April Farm Tour

March 26, 2012

SVMGA members Dave and Mary Snyder of Snyder Farm will be hosting a farm tour on Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Their address is 1071 Hatcher Trail, Scottsburg, VA.

The guest speaker will be Anne Zajac, DVM, MS, PhD, Parasitology.  Dr. Zajac is an associate professor with the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology.  In 2008, the American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists awarded Dr. Zajac their Distinguished Service Award.  Her presentation is a must-see for anyone concerned with raising healthy goats.

Remember folks, Snyder Farm is a working farm.  Please do not bring pets.  Youngsters and city folk should be kept under close supervision.  Please do not feed the animals and watch your fingers and loose clothing at all times.

Directions to the Snyder Farm:  From 360 & 344 (Scottsburg) go east on Rt. 344 through the town of Scottsburg, turn right on Coleman Rd (Rt. 726). Go 1/4 mile then turn left on Hatcher Trail (Rt. 910), go to “End of State Maintenance” sign then turn left, go to 1071 sign and turn left through green gate, follow driveway to end.

The Snyders do not have many chairs on the farm, so they have asked that all guests bring one with them.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see how the Snyders do goats and hear an informative lecture from an expert of Parasitology.



Newsletter and Business Meeting Reminder

March 12, 2012

The March 2012 SVMGA newsletter has been posted.  You can access it via the Newsletters page or by clicking here.

Don’t forget the monthly business meeting, Thursday, March 22, 7:00 p.m. at the Halifax County Ag Center.  The guest speaker will be Dave Artigues of Elodie Farms.  He will be speaking about his dairy goat operation.

Elodie Farms, located just south of the border in Rougemont, NC, is well known for their superior goat cheeses and gourmet meals (prepared by local chefs as part of Elodie Farms’ Dinner on the Porch series).  You can get more information about Elodie Farms at elodiefarms.com.

Elodie Farms Cheeses

You don’t want to miss this meeting!