Attention all U.S. Sheep and Goat Producers: Let your Voices be Heard!

Jaelyn Quintana, Extension Field Specialist I – Sheep, South Dakota State University

The South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Small Ruminant Team is seeking input from sheep and goat producers across the U.S. to identify producer interests and enhance future Extension programming efforts. Responses collected from this voluntary survey will be complied into a Sheep and Goat Producers Needs Assessment.

“Across the nation many producers have adapted to the ever-changing dynamics of today’s world. As Extension professionals we have also experienced significant transformations in educational programming and find it is critical to remain in sync with our producers and colleagues across the United States,” says Kelly Froehlich, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Specialist in Small Ruminant Production. “This year provides a timely opportunity to gather producer preferences on production and management topics and program delivery as well as identify challenges to raising and marketing these animals and products, and finally to learn more about farm and ranch demographics.”

“We believe this nationwide response will add value by identifying collective producer strengths and struggles to cooperatively strengthen Extension program efforts in South Dakota and across the United States,” Froehlich says.

The survey is voluntary, confidential, and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Alternatively, printed surveys can be sent by mail upon request.

For more information or questions please contact those listed below:

  • Kelly Froehlich, Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Specialist in Small Ruminant Production at or 608-688-5765
  • Jaelyn Quintana, SDSU Extension Sheep Field Specialist at or 605-394-1722
  • Heidi Carroll, SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Field Specialist and Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator at or 605-688-6623

Thank you for your participation in this survey as we continue to improve our techniques to provide you with the most up-to-date sheep production information in the nation.

Note: For those having difficulty accessing the survey, feel free to use this web address ( or by snapping a picture of the QR code located in the in the image above.