Monday, August 18, 2014

Value-Added Products is Theme of Field Day

Value-added products is the theme of the 2014 Virginia State University (VSU) Small Ruminant Field Day, to be held Friday, September 19, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at VSU's Randolph Farm in Petersburg, Virginia.

Dr. Paul Kuber
Speakers will include Dr. Paul Kuber from Ohio State University. Dr. Kuber will speak about small ruminant production and processing. Patricia Knight, owner of Nana's Dream Farm & Apiary will speak about small ruminant dairy production and processing. Theresa Nartea from Virginia Cooperative Extension will explain practical techniques for strategic marketing for small ruminant  products.

Afternoon activities will include small ruminant meat and dairy sample tastings, demonstrations of various  management practices, and the chance to learn about ongoing research projects  by VSU's Small Ruminant faculty.

The pre-registration deadline is September 12. The registration fee is $10 per person.You can register online at For registration information, contact Mollie Klein at or (804) 524-5906. For field day particulars, contact Dr. Dahlia O’Brien, VSU Small Ruminant Extension Specialist at or (804) 524-6963.

The event is also sponsored locally by Heretick Feed & Seed Company and Southern States Cooperative, both of Petersburg, Virginia.

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