & Teresa Herman)

9:45-10:00      BREAK

10:00-12:00    Rotating Breakout Sessions 1 (we will have two groups of 5 and one group of 6)

  • BQA Chute Side (participants practice the techniques with Lisa Shelton & Dr. Mark Alley)
  • Truck & Trailer Driving (participants practice driving a truck and backing up a trailer with Dr. Matt Poore & Lorie Townsend)
  • Tractor Driving (participants practice driving a tractor and moving a hay bale with Charles Young & Teresa Herman)

12:00-12:45    LUNCH (provided)

12:45-2:45      Rotating Breakout Sessions 2 (we will have two groups of 5 and one group of 6)

  • BQA Chute Side (participants practice the techniques with Lisa Shelton & Dr. Mark Alley)
  • Truck & Trailer Driving (participants practice driving a truck and backing up a trailer with Dr. Matt Poore & Lorie Townsend)
  • Tractor Driving (participants practice driving a tractor and moving a hay bale with Charles Young & Teresa Herman)

2:45-4:45        Rotating Breakout Sessions 3(we will have two groups of 5 and one group of 6)

  • BQA Chute Side (participants practice the techniques with Lisa Shelton & Dr. Mark Alley)
  • Truck & Trailer Driving (participants practice driving a truck and backing up a trailer with Dr. Matt Poore & Lorie Townsend)
  • Tractor Driving (participants practice driving a tractor and moving a hay bale with Charles Young & Teresa Herman)

4:45-5:00        Questions & Discussion

5:00                Adjourn

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact April Shaeffer at April_Shaeffer@ncsu.edu (919-515-4005). Space is limited to 16 participants at each event, so if you would like to participate, please fill out the following application by March 8, 2013 and return via email or mail to:

April Shaeffer

Department of Animal Science

NCSU Box 7621
Raleigh, NC 27695-7621

April_Shaeffer@ncsu.edu

 Participation Application- Due no later than March 8, 2013

Name: _______________________________ Phone Number: (       )_____________

 Address:______________________________________________________________

County: _____________________________ Email: __________________________

Workshop Location:  Please rank the location you would like to attend with a number (1 being your first choice)

 _____ April 5-6th at Center for Environmental Farming Systems: CEFS (Goldsboro, NC)

 _____ May 7-8th at Upper Piedmont Research Station (Reidsville, NC)

 _____ May 14-15th WNC Regional Livestock Center (Canton, NC)

 Please circle one of the following on each line

 Years of Cattle Experience:          0-5         6-10       10+

 Type of Farm:     Cow/Calf      Stocker       Feedlot/Finishing       Number of Cattle: _______

Operation:                            Commercial                         Registered

 Are you a member of the North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association?    Yes   No

Are you a veterinarian?  Yes       No           If Yes, how many years of practice? _______

Have you attended a previous Leadership and Cattle Handling Workshop for Women?       YES  or   NO

Are you currently BQA certified?  YES  or   NO

 Briefly explain why you would like to attend the workshop (can be on a separate page):

 Briefly explain what you would like to learn/ take home from the workshop (can be on a separate page):

 Note: You will be notified by March 15, 2013 if you are selected to participate in the workshop. Please hold these dates on your calendar.

Many thanks to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association for providing the funds to make this workshop possible. 

Written By

Photo of Cindy ChastainCindy ChastainCounty Extension Administrative Assistant (828) 837-2210 cindy_chastain@ncsu.eduCherokee County, North Carolina
Updated on Mar 8, 2013
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