L.E.A.F. Workshop Series


LEAF FAMACHA Certification

  • Saturday, April 7, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 7, 2018, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Attend BOTH Sessions

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018       6pm – 9pm       Classroom Portion

Saturday, April 7th, 2018      8am - 10am         Practice/Video Recording Portion

$15/person or $30/person with purchase of FAMACHA Card

Have you ever wanted to achieve your FAMACHA Certification? Want to learn more about parasite control for small ruminants? Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County is excited to announce a unique collaboration with The University of Rhode Island to offer farmers, 4-Her’s, homesteaders, and other small ruminant producers an opportunity to participate in their online training program for FAMACHA Certification within a group workshop format facilitated by CCE-Chautauqua. The FAMACHA system is a unique and easily accessible system for small ruminant producers to make deworming decisions based on an estimate of the level of anemia in sheep and goats associated with barber pole worm (Haemonchus contortus) infection. The FAMACHA Card was developed in South Africa and was introduced to the U.S. by the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control.

Participants of this workshop will watch 2 pre-recorded videos that will cover topics on Integrated Parasite Control and the FAMACHA System including demonstration of the proper scoring technique. We will then go through an individual post-video assessment and discuss the information presented immediately after collecting individual responses. Finally, there will be the opportunity to practice the FAMACHA scoring Technique and record a video demonstrating your mastery of the technique. CCE-Chautauqua will provide assistance with the technology needed to watch the required videos, take and submit the post-video summary and record and submit your demonstration videos. Upon completion, the participant will receive a Certificate of Competence in the FAMACHA anemia scoring system that will enable the purchase of a FAMACHA card. The certificates can be expected within a couple of weeks after submitting your demonstration videos. The online training program offered in this L.E.A.F. workshop was developed by Dr. Katherine Petersson and Dr. Anne Zajac, DVM, members of the ACSRPC, as part of a Northeast SARE grant being administered by the University of Rhode Island. More information about this online training program can be viewed on the URI website, http://web.uri.edu/sheepngoat/famacha/

The cost for this workshop will be $15/person or $30/person with the purchase of a FAMACHA Card (to be mailed following successful program completion). This workshop will be facilitated by Katelyn Walley-Stoll, Farm Business Management Educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Animal Science and Ag Business Management, and owns and operates a diversified livestock farm. Assisting with the program will be Kate Ewer, our “crazy goat lady” whose love for goats began as a 4-H youth sixteen years ago and is currently the 4-H Community Educator with CCE-Chautauqua.


$15/person or $30/person with purchase of FAMACHA Card

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Katelyn Walley-Stoll
Agriculture Program Community Educator, Farm Business Management


Frank W. Bratt Agricultural Center
3542 Turner Road
Jamestown, New York 14701