AI Workshop Being Offered, Registration ends August 15

August 15 is the deadline to register for the Cattle Artificial Insemination Workshop.

The cost to attend is $75.00. To register online access Payments should be mailed to Dr. Melissa Mason, Alcorn State University, School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, 1000 ASU Dr., # 479, Lorman, MS 39096.

The Alcorn State University Extension Program will hold a Cattle Artificial Insemination workshop, September 14-16, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at both the Extension and Research Complex, Ray Johnson Assembly Center and the Diary, Lorman campus.

According to Dr. Melissa Mason, animal science specialist, the purpose of the workshop is to teach farmers the technique of artificial insemination, learn about the synchronization of estrus methods, detection of heat methods, handling and thawing of frozen semen, and the basic reproductive anatomy of the male and female.

The workshop will help to educate local farmers on the importance and financial advantages of artificial insemination. The workshop will include both lectures and hands-on instruction, added Mason.

For more details, contact Mason at 601.877.4006 or [email protected].