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Kentucky Small Ruminant Profit School
offered for first time
The Small Ruminant Profit School (SRPS) is now taking registrations. SRPS is an educational program of four classes over six month for sheep and goat producers that covers topics ranging from breeds, types of operations, facilities/equipment, health management, parasite management, foot care, marketing, genetics & selection, and much more.
Benefits of SRPS:
Classes will be at the Montgomery, Hardin, Trimble and Warren county extension offices on the following dates Oct. 4, Oct. 25, Dec. 6 and March 14, 2015, with the Oct. 25 class at the Annual Producer Conference at the Cave City Convention Center.
The fees for the class is $7 for KGPA or KSWPA members and $100 for non-members, which includes the membership fee.
To register, visit https://kysheepandgoat.org/SRPS.html. Payment is accepted online or by check.
State offering spay/neuter grants
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is offering grants totaling $150,000 to help Kentuckians spay and neuter their pets.
Grants are limited to a maximum of $5,000 and the application must be submitted by Tuesday. The program is funded by sales of Kentucky’s spay/neuter license plate. The Kentucky Animal Control Advisory Board also accepts donations to the program.
Applications must be filled out completely and mailed to Spay/Neuter Kentucky Program, Kentucky Department of Agriculture, 500 Mero Street, 7th Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601.
“It’s important to spay and neuter pets as a matter of public safety and for the well-being of the animals,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said. “This is a very popular program that helps control the population of unwanted animals in Kentucky.”
Fiscal courts and 501(c)(3) organizations more than three years old are eligible to apply for the grants. Eligible applicants may use funding to hold a spay/neuter clinic or run a voucher program.
For more information, or to download an application, go to the Kentucky Animal Control Advisory Board’s website, www.kyspayneuter.com. To get a spay/neuter license plate, ask your county clerk when you renew your vehicle license.
The Kentucky Ag Report is compiled weekly from news releases distributed by Keeton Communications and the Kentucky Press News Service.