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Calendar of Events and MSBA Board of Directors (BOD) Meetings 2016


January 12-14: 75th Maine Agricultural Trades Show. Civic Center, Augusta. The full schedule should be available soon at www.getrealmaine.com

January 13, MSBA meeting schedule:
5:00 pm Maine State Scrapie Board meeting
6:00 pm Welcome by the MSBA President
6:10 pm Sheep Experiences from Iceland: James Weber & Richard Brzozowski. The main focus of their recent trip to Iceland was on artificial insemination, but also included other sheep related topics relevant for sheep breeders in Maine such as ram selection, forages, facilities, management, sheep health, etc.
7:00 pm The Pros & Cons of MSBA opening to Goat Producers (MS&GBA): Richard Brzozowski facilitating
8:00 pm Adjourn


January 27-30 American Sheep Industry Association Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Lisa Webster will attend the state presidentsí meeting and report back to the membership in a future newsletter issue.
Brant Miller will attend as director and report back to the membership in a future newsletter issue.
For more information and convention schedule, visit http://sheepusa.org

February 22: Submission deadline for The Producerís spring issue.

February 23, 6:30pm: BOD meeting via conference call. Call in number will be provided to BOD members prior to the meeting. If you would like to participate, please contact Gary at garya@maine.edu>

March 5: Beginner Level Shearing School, at Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport.

March 9, 9am to noon: Ag Day at the Legislature, Augusta.

April 15-16 (Friday afternoon and Saturday): Blade Shearing School with Kevin Ford at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester. Limit of ten participants.

May 14-15: New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival, Deerfield Fairgrounds, Deerfield, NH. Visit www.nhswga.org for more information.

May 20-22: New England Livestock Exhibition (NELE), Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor. More information at http://www.northeastlivestockexpo.com/ May 20 is Kids Day

June 4-5: Maine Fiber Frolic, Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor. More information at www.fiberfrolic.com/

June 4, 8am - 12pm: Wool Pool, at the Maine Fiber Frolic. More information to follow.

July 24: Open Farm Day, statewide. More information at www.getrealmaine.com

September 23-25: Common Ground Fair, Unity. More information at www.mofga.org

October 1-2: Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival, Tunbridge, VT. More information at www.vtsheepandwoolfest.com

October 15-16: New York State Sheep & Wool Festival, Rhinebeck, NY. More information at www.sheepandwool.com


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