Virginia Cooperative Extension is proud to offer the first Valley Hay/Forage Superbowl. Program will offer 5 categories with the top 3 in each category receiving prizes. For more information please refer to the hay contest flyer. To sign up for information about how to enter the contest please contact John Benner at

Maximizing Animal Performance On Summer Pasture.  August 16 at 1055 Craigshop Road, 6 PM.  Virginia Forage and Grassland Council and Virginia Coopertive Extension will host the Summer Forage Tour - Maximizing Animal Performance on Summer Pasture.  Native fescue vs. MaxQ for stocker gains.  Grazing management, pinkeye and fly control, implanting calves and shade will be covered. To register please contact Matt Booher at

Small Ruminant Silvopasture & Genetic Selection Seminar.  Wed. Sept. 6 at McCormick Farm - 4pm - 8pm. Program will focus on outlining basic planning and potential benefits to adapting silvopasture for small ruminants.  Program will include a genetic talk by Dr. Scott Greiner on selection for parasite resistant sheep and a scrapie program update by Dr. Bruce Bowman. To register or for more information, please contact John Benner at

Opportunities for Wool Sheep - October 14, Augusta Gov Center, 8:30 - 3:30 pm.  Guest speakers will includewool consultant Bob Padula, veterinarian and Corridale Breeder Geof Ruppert, among others.  Clink on the link for the flyer for full details.  To register or for more information, please email John Benner at

Wool Handling School - Blue Ridge Community College - April 7 & 8, 2018,  Program sponsored and presented by American Sheep Industry Association.  Topics covered include wool fiber characteristics, wool handling practices and much much more!  Please contact John Benner at for more information.