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Annual Meeting -- October 25, 2014

southPlease join us for the 2014 Annual Meeting of the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Association. It will be held at the Epsom Fire Station on Saturday, October 25. Dust off your recipe books, because it’s a pot luck! Bring a tasty dish to share—entrees, side dishes, and desserts are all welcome.   Be sure to label your dish and bring an appropriate serving utensil (also labeled, of course).   Beverages will be provided.

Arrive between 5:45 and 6:00. We’ll eat from 6:00-7:00 and enjoy a (hopefully brief) business meeting starting as close to 7:00 as we can.

After the business meeting, Dot Perkins will talk to us about current research on parasite management. Dot is an Educational Program Coordinator for Food & Agriculture with the UNH Cooperative Extension and a wonderful resource for sheep producers in the state. She is earning her Masters degree from UNH in Animal Sciences where she is focusing on using condensed tannins in plants to control gastrointestinal parasites in organic livestock. Dot is an interesting speaker, and we can look forward to an informative and entertaining talk.

One of the benefits of membership in the NHSWGA is that your business cards can be displayed in our card rack at the Farm & Forest Exposition and the Sheep & Wool Festival. If you want your cards included this year, please bring a small stack of them with you to the meeting. There is no better place to have them get to a very targeted audience.

Our annual membership expires in November, so don’t forget to fill out the membership form on page 4 and bring it with your check for $15 to renew.

If you have any questions or would like to add an item to the business meeting agenda, please contact any board member.

2015 NH Sheep & Wool Festival

The 2014 festival was a success with a good crowd and fantastic lectures, workshops, vendors, and exhibits.   Needless to say, we’re already planning the 2015 festival. Mark your calendars for May 9& 10 because you won’t want to miss the fun!

If you would like to advertise in the booklet, please complete the form on page 4 of the newsletter and send it on to Kathy Bugbee.   She is taking over the booklet from Thelma Curtis, who has been doing a fabulous job on it for the past couple of years.

We are always looking for volunteers to join the festival committee. Just give one of the festival co-chairs a call and they can tell you about the many opportunities to help out. It’s a great way to get more involved with the association and meet some new friends.

Interested in vending? We still have booth space available, so email Joan Chapin for more information. The contact information for all the current festival committee members and chairs is found on page 2.

Hope you’ll join us!