December 5, 2012
The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will offer a workshop on fiber animal production from 8:30 am-5:00 pm on Wednesday December 5 at the Silk Hope Farm Heritage Center in Silk Hope, NC. We offer a full day of educational programs and exhibits, plus lots of opportunities for sharing and networking and show and tell
Introduction and Learning Resources – Debbie Roos, Chatham County Cooperative Extension
Animal Care - Dr. Barbara Walton, DVM, Third Street Veterinary Clinic
How to Find a Veterinarian
First Aid Kit for the Farm
Common Ailments and Diseases
How to Control those Pesky Worms: Integrated Parasite Management for Small Ruminants – Dr. Niki Whitley, North Carolina A&T State University
Forage and Nutrition – Sam Groce, Chatham County Cooperative Extension, and Dr. Jean-Marie Luginbuhl, North Carolina State University
How to Establish & Maintain Pasture
Forage and Browse for the Piedmont Region
NCSU Research on Lespedeza for Parasite Control
Animal Spotlights: Producers will discuss breeds, harvesting fiber, unique production needs, and more!
Sheep - Ann Fay, Rising Meadow Farm
Angora Goats and Rabbits - Elaina Kenyon, Avillion Farm
Alpacas – Rosmarie Rosenbloom, Black Tulip Farms
Cashmere Goats and Llamas – Laura Young, Dew Dance Farm
Marketing Fiber (internet, farmers’ markets, fiber artist guilds, yarn shops, social media, etc. )
Income Potential from Fiber Animal Production
Exhibitors: All the producers will have exhibits of their fiber products and tools and equipment for harvesting and processing fiber.
A local lunch will be catered by Celebrity Dairy.
Participants will receive handouts and a Resource CD. Cost of the workshop is $45 and includes breakfast, local lunch, and the CD. Pre-registration is required. The deadline for registration is November 30. Space is limited so register early!
To register, visit Cooperative Extension’s Growing Small Farms website and download a registration form: http://bit.ly/GSFworkshops
Call 919-542-8202 or email Debbie Roos at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.