Ivan Rush * President * 308-635-0156 Pam Perry * Website Manager * 308-631-6398
The Western Nebraska Sheep and Goat Association mission is to support, improve and strengthen the Western Nebraska's sheep and goat Ag community and it's infrastructure, through education, networking and marketing programs.
I am pleased things are coming together for the NS&GA Annual Meeting September 13 and 14. I have been in communication with Al Weeder, President of the NS&GA plus have had a planning meeting with Tom Tarr, Patty Pitman, and Clint Riesen.
September 13 meeting:
The Western Nebraska Sheep and Goat Association will host the group from NSGA Friday Evening at 6:00 PM at the Legacy of the Plains (Farm and Ranch Museum), 2930 M street, Gering for a roast leg of lamb meal. This will give the West, Central and East sheep and goat producers an opportunity to interact informally during the evening. We would like to have you let us know (308 641-1234) at email@example.com if you plan to attend (RSVP) and if you are a member of the WNSGA would you be able to bring a salad or dessert?
Saturday, September 14 - Tour
A tour of 3 operations has been scheduled where the operations will have a show and tell for anyone interested.
8:30 a.m. Riesens, Clint and Nanci, 80160 CR 31 Scottsbluff,
Primarily a commercial sheep operation - considering selling frozen lamb on line
9:40 a.m. Victory Hill Farms - Sara Pinet, 200444 County Road F, Scottsbluff
Grade A dairy goat milking operation and cheese factory at the farm - many marketing outlets
11:00 Don and Kathy Martin, 70029 CR 19, Yarnell Drive, Scottsbluff
Relative new in hair sheep - considering retailing home raised lamb - investigating lamb jerky
NS&GA Annual Meeting
1:30 p.m. at the Mitchell Event Center, Fairgrounds (Agenda will follow)
Don't forget to attend the Fiber Fair at the Mitchell Event Center on Saturday. They are offering many craft classes, two tours, and there will be many commercial booths with various products. If you want to attend the WSSGA tour, there will be time in the afternoon to take in a large part of the fiber fair. If you choose to take some of the excellent classes there may be a conflict so feel free to choose to fit your desires. The enroll for the classes at the Fiber Fair please go to http://nebraskafiberfair.com. Deadline for enrollment is Sept 6th
If any questions please feel free to contact me at 308 641 1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org