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Third Goat and Sheep Roundup will be Aug. 14-15 in Greensboro, NC

August 06, 2009

Media Contact: Martha Mobley, Cooperative Extension, Franklin County, 919.496.3344 or martha_mobley@ncsu.edu

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, along with several goat and sheep producer associations in North Carolina, will host the N.C. Goat & Sheep Producers Roundup III, Aug. 14-15 in Greensboro.

The event will be held at the Guilford Extension Center, 3309 Burlington Road in Greensboro, and N.C. A&T State University Research Farm, also in Greensboro. Goat and sheep producers, along with youth in the Southeast, are invited to this educational event to share and learn more about the latest issues related to the production of sheep and dairy and meat goats.

Experts from around the United States will address many topics of interest to sheep and goat producers. Special features of the conference will include an North Carolina Chefs Cook-Off of both chevon and lamb for Friday’s lunch. On Saturday, a youth program will be added, targeting youth interested in fitting and showing goats and sheep for competitions.

Pre-registration cost is $35 per day for adults 19 and older and $10 per day for youth, with a $10 late fee after July 31. The FAMACHA certification (parasite detection in goats) cost is $12 extra. The conference fee includes a lunch, along with the printed proceedings.

For event information and for registration information, go to franklin.ces.ncsu.edu. Download a registration for from the Web site and send with a check payable to: Franklin County Cooperative Extension, Attn: Goat & Sheep Roundup III, 103 South Bickett Blvd., Louisburg, NC 27549.

For more information about trade show display spaces, contact Karen McAdams, Orange/Durham Counties Extension agent, at 919.732.2060 or karen_mcadams@ncsu.edu or Eileen Coite, Wayne County Extension agent, at 919.731.1525 or eileen_coite@ncsu.edu.

Posted by Natalie at August 6, 2009 10:07 AM