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Conference Information

Please join the MPWV Meat Goat Producers Association and the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Services

When: Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Why:  For a fantastic line-up of speakers for an educational seminar and field day

Location:  University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Office – Westminster, Maryland

     700 Agricultural Center Dr, Westminster, MD 21157

 

Time:  Registration 9:30 am

  (Coffee, Tea and Donuts will be served)

           Education sessions 10:00–12:00

                       (Youth track designed for those 18 and under)

     Lunch 12:00 – 1:00

       (Goat chili and hotdog lunch will be served)

     Education sessions 1:00–3:00


Cost:  Members: $10/person or $20/family (paid by May 15, 2014)

                           $15/person or $25/family  (if paid at the door)

  Non-members: $15/person or $25/family (paid by May 15, 2014)

                           $20/person or $30/family (if paid at the door). 

 

4H/FFA groups will be admitted free and lunch will cost $5.00/person. 

Lunch is included in the registration fee.

For more information, contact:

Pam Adams at (443) 802-3734 or pam.adams@hp.com

Willie Lantz at (301) 334-4121 or wlantz@umd.edu

Don Adams at (410) 404-8540 or adams0317@aol.com


MPWV Spring Educational Conference

University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Office

700 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster, MD 21157

 
The MPWV1 Meat Goat Producers Association will be holding an educational seminar on June 7th at the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Office in Westminster, MD. The seminar will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m and will be providing lunch for those in attendance.


Seminar topics will include: traditional veterinary and health care; selling your goats; pasture and nutrition; non-traditional goat health care; and the pros and cons of registering your goats. A separate educational track for youth is being planned. It will cover selecting, raising, and getting your kid(s) ready for the show and sale. Speakers will include veterinarians, extension agents, and experienced goat producers.

 

The day will begin with a very brief business meeting and discussion of upcoming events and then move right into the speakers.


The cost is for members $10 per person or $20 per family (paid by May 15th, 2014) or $15/person and $25/family (if paid at the door); non-members $15/per person or $25/per family (paid by May 15th, 2014) or $20/person and $30/family (if paid at the door).  Lunch is included in the registration fee.

4H/FFA groups will be admitted free and lunch will cost $5.00/student. 

One set of materials will be provided per family or 4H/FFA group

For more information, contact:

Pam Adams at (443) 802-3734 or pam.adams@hp.com

Willie Lantz at (301) 334-4121 or wlantz@umd.edu

Don Adams at (410) 404-8540 or adams0317@aol.com


The MPWV Meat Goat Producers Association was organized to promote the meat goat industry and provide its members with information to help them breed and market high quality meat goats. The association includes members from Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Membership dues are $35 for the first year and $20 for subsequent years.

 

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MPWV Meat Goat Association membership application

 

 

To register for the conference, please send check made out to MPWV to Don Adams, treasurer, 400 Bridgestone Drive, Eldersburg, MD 21784 no later than May 15, 2014 or call Pam Adams to make reservations.

 


MPWV 2014 Spring Conference

University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Office

700 Agricultural Center Drive, Westminster, MD 21157

June 7th, 2014

Tentative Agenda

 

9:30 – 10:00 Registration – Coffee, Tea, Donuts

 

10:00 - 10:20

Welcome and brief business meeting

 

MPWV meeting

-   Membership Report

-   Treasurer's Report

-   Secretary's Report

-   Election of Officers

 

Educational Conference

 

10:20 – 10:35  You can't eat the papers - so why register them?  Discussion on the benefits of registering your goats versus not (Pam Adams)

 

10:35 – 11:00   Traditional Veterinarian Care for Goats / How to work with your Vet  (To be announced)

 

11:00 – 11:30  Non-Traditional Goat Health - Gatorade and Pepto-Bismol?  Non-Traditional Goat Health Remedies Round Table discussion  - bring your ideas to share with others (Pam Adams, Willie Lantz, Susan Schoenian)

 

11:30 – 12:00 - Marketing your goats/Creating Co-ops? (Pam Adams)

 

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (Goat Chili will be served / Hot dogs will be available for those who can’t eat what they raise/sell)

 

1:00 – 1:45 Using FAMACHA and 5 Point Check to Monitor and diagnose goats and sheep (Susan Schoenian)

 

1:45 – 2:00 Using Anthelmintics (Susan Schoenian)

 

2:00 – 2:20 Raising those kids – some of the pitfalls we run into! Open discussion about what some folks have had to do to raise those bottle babies (Willie Lantz)

 

2:20 – 2:45 Using the internet for helpful hints/marketing of your animals (Pam Adams)

 

2:45 – 3:00 Follow-up and Survey

 


 

Youth Conference Track  (Levi Lantz and Aaron Lantz)

 

10:00 – 10:25  Selecting your 4H/FFA kid (Hands-on event outside with the goats)

 

10:25 – 11:00  Raising your kid for the local 4H/FFA fair

 

11:00 – 11:15  Break

 

11:15 – 11:45  How to get your kid ready for the big day

 

11:45 – 12:00  What to expect from the 4H/FFA livestock sale

 

12:00 – 1:00  Lunch

 

1:00 – 3:00    Join Adults for after lunch sessions