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2012 Packgoat Project Informational and Signup

posted Feb 16, 2012, 8:35 AM by brian talbert

2012 Packgoat Project Informational and Sign-Up

As the winter begins to wind down it is time to start thinking about the 2012 Packgoat Project!   We have some exciting activities coming up and some changes to our 2012 fair program that I think everyone will be really pleased about.

Our annual information and signup night will be held March 11th this year, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at The Common Market.

For new and prospective members, this is your opportunity to learn all about the project.     The primary focus is on training goats for trail readiness and learning outdoor skills for enjoyment of the backcountry.    In addition we work on training the goats for an obstacle demonstration at The Great Frederick Fair.     There will be a short presentation at the meeting to outline the project and answer any questions you may have.

In addition, we will provide details of a Packgoat Essay contest being offered to eligible intermediate and junior 4-Hers.     The grand prize for the essay will be a spring-born Oberhasli wether!!      But of course you need not even own a goat to participate in the project.     Many 4-Hers have participated using the lease program to utilize a goat owned by another member for as little as $1.