Upcoming Events

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LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS 2/28!
Every Saturday, March 7 – May 30, 2020 • 9AM – 3PM
VSU Randolph Farm Pavilion, Petersburg, Virginia
Upcoming Workshops & Events
Mar 5 • 1PM – 4PM
Carver Center
Rapidan, VA
Mar 9 • 9AM – 12PM
Wedgewood Golf Center
Halifax,VA
Mar 11 • 8AM – 12PM
Rosa’s Garden
Mechanicsville, VA
Mar 12 • 9AM – 12PM
Wedgewood Golf Center
Halifax, VA
Mar 12-13 • 9AM – 4PM
VSU Randolph Farm Pavilion
Petersburg, VA
Mar 14 • 8:30AM – 1PM
Virginia Tech Eastern Shore AREC
Painter, VA
Mar 14 • 9AM – 1PM
Bluestone- Harmony
Baptist Association
Keysville, VA
Mar 17-18 • 8AM – 3PM
VSU Gateway Event & Dining Hall
Colonial Heights, VA
Mar 17 • 9AM – 12PM
Montgomery County Government Center
Multi-purpose Room
Christianburg, VA
Mar 18 • 9AM – 12PM
Wedgewood Golf Center
Halifax, VA
Mar 21 • 8:30AM – 1PM
Virginia Tech Eastern Shore AREC
Painter, VA
Mar 25 • 9AM – 11:30AM
King & Queen Branch Library
Saint Stephens Church, VA
Mar 25 • 9AM – 12PM
Wedgewood Golf Center
Halifax, VA
Mar 26 • 1PM – 4PM
VSU Randolph Farm
Petersburg, VA
Mar 26 • 1PM – 3PM
King George Ext Office
King George, VA
Find More Upcoming Workshops & Events Near You!
Select a map below to see educational workshops and events in your region.
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Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
Founded in 1882, Virginia State University is one of Virginia’s two land-grant institutions and is located 20 minutes south of Richmond in the village of Ettrick. VSU’s College of Agriculture consists of three academic departments: Agriculture, Hospitality Management, and Family and Consumer Sciences. Integrated within the College are an Agricultural Research Station; Randolph Farm, a 417-acre research and educational facility; and Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Upcoming Events

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Mar 17-18 • 8AM – 3PM
VSU – Gateway Event & Dining Hall • Colonial Heights, VA
Join military veteran farmers, landowners and agriculture professionals for an opportunity to hear about available resources, smart business strategies, and successful production practices—especially for those new and beginning veteran farmers who want to learn more about what it takes to farm profitability and sustainability.
Upcoming Workshops & Events
Feb 18 • 9AM – 12PM
Carver Center
Rapidan, VA
Feb 19 • 10AM – 2PM
Wedgewood Golf Center
Halifax, VA
Feb 19 • 10AM – 1PM
Paul D Camp Community College, Franklin, VA
Feb 20 • 1PM – 4PM
Wedgewood Golf Center, Halifax, VA
Feb 20 • 1PM – 4PM
Barrier Island Center, Machipongo, VA
Feb 25 • 8AM – 12PM
Matthews State Park,
Galax, VA
Feb 26 • 10AM – 12PM
VSU Randolph Farm
Petersburg, VA
Feb 27 • 1PM – 3PM
Prince Edward Ext. Office
Farmville, VA
Feb 29 • 9AM – 1PM
Bluestone- Harmony Baptist Association
Keysville, VA
Mar 12-13 • 9AM – 4PM
VSU Randolph Farm Pavilion
Petersburg, VA
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Every Saturday
March 7 – May 30, 2020 • 9AM – 3PM
VSU Randolph Farm Pavilion
Petersburg, Virginia
Find More Upcoming Workshops & Events Near You!

Piedmont Regional Goat and Sheep Conference

2020 Piedmont Regional Goat & Sheep Conference

We are excited to announce the Piedmont Regional Goat & Sheep Conference will be on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Guilford County Center, 3309 Burlington Rd. Greensboro, NC. This conference is an informative event for beginners and advanced alike with a focus on sheep and goat management. Registration starts at 9 a.m. with the program starting at 9:30 a.m. and ending by 3:45 p.m.

New for 2020 – we will be adding a trade show! You will be able to visit with various businesses and agency partners throughout the entire day.

Topics to include: first aid/working with a veterinarian, lambing/kidding, shearing with demo, hoof trimming with demo, livestock guardian animals, and pasture/grazing management.

