August Meeting Reminder

August 19, 2013

The monthly SVMGA business meeting will be Thursday, August 22, 7:00 p.m. at the Halifax Ag Center.   We will be discussing future sales as well as a proposed idea to change our scheduled monthly meetings to quarterly meetings beginning in January 2014.

All members are encouraged to attend, and as always, guests are welcome.



Trasitioning into Organic Meat Goat Production

August 17, 2013

The registration fee for the September 6, 2013 field day, Transitioning into Organic Meat Goat Production, held at Virginia State University’s Randolph Farm, will be waived for members of SVMGA.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this offer from Virginia State, contact SVMGA president Denise Hudson.


Goats to Clean Up Congressional Cemetery

August 2, 2013

In the very near future, the historic, 207-year-old Congressional Cemetery in the nation’s capital will be neatened up by a herd of hoofed helpers.

To read the full story, click here.


Small Ruminant Conference at VSU

August 2, 2013

Virginia State University is hosting the Transitioning into Production and Marketing conference for small ruminant producers, Friday, September 6, 2013, 8a to 3p at Virginia State.

For more information or to register, click here.


August Consignment Sale Postponed

August 1, 2013

The SVMGA consignment sale scheduled for August 17 has been postponed to September 28, 2013.  All other details concerning the sale remain the same and can be accessed here.

The SVMGA marketing committee determined that the market for goats is down in August, so they decided to postpone the sale until late September.