The Southeast Women's Cattle Handling program promoted self-confidence for women in the cattle industry by giving them hands-on educational opportunities and cattle handling skills implementing Beef Quality Assurance methods and promoting farm safety. The workshops provided hands-on learning in the subject areas of Beef Quality Assurance (BQA), Low Stress Animal Handling, Reproduction and Calving Management, Truck & Trailer Assessment and operation and Tractor Safety and operation. The two-day workshops held in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi also included lectures on becoming a leader in the cattle industry with the long term goal of having women feel comfortable with daily farm activities and to actively participate in the beef industry and Extension programs. The workshops was limited to 20 female participants at each state location in order to provide a non-intimidating atmosphere and to allow the participants to practice the proper hands-on techniques taught by the instructors. The workshops were limited to women participants of all ages and years of experience in the cattle industry in order to promote networking and comradery. Throughout the southeast workshops, we helped 98 women farmers gain the knowledge and skills needed to perform daily on farm tasks in their cattle operation.
Number of Participants: 97
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