Are you interested in raising goats? If you are, we have two levels of intensive goat care workshops that might be right for you. Check them out and let us know if you are interested in scheduling a workshop. Contact us if you have any more questions.
1 DAY WORKSHOP
Are you interested in getting goats and are curious about what it takes? This 1 day workshop is an introductory course designed to give you some insight into what is required to care for goats. This workshop will give you a basic and broad overview. Depending on the time of year, there will be different learning points of this workshop which may include, milking, kid rearing, bottle feeding, etc. All workshops will include information on basic needs, health and nutrition, and general maintenance.
Class Time: 7am - 12pm
Schedule: February through August by reservation
3 DAY WORKSHOP
The 3 day workshop is a very intensive and thorough goat care workshop. This course is designed for individuals ready to get their first goats or current goat owners looking for a better understanding of their goats’ needs. In this class, we will learn all the basics (nutrition, feeding, general maintenance) plus more skills such as drawing blood, administering shots, etc. We will schedule these classes around our kidding schedule with the hope that you will be present for a birth. While there are no guarantees with mother nature, there is a good chance that it will happen during your stay. Kidding is what we feel to be the scariest and most important time for you to be there and have knowledge of when to help. Also, brand new babies are adorable.
We will provide meals for you in this course. You also have the option to stay on-farm in our guest wing for a discounted rate of our typical Airbnb stay.
Course Curriculum: In this course will go over as much as we can of the following: Feeding (adults and kids), health and nutrition, upkeep, hoof trimming, udder clipping, kidding, bottle training, disbudding/tattoos, breeding, anatomy, administering shots, drawing blood, and soap and/or cheese making (if interest and schedule allows).
Day 1 : Mid-afternoon - Evening
Days 2 and 3 : 7am - Evening
Day 4 : 7am - 12pm (Flexibility in case of birth schedule)
February 4th - 7th
February 5th - 8th
February 6th - 9th
March 13th - 16th
March 26th - 29th
April 7th - 10th
$600 for Course Only; Option to add staying in a room on the farm for 3 nights for additional $150.
Obtain a copy of Holistic Goat Care by Gianaclis Caldwell (This allows you to have a great reference and a better understanding of things that we cover in the course as ongoing learning)
Be excited to spend time with goats and have a great attitude for learning!