Sheep and Goat Seminar

The 2015 Sheep and Goat Seminar will focus on marketing tips to equip producers with the skills and knowledge to improve their business. Topics will include using the internet to expand your market, researching your market, branding your product, determining a profitable price, and developing a marketing plan.

When: Saturday, November 14th, 2015. 9am – 4pm
Where: Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield
Cost: $35 per person

 

Tentative Schedule:

8:30 AM               Check-in
9:00 AM               Welcome
9:10 AM               Marketing Tips for Farm Business Success
10:20 AM             Questions & Break
10:40 AM             Sheep & Goat Markets and How They Work
Noon                     Lunch
1:00 PM                Update on the UMaine parasitology project
1:30 PM                Branding and Marketing Via Social Media
2:45 PM                Panel Discussion – Marketing Meat, Milk, Fiber
3:45 PM                Evaluation & Adjourn

Small Ruminant Parasite Workshop

June 15, 6:30-8:30pm: Small Ruminant Parasite Workshop

A workshop for sheep and goat producers is planned for Monday evening, June 15, 2015 at the Maine Forest Service located at 356 Shaker Road (Route 26) in Gray, Maine. Dr. James Miller, a parasitologist from Louisiana State University, will be presenting a talk titled “What sheep & goat producers ought to know about internal parasites”. This workshop is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Maine Sheep Breeders Association. Feel free to arrive at 6:00pm for a time to ask specific questions or request advice on addressing parasite problems.