We are excited to launch ASGA Certification™ for Solar Grazing Training. This innovative program lends ASGA’s seal of approval to qualified training courses and their graduates. Certification recognizes educational programs teaching key topics and best management practices fundamental to using sheep to manage vegetation on solar energy sites.
Once a program is certified, students successfully completing the program will be identified as ASGA-certified solar graziers. The overall objective is to support the development of skilled solar graziers to meet the demands of rapid solar expansion, help new graziers succeed, and ensure the livestock is well taken care of.
At this month's webinar, ASGA Board Member Caroline Owens will explain how the program works, outline the application process, and discuss the benefits to various stakeholders.
About the Speaker
Caroline Owens is a solar grazier in Pennsylvania with a background in education as well as 30 plus years running sheep. She is a former Vocational Agriculture teacher who moved on to marketing communications and equestrian travel before farming full-time. She holds a B.S. in Animal Science/Agricultural Education from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Boston University. From 2004 until 2018, Caroline offered Sheep Camp for Kids on the farm during the summer, a program so popular that no spot went unfilled for 14 consecutive years. Caroline also enjoys teaching adults, holding educational events such as Sheep Boot Camp, Lambing Clinic, and Sheep 101.