The Halifax County Breakfast Series

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! The Halifax County Breakfast Series starts in November. The series is open to producers from the entire region and not just Halifax County.

Each meeting runs from 9 am until 11 am and includes breakfast, as well as expert speakers on the following topics:

November 13 – Beef Cattle Genetics, Reproduction, AI & Overall Livestock Health

December 11 – Soil Health & Soil Testing

January 8 – Ag Policy & Conservation Agency Programs

February 12 – Row Crop Production

March 12 – Forestry Management & Generation Next

Please RSVP to 434-476-7923 no later than the Friday before the meeting as we need an accurate count for breakfast. The meetings are free to attend. Each meeting will be held at the Halifax County Agricultural Marketing Center.

The Breakfast Series is presented by: Halifax Soil & Water Conservation District, NRCS, Extension and Halifax County Agricultural Development.

SVMGA Sept 22 Sale Results

There were 136 animals sold Sat. morning, gross sale $14,135.00, net $13.998.00.
The prices per pound were:
kids                 $2.00
cull goats           1.10
lambs                 1.50
cull sheep            .75
Thank you so much to our few faithful volunteers that worked hard to put up panels and make sure the sale ran smoothly.
Don’t forget the meeting Thursday night starts at 6:00

2018 Small Ruminant Field Day

2018 Small Ruminant Field Day
SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
VSU RANDOLPH FARM
Virginia State University
RANDOLPH FARM PAVILION
4415 River Road • Petersburg, VA
9AM-3PM
Common Health Issues and When to Call a Veterinarian
With keynote presentation by Dr. Niki Whitley, animal science Extension specialist, Fort Valley State University, Georgia, as well as other information and presentations from Virginia State University researchers and Virginia Cooperative Extension specialists and staff.
REGISTRATION IS $10 PER PERSON & INCLUDES LUNCH.
For more information, contact the Small Ruminant Program office at (804) 524-5960.

Cost-Share Opportunity

Sheep and Goat Producers,

Attached is information about an awesome opportunity for you all. There is cost-share funds available for a variety of items specifically for Sheep and Goat Producers. PLEASE NOTE THE QUICK DEADLINE.

I would suggest by reading the Program Guidelines to see if it fits your needs. If I can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to call.

Thanks,

Rebekah Slabach

Program Guidelines for Greater Appalachian Sheep and Goat Improvement Initiative – Updated August 16

Application for sheep and goat grant 2.4.15

Agribusiness plan

zW-9 Form Dec 2014