what is goat school?
Goat School® is the answer to the question "Where can I learn about goats and get some hands-on experience before I purchase my first goat?" If you have been dreaming about starting your farm or homestead but lack any real hands on experience with goats, this course is designed for you.
Goat School® is a 2-day course that focuses on everything you need to know for a successful first year with goats. You will also learn how to prepare prior to bringing your goats home, and key things to look for at your seller's site to ensure you are getting the right goat for your farm.
You will graduate with confidence to handle your first year of owning dairy goats including feeding, kidding, vaccinations, and of course a hands-on lesson in milking and hoof trimming. In addition you will leave with the Goat School® Manual for reference and expertise at your fingertips.
Goat School® is designed with the absolute beginner in mind. You do not need to have previous knowledge of goats; in fact we assume that you don't. The discussion will be applicable for raising goats in general with some specifics on dairy goats including how to milk a goat.
You should attend goat school if...
You are considering adding goats to your home / farmstead for the first time.
You have been dreaming about goats for years but have little to no experience with goats.
You just want to hang around/pet/milk goats for the pure joy of the experience.