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PLEASE HELP: In April we will need to choose Board members, please sent in nominations, and we will also take names from the floor. There will be 3 -2year terms and 2-3year terms. So we will need 5 people willing to help out. Board members need to paid up on their dues, be willing to met 4 times a year (a couple of those meetings can be by e-mail or conference calls) and help out at one or two functions. We have a lot of potential in this association and with the grant possibilities this should be a really great next year or two!
MMGGA members were interested in a Spring Project Kid Sale, having some sort of event/auction for 4-H and other youth to pick out fair kids to show. Unfortunately MMGGA did not have the funds to host an event like this in 2006. I would like to keep this idea cooking and see if we couldn't plan it for 2007. In order for this to be a success every member will need to do a little leg work. I would like to ask everyone to compile a list of 4-H and FFA club/ leaders in your county or area that show goats. Then we can send a survey to the leaders to share with their clubs to see what their needs are, and we would have a very good mailing list to work off from.
I urge everyone to get their 2006 MMGGA Dues in. I am working on a CD full of Farm Business plans, forms, articles, and work shop information to be free with 2006 MMGGA membership, they can be picked up at the meeting in April.
Web site has been updated check it out. http://web1.msue.msu.edu/eaton/michiganmeatgoatassociation.htm
Take Care and good luck with those babies!!!
Calendar of Events
March 11- Goat Day during ANR week at Michigan State. www.canr.msu.edu/anrweek/ This will be held in Anthony Hall (Shaw Lane and Farm Lane). The MMGGA will have a table.
March 17 - 18- 2006 Michigan Family Farms Conference at the McCamly Plaza Hotel in Battle Creek on. www.miffs.org I will be talking about meat goats
March 25- State 4-H Goat Expo at Anthony Hall MSU. For more information contact your MSU Extension office or call 517-432-7604.
April 3rd -MMGGA Grade Goat Sale, Manchester Livestock Market call Doug Brooks at 734-428-8352
April 8- MMGGA Meeting & Workshop, 1:30 pm at the MSU Pavilion, East Lansing MI., call/email to register
July 17-26 Ag Expo, Need people to help with the booth, MSU E. Lansing
Membership form. Dues: $25.00 per family
MMGGA C/O Kim Walton
4303 E Center Road
Hastings, MI. 49058
Membership dues: $25.00 Family
April 8th Meeting $5.00 x ______ =____________
Total enclosed $____________
Date received:_________ Check # ________
** Please write your e-mail address very clearly
4303 E. Center Rd
Hastings, MI 49058