Sheep and Goat Seminar

The 2015 Sheep and Goat Seminar will focus on marketing tips to equip producers with the skills and knowledge to improve their business. Topics will include using the internet to expand your market, researching your market, branding your product, determining a profitable price, and developing a marketing plan.

When: Saturday, November 14th, 2015. 9am – 4pm
Where: Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield
Cost: $35 per person

 

Tentative Schedule:

8:30 AM               Check-in
9:00 AM               Welcome
9:10 AM               Marketing Tips for Farm Business Success
10:20 AM             Questions & Break
10:40 AM             Sheep & Goat Markets and How They Work
Noon                     Lunch
1:00 PM                Update on the UMaine parasitology project
1:30 PM                Branding and Marketing Via Social Media
2:45 PM                Panel Discussion – Marketing Meat, Milk, Fiber
3:45 PM                Evaluation & Adjourn

Meeting: Holiday Party at Kennebec Cheesery in Sydney

Our annual Holiday Party took place on Sunday, December 13th from noon to 4pm. Our host Jean Koons and her Kennebec Cheesery family provided an elegant space in which to taste some Holiday Cheese — a Romano-type that folks made around the Fourth of July…then we all enjoyed a pot luck lunch, a brief business meeting, and a Holiday Quiz.

We tasted Romano and Romano type cheeses made with goat, sheep, and cow milk, including a PDO Romano

We tasted Romano and Romano type cheeses made with goat, sheep, and cow milk, including a PDO Romano

A *small slice* of the goodies laid out for the Holiday Party

A *small slice* of the goodies laid out for the Holiday Party