Speakers 2024

During the week, May 29-June 1, we have a great line up of speakers and live demonstrations.

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Special Thank You to Dr. Homero Salinas-Gonzalez, Lincoln University and Jennifer Lutes, University of Missouri Extension, for working with the Goat Expo and Midwest Buck Sale, to plan and schedule the speaking and live demonstrations all week.

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Midwest Goat Producers Course: SCHEDULE / SPEAKERS

Three day course with a certificate of completion. You may attend one, two, or all three days.

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Midwest Goat Production Course May 29-June 1, Lincoln University

Dr. Homero Salinas-Gonzalez
Area(s) of Specialization

State Extension and Research Specialist – Small Ruminant

Dr. Homero Salinas-Gonzalez is Assistant Professor and State Extension-Research Specialist on Small Ruminant at Lincoln University. With a Doctor of Animal Science in Autonomous University Nuevo Leon, and Dairy Science Master degree in The Penn State University.

Dr. Homero Salinas-Gonzalez is Assistant Professor and State Extension-Research Specialist on Small Ruminant at Lincoln University. With a Doctor of Animal Science in Autonomous University Nuevo Leon, and Dairy Science Master degree in The Penn State University. He has more than 30 years working on small ruminants, pastures, and forages research, with more than 56 pre-reviewed journal papers on forage production and animal utilization, the sustainability of goat production systems, pasture management, farmers’ participative research techniques, and strategic planning for innovation. Dr. Salinas has spoken in national and international conferences in more than 20 countries, teaches at undergraduate and graduate levels.

  • Dr. Homero Salinas
  • Assistant Professor, Extension State Specialist
  • Cooperative Extension & Research. Animal Science. Small Ruminants
  • College of Agriculture, Environmental and Human Sciences
  • Lincoln University of Missouri
  • 110 A Allen Hall | 900 Chestnut Street | Jefferson City, MO 65101
  • Phone: (573) 681-5169  |  Fax: (573) 681-5881
  • Email: salinas-gonzalezh@lincolnu.edu

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Midwest Goat Production Course May 29-June 1 Organizer and Speaker

Jennifer Lutes – University of MO, MU Extension & Agricultural Business
Meat goats economic outlook
Marketing your products Moderator
County Engagement Specialist for MU Extension & Agricultural Business 
Counselor for Missouri SBDC for Agriculture, Food and Forestry

Jennifer Lutes is a Field Specialist in Agricultural Business & Policy with the University of Missouri (MU) Extension. While located in McDonald County, Missouri, her work extends across the state. With a background in Agricultural Economics and Animal Sciences, Mrs. Lutes works with farms and agricultural businesses to improve their economic outlook and thus improve their families for generations to come.

Jennifer has a deep understanding of sheep and goat production practices and how they relate to farm profitability, which she uses to educate livestock producers. In addition to farm level production, Mrs. Lutes also studies state, national, and international sheep and goat markets to provide market expectations for local producers.   

In addition to her work with sheep and goats, Mrs. Lutes is the team lead for MU Extension’s Value-added Meats team that works closely with farmers and meat processors to expand local meat options in Missouri. The work of expanding the local processors is a new passion for Mrs. Lutes.

She understands typical profit margins for livestock producers and expanding local meats is one way to improve these margins; diversifying the farm with multiple livestock species is another. Combining livestock diversification and multiple marketing streams helps to provide financial resilience to Missouri’s livestock farmers.

Jennifer Lutes

Field Specialist in Agricultural Business & Policy

College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources | MU Extension

P.O. Box 336 | Pineville MO 64856

O: 417-223-4775 | E: lutesjl@missouri.edu 

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USDA Scrapie Program and Import/Export Regulation

Charlotte Clifford-Rathert, DVM, Federal Field Veterinarian, USDA-APHIS

Scrapies & import/export regulation

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Important changes in the recording of goats and sheep moving within and out of state.

Dr. Clifford-Rathert will speak about the changes in the USDA-APHIS Scrapie Eradication program and update the National Animal Health Monitoring System information on goats.

Dr. Charlotte Clifford-Rathert is a 1992 graduate of the University Of Missouri College Of Veterinary Medicine.  She received her Bachelor of Science, in Animal Science from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1981.  

Dr. Charlotte practiced in a mixed animal practice in Central Missouri until joining Lincoln University in November 2007 as the Missouri State Small Ruminant Specialist with an extension/research appointment.  Her research focused on the development of efficient and economical herd management practices (browsing and parasite management) and embryonic loss in goats.    

