January Meeting

Dear SVMGA members,

The third week of January is here! It’s hard to fathom how quickly 2018 became history, and how rapidly 2019 is marching along.

So, the SVMGA first meeting of the year is Thursday evening at 7 pm at the Halifax County Agricultural Center. Wow! Came up in a hurry.

This meeting it’s time to “re-.”

Renew memberships, after March, the renewal rate of $10.00 jumps to $20.00. (Dues can be mailed to Ed McKinney, 9000 Philpott Road
South Boston Virginia 24592, checks made out to SVMGA.)

Review last year: What we did, what we spent, etc.

Revisit supporting the Jr. Livestock shows. Do we want to maintain the same amount of support, increase or decrease?

Re-elect officers? Are there any volunteers out there who want to be President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer?

Remit your surveys to Andrea McKinney. In order to better serve the membership, Andrea sent an emailed survey to you guys. If you did not get her email, please drop her a line at: bloomsburg.sobo@gmail.com.

Thanks, and hope to see you Thursday night at 7pm.

If you are unable to attend, please email me or call me with your ideas for educational programs in 2019. Would really like to know which topics are of interest.

Pam Alderson

Good afternoon,

Please see the attached flyer concerning a conservation easements workshop on January 31.  This workshop is open to residents in all counties (not just Halifax).

Please share with your friends, neighbors, and organizations.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you!

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