Langston University Conference on Goats, Hair Sheep, & Sustainable Small Farming

The Langston University Sherman Lewis School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (LU-SL/SAAS) announces its grand pioneering Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources conference. This joint symposium and workshops will focus on sustainable small farmers, including goat and sheep enterprises from production through consumption. The eagerly anticipated two-day event will be held Friday/Saturday, April 21-22, 2023, on the Langston University campus in Langston, Oklahoma. The conference theme is “Agricultural Sustainability: Maintaining Profitable Farm Business Operations through Animals and Plants.” Participants will be provided an enriching venue for small & beginning farmers, ranchers, and small operations to enhance production systems and alternative business enterprises. The conference also provides a platform for producers, marketers, and consumers to meet and engage in conversations with local, state, and national leaders in the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, Forestry (ODAFF), and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Have you ever asked yourself, how can I enhance my income from small farm enterprises and limited resources? How can I support local communities’ food systems? How can I market my produce to local consumers and businesses, while making a profit? Day 1 theme of “Sustainable and Profitable Plant Systems for Small Scale Producers” will answer these questions and more. Have you ever wanted to raise goats and or sheep? You may have wanted to but possess limited resources and small acreages. A popular question is, how can I prepare lamb/goat’s meat and where can I sell my animals? Day 2: “Producer to Consumer: Cost-effective Hair Sheep, Dairy & Meat Goat Operations.” For answers to these questions and more, this conference is for you. On both days of the conference, there will be several workshops, presentations, demonstrations, displays, and exhibits on all aspects of sustainable small-scale agriculture. Youth Ag-Stem activities will be provided on Day 2! We look forward to seeing you on one or both days.

Free registration includes meals, tours, and a commemorative t-shirt. Early bird registration ends on April 7, 2023. Vendors & participants may register for either Day 1, Day 2, or both at
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Please contact Dr. Terry Gipson at 405-466-6126 ( or Mrs. Sonya Moore-Davis at 405-466-6122 ( for additional information.