Class Participant Testimonial
Donna Melton- I grew up on a small homestead in a small town with parents who grew, raised foraged, hunted 98% of the food we consumed. How ever, like most kids I didn’t pay attention to raising livestock, preserving food, or homesteading. What I had learned as a child had been long forgotten after my move to the city. In 2006 I moved from the city to my own small homestead and tried to raise some animals. There were struggles, tears, frustration and a lot of questions. In 2016 I was made aware of the Livestock Advisors program and took the 10-week course. The classes are taught by instructors who come from many professional backgrounds, but the common denominator is a love for homesteading/farming and sharing that knowledge. Since 2016 I have continued to be very involved with the Livestock Advisors program by becoming a board member, and volunteering at the Country Living Expo. What has the Livestock Advisors program given me? It has given me so much more than knowledge related to raising livestock. It has given me a community of likeminded people that I can call on at any time with questions or concerns. It has given me a group of people that I can call not only – mentor but friend.
Do you want to increase your knowledge about livestock?
Take the Livestock Advisor training this fall
Plan on attending the next Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool in January.