Extension educational programs for sheep and goat producers in Maryland are coordinated by Susan Schoenian, Sheep and Goat Specialist, at the Western Maryland Research & Education Center. Susan holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Animal Science from Virginia Tech and Montana State University, respectively. She has been with the University of Maryland Extension since 1988.
Currently, Susan is a member of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control, American Sheep Industry Association’s Production, Education, and Research Council, Productivity Improvement Team of the Lamb Industry Roadmap project, NSIP Relaunch committee, and two multi-state research committees that focus on small ruminant production: SCC081 (Sustainable Small Ruminant Production in the Southeastern U.S.) and NCERA214 (Increased Efficiency of Sheep Production).