Please check out the flyer for the agenda and speaker bios.

Registration fee is $20 (includes lunch) and due by April 15. Everyone must pre-register this year – NO on-site/walk-ins will be accepted.

Register online here: https://go.ncsu.edu/goatsheep2020

*Please note that Extension has moved to using Eventbrite for registration. This will become the new norm for all events. Let us know if you have any questions!

Lauren Langley
Extension Agent
Agriculture- Livestock & Forages
P: 336-570-6740
C: 336-266-0702
Alamance County Center
209-C N. Graham-Hopedale Rd.
Burlington, NC 27217

Next Sale

The SVMGA is in the process of planning our next sale.  We have a couple of options.
If the members have sufficient animals to sell, we would like to plan a sale at Hollering Hills, prior to Easter, on  Saturday March 28th.  In order for this to be successful and attract multiple buyers we would need approximately 200 animals.
The other option would be to consider a sale in May.
We have a meeting Monday afternoon, so please let me know this week if you will have animals to sell and when you think they will be marketable size.

Wild & Woolly

Wild & Woolly is a quarterly newsletter for sheep and goat producers and anyone else interested in small ruminants.

To unsubscribe from this newsletter listserv, send an email to listserv@listserv.umd.edu. In the body of the message, write unsubscribe sheepgoatnews
Susan Schoenian

Sheep & Goat Specialist

University of Maryland Extension

sschoen@umd.edu

 

Upcoming Events

Barn on a small farm
January 16 • 1PM – 4PM
King & Queen Library
St. Stephens Church, VA
January 21 • 9AM – 12PM
Advance Learning Center
South Hill, VA
Farm estate with a red house on acres of land
January 22 • 10AM – 12PM
Wedgewood Golf Center
Halifax, VA
Cut timber ready to be sold
January 23 • 10AM – 12PM
Appomattox Ext. Office
Appomattox, VA
Barn on a small farm
January 23 • 1PM – 4PM
Randolph Farm Pavilion
Petersburg, VA
Field of industrial hemp
January 29 • 9AM – 1PM
Randolph Farm Pavilion
Peterburg, VA
Find Something New Near You!
Select a map below to see educational workshops and events in your region.
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NORTHERN
SOUTHSIDE
SOUTHEAST
SOUTHWEST
Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
Founded in 1882, Virginia State University is one of Virginia’s two land-grant institutions and is located 20 minutes south of Richmond in the village of Ettrick. VSU’s College of Agriculture consists of three academic departments: Agriculture, Hospitality Management, and Family and Consumer Sciences. Integrated within the College are an Agricultural Research Station; Randolph Farm, a 417-acre research and educational facility; and Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Winter Forage Conference

Attention Producers:

The winter forage conference series sponsored by the VFGC will held in Chatham at the ODAC on Wednesday, January 22nd!

Registration is $50 and includes lunch and materials.  VFGC is bringing in two of the best speakers in the eastern US for the event.

You can register quick and easy online at https://vaforages.org/2020-winter-forage-conferences/, or print & mail the Reg Form.

*Kevin Yon will be sharing his story of how he started with 100 head of Angus females in 1996 and now they have grown to 1,200 head of registered brood cows and 590 commercial cows and how their operation supports his family who all work on the farm.

*Dr. Dan Undersander, Professor Emeritus from University of Wisconsin, with over 40 years working in the industry, who is known internationally for his expertise in making quality hay, baleage and silage as well as modifying and adjusting equipment to optimize the forage harvesting process will be here to talk about making quality hay and balege in support of your grazing system.

 

2020 VFGC Winter Forage Conferences Brochure

Small Ruminant Webinar

University of Wisconsin will be hosting a small ruminant webinar on January 15 from 7:30 to 9 pm. The speaker is Dr. Dan Morrical, retired Sheep Extension Specialist from Iowa State University and now nutrition consultant with Premier 1 Supplies. Dr. Morrical will speak on late gestation nutrition.

https://www.wisfarmer.com/story/news/press-release/2020/01/07/university-wisconsin-small-ruminant-webinar-series-starts-january-15/2831066001/?fbclid=IwAR3Jh9gzWA_kIFE1l-ceJJHIq69Oc1kqNgkFbjJusbOwel0pt59mBJ0rKT0
Susan Schoenian

Sheep & Goat Specialist

University of Maryland Extension

sschoen@umd.edu

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