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posted Feb 28, 2011, 12:05 PM by brian talbert


DATE:  Sunday, March 6th
TIME:  2pm – 5pm (we might not use the full 3 hours)
WHERE:   Frederick County Extension/4-H Office  (300 Montevue Ln, Frederick)
This is meeting is an opportunity to sign-up for the 2011 project year, for both participants from previous years as well as potential new members.   If you know of anybody interested in the project, please forward this along or share with your clubs.


INTRODUCTION:    Discussing packgoats, goals of the group, and meeting potential new members.
2011 FORMS:   I will have copies of required forms for signature.    I do also need a copy of your 2011 health forms on hand for our outings.    You can simply provide me with a copy of what you submitted for your club.

PLANNING:   We’ll discuss schedules and activities for the year.   I will have a tentative schedule of dates/activities in-hand and we can discuss other activities or specific areas of interest anyone might like to see worked into the schedule.

YOUTH LEADERSHIP:   As a “project” group we don’t have a formalized set of youth leaders.  However, I would like to see the project participants take a larger role in planning and leading some of the activities this year.   Be thinking about activities you’d be comfortable leading, be it planning and leading a hike, demonstrating rope tying techniques, leading a discussion on disease, etc.

OHIO PACKGOAT RENDEVOUS:    I will be planning to attend this event and think it would be a great opportunity to work in as a club.   The dates are from June 23rd-26th.  Please be prepared to confirm at this meeting if you like to attend and we can discuss the logistical challenges in making this happen.

NUTRITION:   I will provide a brief talk about nutrition, things that you should be considering in the feeding of your packgoats, some of the basic elements of goat nutrition, and how to determine if you are giving your goat the proper balance of nutrients.