There's TONS going on around the North Country this spring in regards to goats and other livestock. Here's a sample:
Schedule for Adirondack Goat Club events:
To get on the email list for the ADK Goat Club, please contact Rose Bartiss at email@example.com.
1/26/13 - ADK Goat Club general meeting -- Free! Potluck lunch, please bring food to share. We will talk about getting ready for kidding and getting ready for spring. All are welcome! Email firstname.lastname@example.org (Rose Bartiss) for directions and to RSVP. Location: Rose's farm in Vermontville, NY
4/6/13 (tentative) - Fecal Sampling and FAMACHA Certification Workshop --at Paul Smith's College. Coordinated by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Sheep and Goat program. Lecture on parasite management, learn to use a microscope to do fecal samples at home, become certified to use the official FAMACHA score card. Pre-registration required. Open to all goat and sheep owners in the North Country. There will be a fee for the workshop and for lunch. Stay tuned for more details.
Schedule for the St. Lawrence County Cornell Cooperative Extension in Canton, NY:
To get on the email list for the Cornell Cooperative Extension Sheep and Goat program, please contact Betsy Hodge at email@example.com.
Beef Discussion Group – January 30th at 7 pm at the Extension Learning Farm. Lynn Fountain, lawyer, will be the guest speaker. Everyone welcome.
Strategic Marketing Course for Livestock Farmers - February 5, 12 and 19th - $30.00 per farm – See article. Pre-registration required. Extension Learning Farm
North Country Pasture Meeting –Friday evening February 22nd, Copenhagen (Ron Kuck 788-8450 or firstname.lastname@example.org) and Saturday February 23rd 10:30 am Malone 911 Building, Bare Hill Rd. Jenn Colby, Pasture Program Coordinator for the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture, break-out sessions for sheep and diary, reports on some North Country farm trials. Contact Betsy Hodge at 315-379-9192 or email@example.com $30.00.
Sheep and Goat 101 – Saturday March 9th, 10:00-3:00, A beginners basics course for those new to sheep and goats or wanting to get started in sheep and goats. Lectures and hands on activities. Kids and families welcome. $10.00 per person or $20.00 per family. Please register with the office – pay at the door.
Spring Beef Week – March 12-16th – March 14th in St. Lawrence County, Cooperative Extension Learning Farm, Canton at 6:30 pm. Carol Gillis from the Beef Industry Council talking about what consumers want and Mike Baker on smart bull selection to produce quality beef. $5.00 Contact Betsy Hodge 315-379-9192 or firstname.lastname@example.org Available in other counties during the week.
Pre-season training for Direct Marketers – March 23rd – Food Safety for different venues and marketing channels. Insurance – do you need it and what kind do you need. Save the day! More details coming.
Bed & Breakfast Owners Guide to Working with Local Farmers – April 11, 1-4pm Extension Learning Farm. We are looking for farmers interested in working with B & B owners and vice versa. Most details coming. Save the Date!
Schedule for Ward Lumber Educational Workshops and Seminars in Jay, NY:
To get on the email list for Ward Lumber please visit www.wardlumber.com.
2/19/13 - Equine Night 6:30pm - 9pm. Free! Pizza and refreshments provided. Guest speaker: Stephen Duran from Performance Horse Nutrition. Go to www.wardlumber.com for more information and to RSVP.
2/26/13 (tentative) - Swine Night
4/2/13 (tentative) - Poultry Night
June 2013 - Chicken Harvest Workshop