She was a contributor to the eXtension Goat Community of Practice until 2019.   In September 2015 she joined USDA APHIS Veterinary Services as a term VMO for Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Response Team being deployed to Indiana HPAI and Missouri LPAI in 2016. 

In 2017 she accepted a permanent position with USDA APHIS VS serving the East Central Missouri district.  In addition to her regulatory field work, she assists the Veterinary Export Trade Services (VETS) with Animal Product Export endorsements, Live Animal Export and Import inspections. 

She still enjoys raising a small herd of goats with her husband in Ashland, MO.  She enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters and soon to be son-in-laws.

We look forward to her speaking about the USDA Scrapie eradication program and other updates on the current goat study.

Familiarize yourself with the USDA website. Here is the link for that. CLICK HERE

How is the U.S. Goat Industry Growing? (June 2020 report) click here

NAHMS GOAT 2020 STUDY PROGRAM

NAHMS GOAT 2019 STUDY PROGRAM

Scrapie Eradication Program, USDA-APHIS

Dairy Youth Goat Camp Instructor, May 29-May 31, 9:00 am daily

Showmanship: Selection, Preparation, and Presentation

Market Youth Goat Camp Instructor, May 29-May 31, 9:00 am daily

Evie Gates, Vinita, Oklahoma

Showmanship: Selection, Preparation, and Presentation.

Boer Goat Course, May 29-May 31, Instructors

Instructors

Anton Ward, Joplin, MO

Roger McSwain

Kathy Daves-Carr, South Carolina

Boer Goat Congress, May 31, 1:00 pm – Judges 2024

Judges

Anton Ward

Roger McSwain

Dairy Youth Sanctioned Show: more to come

Dairy Judge:

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Margaret Chamas – Goats On The Go KCMO & Storm Dancer Farm

Margaret Chamas – Storm Dancer Farm LLC

Goats On The Go® KCMO

(607) 220-4703

www.stormdancerfarm.com

www.goatsonthegokcmo.com

Bio: After a 4-H career with dairy goats, Margaret pursued animal science degrees at Cornell University and Iowa State, focusing on ruminant nutrition and grazing research.  She currently owns Storm Dancer Farm, a pastured livestock operation, whose main enterprise is Goats On The Go KCMO – a targeted grazing business using herds of goats to naturally control weeds and brush.  She breeds oberhasli, alpine, and experimental dairy goats under the Storm Dancer herd name.

Patrick Davis – University of Missouri
Demo – Body condition scoring & feeding

MU Extension Regional Livestock Field Specialist

Patrick Davis,

MU Extension – Regional Livestock Field Specialist

Stockton, Mo.

Davis serves as the MU Extension Regional Livestock Field Specialist for the counties of Cedar, Dade, Barton, Vernon and St. Clair.  His educational background is in the area of cattle reproduction and ruminant nutrition with B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a M.S. degree from Oklahoma State University.  During his 10-year career with MU Extension, he has focused on educational programming in the areas of livestock nutrition and reproduction management with an emphasis in cattle and small ruminants.  In recent years, he has worked closely with MU Extension and Lincoln University colleagues to provide numerous educational opportunities in the areas of sheep and goat nutrition and production management.  During these efforts he has given presentations in the area sheep and goat nutritional management.   

Hay production, storage, and feeding
Gene Schmitz – University of Missouri

Hay production, storage, and feeding

Gene received his BS from Kansas State University in Animal Science in 1982 and his MS from the University of Missouri-Columbia in Animal Science in 1989.

Gene received his BS from Kansas State University in Animal Science in 1982 and his MS from the University of Missouri-Columbia in Animal Science in 1989.  Gene has spent 32 years in Extension programming in Iowa, Missouri and Colorado. 

His programming efforts have focused on ruminant nutrition and pasture and forage management issues.  In addition to stockpiled tall fescue grazing demonstrations, he has worked with colleagues to conduct hay field fertilization research and demonstration projects with bermuda grass, tall fescue, novel endophyte tall fescue, and several native warm season grass species to evaluate the impact of fertilization on yield and forage quality parameters.

Kidding and Being Prepared
Dr. Mohan Acharya – Lincoln University

Dr. Mohan Acharya – Lincoln University

Extension State Specialist for Lincoln University of Missouri

Dr. Mohan Acharya graduated with a Bachelor in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry from Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Chitwan, Nepal in 2010. After completion of bachelor’s degree, he worked in a non-government organization for rabies control until April 2012 and then came to the U.S.

