NC Sheep Producers Meeting January 17

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Sheep at Bonlee Grown Farm

Sheep at Bonlee Grown Farm. Photo by Debbie Roos.

The North Carolina Sheep Producers’ Association will hold its annual educational and business meeting on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Guilford County Extension Office in Greensboro from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The meeting will feature an educational program on Lambing Time Management for New and Old Producers by Austin Armstrong of Armstrong Club Lambs in Stokes County. In addition, Ann Fay of Rising Meadow Farm in Liberty will present Direct Marketing Lamb and Wool Products based on her years of experience on her family’s farm.

Other educational topics include an overview of how wool is processed and utilized in North Carolina from local companies Carolina Non-Wovens and National Spinning Company. Brent Jennings, NCSU 4-H Youth Livestock Specialist, will give an update on youth activities as well as conduct a program on sheep for youth. There will also be an update on the scrapie disease program as well as opportunities to network with fellow sheep producers. The educational  topics should be especially useful for beginning sheep producers. The event will end at 3:00 p.m.

For more information or to register for the event,  contact secretary  Alesia Moore at 919-554-1187 or visit the NC Sheep Producers website.

Please register before Jan. 13th.  Cost is $5 per person or $10 per family payable at the door.

The Guilford County Extension Office is located at 3309 Burlington Rd. in Greensboro. In case of inclement weather that day, call 919-732-7701 or check the  website.