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May 11 – FAMACHA Certification & Parasite Management for Small Ruminants will be held at Dickinson College Farm in Cumberland County, PA. Visit www.pasafarming.org for more information.
May 17-18 - The St Croix Hair Sheep Breeders Association, Inc. annual meeting will be held at The Just Right Ranch in Palestine, TX. Visit www.stcroixsheep.org or contact Rob Bass, (903) 948-0509 firstname.lastname@example.org or Joyce Keibler, (502) 228-3860 email@example.com for more information.
May 19 - Garfield Farm Museum’s 27th Annual Rare Breeds Show will be held 11am-4pm in LaFox, IL. Breeders from around the Midwest will display rare and historic types of livestock. Individual breeders may offer livestock and poultry for sale. Member participation by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. For more information, contact the museum at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.garfieldfarm.org.
May 19 – The Annual Draft Horse Plowing Demonstration will be held in Cato, NY. Contact Gordon Howard at (315) 436-5982 or email@example.com, or visit www.ny-state-draft-horse-club.org for more information.
May 20-22 – The American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control Conference will be held at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, GA. Visit www.acsrpc.org or call (478) 825-6474 for more information.
May 21 – Nourishing Ways of West Michigan: Got Goat Milk? will take place at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, MI. Call 616-450-1843, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.nourishingways.org for more information.
May 29 – Animal Handling Workshop for New & Beginning Farmers will be held at Sundance Life Farm in Bradford County, PA. Visit www.pasafarming.org for more information.
++June 1-2 – The Mother Earth News Fair will be held in Puyallup, WA. This fun-filled, family-oriented sustainable lifestyle event features dozens of practical, hands-on demonstrations and workshops on everything from beekeeping to using solar electricity. Visit http://www.motherearthnews.com/fair for more information.
June 8 – The Annual SVF Visitors Day will be held at the SVF Foundation in Newport, RI. Take a self-guided tour through the historic Swiss Village, peek into the facilities and meet the SVF laboratory, veterinary and animal care staff, attend live cryogenics and sheep shearing demonstrations, or try a local heritage breed burger from Julian’s Omnibus, a double-decker food truck. Call (401) 848-7229 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
June 12-13 - The Northwest Colorado Livestock Expo will be held at the fairgrounds in Moffat County, Craig CO from 12pm to 2:30. A poultry informational seminar will be held June 12, covering the APA and ABA youth program, ALBC, grooming for show, and showmanship. On June 13, a pountry show will be held from 8 to 10am.
June 8-15 – Dairy Goat Awareness Week
June 20-22 – American Highland Cattle Association 62nd Annual National Convention will be held in State College, PA. Highland farm tours, beef industry speakers, networking, great opportunity for veteran and novice breeders alike. All welcome; pre-registration required. For a registration flyer or more info on the breed, (303) 659-2399, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.highlandcattleusa.org.
++June 21-23 - The Jr. American Red Poll Association National Show will be held at the Guiliford County Agricultural Center in Greensboro, NC. For more info contact ARPA 765-425-4515, ARPA@americanredpolls.com.
June 28th or 29th – Two Boar Semen Collection Workshops geared toward heritage breed swine conservation is being held by the SVF Foundation at the University of Pennsylvania’s Swine Center. This in-depth training session has been developed to provide the hands-on skill set needed for a swine practitioner or small scale producer to collect and handle semen from a boar on the farm, perform initial analysis and processing, and ship semen to be used either for fresh artificial insemination (AI) by a fellow breeder, or to a facility for cryopreservation purposes. Contact Sarah Bowley at email@example.com or (401) 846-8670 for additional information and to register.
The American Dairy Goat Association National Show will be held at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, MN. Visit www.adga.com for more information.
August 2-4 – The Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference will be held in Kissimmee, FL. Visit http://smallfarms.ifas.ufl.edu for more information.
September 7-8 – The All-American Dairy Show Dairy Oxen Demo “Pulling Power from the Past” will be held in Harrisburg, PA. Visit www.allamerican.state.pa.us for more information.
++September 20-22 – The Mother Earth News Fair will be held in Seven Springs, PA. This fun-filled, family-oriented sustainable lifestyle event features dozens of practical, hands-on demonstrations and workshops on everything from beekeeping to using solar electricity. Visit http://www.motherearthnews.com/fair for more information.
September 21 – FAMACHA Certification & Parasite Management for Small Ruminants will be held at Three Cheers Farm in Clarion County, PA. Visit www.pasafarming.org for more information.
September 26-30 - The 2nd Annual National Goat Expo will be held at the McLean County Fairgrounds in Bloomington, IL. The event will host shows for all breeds of dairy, meat, and fiber goats, meetings, seminars, classes, clinics, demos, and 4H and FFA activities and shows for the kids. For more information, visit www.nationalgoatexpo.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 28-29 – The Draft Animal-Power Field Days will take place at the Orleans County Fairgrounds in Barton, VT. Visit www.animalpowerfielddays.org or call (802) 763-0771 for more information.
++October 12-13 – The Mother Earth News Fair will be held in Lawrence, KS. This fun-filled, family-oriented sustainable lifestyle event features dozens of practical, hands-on demonstrations and workshops on everything from beekeeping to using solar electricity. Visit http://www.motherearthnews.com/fair for more information.
October 12-19 – The American Dairy Goat Association Annual Convention will be held in Asheville, NC. Visit www.adgaconvention.com for more information.
October 30-November 2 – The National FFA Convention & Expo will be held in Louisville, Kentucky. Nearly 55,000 FFA members and guests gather to learn about careers in the agriculture industry, compete for scholarships, volunteer in the community and shape the future of the National FFA Organization. Visit https://www.ffa.org/Events/conventionandexpo/Pages/default.aspx for more information.
++++ November 8-9 – The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy's 2013 National Conference "Sowing the Seeds of Conservation" will be held in Cary, NC at the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle. Click here for more information!
November 15-17 - The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s 28th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference will be held in Durham, NC. CFSA’s mission is to advocate, educate and build connections to create sustainable food systems centered on local and organic agriculture. Learn more at www.carolinafarmstewards.org or (919) 542-2402.