Caribbean farmers tour FVSU's small ruminant facilities

May 3, 2013 – Dr. Brou Kouakou, director of the Georgia Small Ruminant Research and Extension Center, located at Fort Valley State University, provides a tour of the center and farming facilities April 25.  Approximately 18 people participated in the tour representing the farming communities of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados. “The purpose of this visit is to look at existing operations (production, processing and value-added products) of the university and to see how we can learn from the current practices they are implementing,” said Ainsworth Riley, spokesperson for the group.

The group’s activities included visiting sheep and goat operations around Tifton, Ga. and Peach County, and listening to presentations by emeritus professor and retired extension specialist Dr. Will Getz, Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim, associate professor of agricultural economics, and retired U.S. Department of Agriculture meat grader Terry Harris.

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