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Soil Health, Dental Health and More! MOPACA Winter Seminar 2023

  • 28 Jan 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom (9 am central time)
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  • No charge for MOPACA Farm members
  • Those who are not Farm members of MOPACA are welcome. Price is $20 per Zoom link usage.

The MOPACA 2023 Winter Seminar is Soil Health, Dental Health and More! and will be held on January 28,  2023 from 9 am to 12:00 pm (Central Time) Registration closes January 26, 2023. 

Topics will include camelid dentistry, soil health for parasite prevention, and examples of how you can work with your veterinary teaching school.

About the presenters:

Jodi Miller

Jodi Miller is a certified equine dentist and veterinary technician student from Grayslake, IL. She began her camelid journey in 2000, and has kept and worked with llamas, alpacas, and camels since. Dentistry school began in 2006 at the Academy of Equine Dentistry in Idaho, where she now also instructs. Her foray into camelid dentistry would not have been possible without Dr Bill Morrissey out of Woodstock, IL. Jodi is also a farm manager at a private farm, and enjoys cooking and trail riding in her spare time!

Johnathon Archer, DVM

Johnathon Archer, an intern veterinarian at University of Missouri Food Animal Medicine and Surgery, is a recent graduate of Oregon State University veterinary program.  Born and raised in Oregon, he grew up with veterinarian parents (small animal), but developed a passion for large animal work. He is participating in the 1 year internship program at Missouri to gain experience with food and fiber animals, as well as horses, before bringing that knowledge back to the family practice. Oregon State in known nationally for it'd expertise in camelid medicine and surgery, and Dr. Archer has been excited to apply and build on that expertise in Missouri with a relatively large alpaca and llama caseload.

Susan Jaster

Susan Jaster has been assisting farmers and ranchers in West Central Missouri with practical, biological, resilient solutions to agricultural issues and product marketing since 2009 for Lincoln University Cooperative Extension Innovative Small Farmers’ Outreach Program and Missouri AgrAbility Project, in Lafayette, Johnson and Ray Counties in Missouri.  Susan has been involved with farming since the early 1980’s. She and her family celebrated 25 years of service with the 4-H program in 2017. She has cared for many livestock species throughout her live. In 2010 she began raising American Blackbelly sheep and practicing adaptive grazing techniques for soil health and water quality conservation.  

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