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Raising meat goats is topic of workshop

October 24, 2006

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Are you interested in meeting the demand for ethnic market food products? Would you like to learn how to market to these audiences? Have ever thought about raising meat goats?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, consider attending "Ethnic Marketing and Meat Goats" on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office in Chambersburg, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The session will include an introduction to ethnic marketing, some of the emerging product demands, and explore meat goats as an agricultural enterprise.

Sandra Miller of Painted Hand Farm in Newburg, Pa. will share her experience raising meat goats and serving the ethnic traditions.

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Admission is $20 per person and includes all materials, as well as a snack. Space is limited; pre-registration is required by Nov. 9.

Contact the Extension office if you require reduced fees or waiver of fees to attend this program.

For more information about starting your own greenhouse, growing micro greens, or to register for the session, contact Amber Lockawich at the Penn State Cooperative Extension office in Franklin County at 717-263-9226.

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