Doe Breed Performance Seminar

June 30, 2017


Seminar on Evaluating Meat Goat Breeds

June 12, 2017

Dr. Richard Browning of Tennessee State University will speak Saturday July 22, 2017, at the Halifax County Agricultural Marketing Center, 1001 Farmway Lane (Route 922), Halifax, VA 24558 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Dr. Browning grew up raising and showing Red Brahman cattle in southeast Texas. He earned his PhD from Texas A&M University in animal reproduction and genetics. He has been evaluating meat goat breeds in Tennessee since 2002. He will discuss the results of his research on how the choice of doe breed affects herd performance. Lunch will be provided. There is no charge for this program, however registration is required. The deadline for registration is July 14, 2017.

To register for this event, please contact Rebekah Slabach, Agriculture Extension Agent, (434) 476-2147 or


May Business Meeting

May 22, 2017

Don’t forget this month’s business meeting!

Gene Dill, owner and operator of Hollering Hill Auction in Nathalie, VA, will share his ideas and goals for his new operation at the May business meeting Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

All members and the general public are invited to attend.


Goat Artificial Insemination Demo

May 3, 2017

Goat AI Demonstration, performed by Dr. Dahlia O’Brien (VSU Small Ruminant Specialist), Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Camp 23 Farm, 1200 Farm Road, South Boston.

Register/Arrive between 2:30-3 pm

AI Demo with Q&A: 3-4 pm

Call and register at Halifax Extension Office, 434-476-2147, for head count.


Halifax County Farm and Market Stroll

February 21, 2017

The inaugural Halifax County Farm & Market Stroll is Saturday, May 20, 2017!  Visitors from Halifax and surrounding areas are invited to visit Halifax County farms and markets to learn about Halifax and agriculture.  It is an excellent opportunity to highlight our community.

Click here for more information, including the policies & guidelines and registration form.  Please complete and return the registration form by March 15, 2017.


National Sheep Improvement Program Workshops

February 9, 2017


2016 Small Farm Symposium

September 27, 2016

The 2016 Small Farm Symposium will be held November 16, 2016 at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville, Va.  The even will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

SVMGA member Denise Hudson of Hudson Heritage Farms will be giving a talk in the morning on “Value Added.”

Halifax County extension agent Ashley M. Nauta will also be giving a morning talk on “Marketing.”

To register for the symposium, click here.

To see or download the symposium flyer, click here.