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2013 Master Goat & Sheep Program

FAMU is holding the Master Goat and Sheep program that I took when I first got started.   Starting May 3rd, the program takes place over 6 days, on Fridays and Saturdays. The actual dates are May 3rd, 4th, 17th, 18th and June 1st, 8th. The program will be held at Cooperative Extension Program 4259 […]

Community Events

Cemetery Tour Saturday, April 13, 2013 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM East Madison St. at Henry St., Monticello, FL The Jefferson County Historical Association is pleased to invite you to a tour of the Historic 1827 Roseland Cemetery with accurate historic reenactments. You can also meet the founders of the Historic Society. Admission is free, although […]

Sheep and Goat Producers Meeting

The meeting was a big hit. This was a good start for us to network with like-minded people. I just finished listing everyone attending. Sixty folks. While most were from within 50 miles of us, there were Florida people from Jacksonville, Gainesville and places in-between. Others traveled from areas of Georgia and Alabama. There is a […]

Looking for Goat and Sheep Producers

The market in Florida and South Georgia has grown tremendously these last few years. Whether you are thinking of a pet or hobby farm, breeding stock or looking to increase a flock or herd for meat production, there is a market out there for you. There will be a meeting for folks considering raising and […]

Plan for the Success of Your Small Livestock Operation

Livestock specialists from the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) will present “Planning for Success: Starting a Small Livestock Enterprise” workshops at three locations in Florida during August.  NCAT’s August workshops in Florida will focus on poultry and small ruminants. Terrell Spencer, NCAT Sustainable Poultry Specialist, and Linda Coffey, NCAT Sheep and Goat Specialist, will […]

Sheep Conference a Success. It Rained!

All went well last weekend. There were members and potential new members from all over Florida and South Georgia. Education, information, networking, spinning demonstration, good food and best of all rain. We got one inch in about an hour. Not a complaint from anyone.  “I hope it is raining at our place.” was the common […]

Pauncho the Spanish Buck Has Moved to Haiti

A month or so ago, I was contacted by a group that provides “Kids for Kids” in Haiti. They need quality breeding goats to help improve the genetics of stock in this poverty stricken country. We had a young Spanish buckling that seemed to be what they needed and we agreed to give him to […]

Harvest Hosts at Golden Acres Ranch

Our newest adventure. We were approached several months ago by Kim and Don Greene of Harvest Hosts about opening our farm to RV travelers for 24 hour stays as they traveled the country. We read through the materials, spoke with Don a little more and decided to give it a try. So far, we have […]

Legislative Spouses Tour

On February 22, we were honored to be part of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau sponsored Legislative Spouses Tour. This annual event has been in Madison County in past years and Jefferson County hosted it for the first time this year. Spouses of Florida House and Senate members and other guests visited four local agriculture […]

Build a Greenhouse for Under $100

Dr. Jennifer Taylor, of FAMU’s State Wide Small Farms Program, is coordinating with the Camellia Garden Circle to conduct a workshop on how to Build a Greenhouse for Under $100 here at Golden Acres Ranch in Monticello, Florida. The workshop will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM. It is a free […]