Dr. Mohan Acharya completed his Master’s degree from the University of Arkansas, Animal Science Department with a research focus on small ruminant nutrition and parasitology in 2014. He received his PhD from the same university in 2017; in which, he focused on development of optimal semen extenders, storage temperatures, and artificial insemination in sheep. He also worked on other projects that involved testing endocrine markers to correlate reproductive performance in sheep.

From 2017 to 2021 Dr. Mohan Acharya worked as a post-doctoral researcher at USDA ARS Booneville, AR and USDA ARS Fayetteville, AR. During first two years, he was involved in planning, conducting experiments to identify and understand the mode of action of antibiotic alternatives.

During his second phase, Dr. Mohan Acharya worked Dr. Joan Burke with research focus on finding factors that limit off season breeding in ewes.

Goat Diseases & Medicine Box and Marketing Your Products

Dr. Chris Baughman – Lincoln University

Christopher R Baughman, DVM, Assistant Professor at Lincoln University of Missouri, Jefferson City MO, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Columbia, MO 2001, the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Truman State University Kirksville, MO with Animal Science Minor: Biology 1997.

Christopher R Baughman, DVM, Assistant Professor at Lincoln University of Missouri, Jefferson City MO, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Columbia, MO 2001, the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Truman State University Kirksville, MO with Animal Science Minor: Biology 1997.

Dr. Baughman has participated as Guest Lecturer at University of Missouri – Columbia Spring 2017 and 2018, with the lectures on animal health, vaccination programs, bio security, and other health topics for Beef Production class.

The professional experience is as Associate Veterinarian at Green Hills Veterinary Clinic, Moberly, MO (April 2010-June 2020) with the responsibilities: Provided client herd health services to improve animal health and productivity.  Consulted on management practices and administered medical treatments for cow-calf, small ruminant and equine clients. Completed regulatory procedures for disease monitoring and prevention.

Performed health examinations, medical diagnostics, surgical services, vaccinations, and behavior services for small and large animal clients. Help to advanced pain control and animal welfare in the practice.

Participated in mentoring and advising of students from the college of veterinary medicine, as well as undergraduate, high school and junior high students.

Expanded small ruminant services, and answered emergency calls and examined patients on emergency.  Also as Associate Veterinarian at MBO Veterinary Services, Farmington, MO (March 2004-April 2010), Practitioner and Clinic Manager Warrensburg Animal Hospital, Warrensburg MO (May 2002-March 2004) and Associate Veterinarian Country Village Animal Clinic, Centerville, IA (June 2001-May 2002).

Dr. Baughman has participated as Room Moderator for Northeast Missouri Livestock Symposium – Meat Goats. Member of the Organizing Committee for Missouri Sheep and Goat Conference, and Missouri Veterinary Association: advisory board to the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Special Thank You to Dr. Frank Pinkerton for the support and speaking each year.

Born in June 1928 in east Texas, graduated from OK A&MU major in Dairy Technology. MS in Dairy Science and PhD in Ruminant Nutrition; post-graduate work in agricultural marketing and rural sociology.

A wealth of information in all things goat.

Frank Pinkerton, born in June 1928 in east Texas, graduated from OK A&MU major in Dairy Technology. MS in Dairy Science and PhD in Ruminant Nutrition; post-graduate work in agricultural marketing and rural sociology… all from TAMU. University teaching and extension positions in TX and OK and International Livestock Development assignments for U of KY in Thailand. Consultancies in Southeast Asia, Mid East, and Africa for USDA Foreign Agriculture Service. Retired in 1993, and established meat goat demonstration farm in east TX and raised BoerX and SavX for a decade. Sold out in 2004 to take care of wife with Alzheimer’s Disease until her passing in early 2011. Columnist for Goat Rancher magazine 1999 to present and broker of Texas meat goat since 2015. Resides in guesthouse behind his son Bruce’s house. Bruce, now 71 retired from University career as Forage Specialist and Administrator. Both have willed their bodies to the TX State University’s Forensic Anthropology Center Body Farm… a final contribution to Science.

HOLD HARMLESS WHEN ENTERING THE MIDWEST BUCK SALE AND GOAT EXPO EVENTS

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All stock entering the pavilion on the fairgrounds, must have a current health certificate from the originating state, even if it is from Missouri.

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