CWGA Annual Meeting & Convention Schedule of Events

The 2016 CWGA Annual Meeting & Convention will be held on August 26 & 27, 2016, in Minden, Nevada.

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Tentative Schedule of Events

Friday, August 26

7:00 – Noon               Sheepherders Golf Tournament

Resources & Tools to Help Improve Your Sheep Operation

1:00 – 1:05 pm          Welcome – Frankie Iturriria, President
1:05 – 1:50 pm          Sheep Health and Nutrition – Allen Pettey, Ph.D., UC Davis
1:50 – 2:35 pm          Improving Fertility in Sheep Flocks – Bret McNabb, DVM, UC Davis School of
Veterinary Medicine
2:35 – 3:20 pm          Wildlife Services: A Resource for Managing Predators – Dennis Orthmeyer,
State Director, USDA Wildlife Services
3:20 – 3:35 pm          Break
3:35 – 4:20 pm          Livestock Guard Dogs: Research for Large Predators – Julie Young, USDA Wildlife Services National Wildlife Research Ctr.
4:20 – 5:20 pm          How Hopland Research Center is Benefitting You as a Producer – Kimberly Rodrigues, Director, Hopland Research & Extension Center
5:20 – 5:30 pm          Group Discussion & Closing Remarks
7:30 pm                      Sheepherders Dinner at JT’s Basque Bar & Dining Room

Saturday, August 27 – CWGA Annual Membership Meeting

8:00 – 8:05 am          Welcome and Call to Order – Frankie Iturriria, President
8:05 – 8:25 am          Membership Business
8:25 – 9:25 am          CWGA Strategic Plan Committee Report               
9:25 – 10:15 am        Lamb Market & Outlook – David Anderson, Ph.D., Texas A&M
10:15 – 10:30 am      Break
10:30 – 12:00 pm      Committee Reports, American Sheep Industry Report
12:00 – 1:00 pm        Membership Luncheon, Honoring Past Presidents
1:00 – 2:00 pm          American Lamb Board Report, California Sheep Commission Report
2:00 – 2:45 pm          Antibiotic Regulation Changes & Updates – Dennis Wilson, DVM, California Department of Food & Agriculture              
2:45 – 3:00 pmBreak
3:00 – 3:30 pm          Legislative Update – Emily Rooney, Agricultural Council of California
3:30 – 3:45 pm          California Grazing Water Quality Partnership – Morgan Doran, UC Cooperative Extension
3:45 – 5:00 pm          Membership Business
6:00 – 7:00 pm          Cocktail Reception
7:00 – 9:30 pm          Shepherds Ball & Auction