2022 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium Announced

Dr. Brady Campbell, Assistant Professor, OSU State Small Ruminant Extension Specialist

2022 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium Flyer 

2022 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium QR registration code. Scan this code with your phone to register.

The Ohio State University and Ohio Sheep Improvement Association is pleased welcome all to the 2022 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium in Wooster, Ohio on  Saturday, December 3 at the OARDC Shisler Conference Center. The theme of the 2022 symposium is management and marketing. Throughout the day, attendees will hear reflections and insights about changes in the sheep, lamb, and wool industry. Speakers during the days event will discuss management as it primarily relates to confinement/dry lot management scenarios, one of fastest growing management systems in the eastern US sheep production systems. Attendees will also hear from speakers on marketing insights related to sheep, lamb, and wool. Speakers and discussions will lead to the betterment of the flock and the American Sheep Industry.

Speakers attending this years event include Dr. Eric Gordon, Dr. Brady Campbell, Susan Shultz, Dr. Richard Ehrhardt, Dr. Andrew Weaver, Roger Hunker, Garth Ruff, Sandra Morris, and many more.

A brief listing of the days program is provided below.

  • OSU Sheep Research Update
  • Confinement/Dry lot systems topics
    • Animal health and welfare
    • Facility and design
    • Economics
    • Genetics
    • Nutrition
  • Sheep and lamb marketing
    • Marketing – on/off farm sales
    • Online sales
  • Wool marketing
    • Adding value to wool

Additionally, just as we have in years past, we will continuing the tradition of hosting our Young Shepherd’s Assembly. This program will be held on the evening prior to the symposium on Friday, December 2, 2022. Shepherd’s 18-40 are invited for food and drinks at the JAFB Wooster Brewery located at 120 Beall Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691. Please note that pre-registration is required to attend. For any questions related to this event, please contact Christine Gelley at gelley.2@osu.edu or Brady Campbell at campbell.1279@osu.edu.

Furthermore, shepherds of all ages, sectors, and regions are invited to attend the symposium to connect with other shepherds and to continue learning together. If you are unable to attend the symposium in-person, you won’t have to miss the event. The 2022 symposium will be held in a hybrid format including options for both in-person or online participation depending on your preference. Registration type (in-person or online) must be indicated when completing your registration form. Word on the street is that lamb chops are on the menu – so if I were you I would be making plans to attend in-person!

For those interested in attending this years event, please register using the QR code in the image above or by following the registration links provided in the attached flyer.

We hope to see you there!