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Fall Workshop Series

Land Leases and Laws
Wednesday, October 28
6:30 p.m.
Presented by Ashley Newhall. Ashley is a legal specialist at the University of Maryland in the Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, who specializes in agricultural law and its effects on agriculture producers. She will discuss what is necessary to legally lease your land for agricultural use and protect your rights as a landowner.

Grain Marketing Basics
Wednesdays, November 4, 18, and December 2, 9, and 16
6:30 p.m.
A series of meetings led by John Newhall. John, who has been with the University of Maryland
Cooperative Extension for 30 years, has taught grain marketing, is a registered broker, is affiliated with Allendale Inc. of McHenry, Illinois, and writes a weekly marketing column in the Delmarva Farmer.
Participants of this series are encouraged to bring a laptop.

All programs are FREE and will be held at the Appoquinimink Community Library, 651 North Broad St., Middletown, DE 19709. The workshop series are subject to change based on the number of participants.
Pre-registration is required.
If you have special needs in accessing these programs, please call the office two weeks in advance.

To register or request more information, please call our office at
(302) 831-2506 or email Serena at serenac@udel.edu.
Please register by Friday, October 23.
It is the policy of the Delaware Cooperative Extension System that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin.

Vegetarians Eat Meat

From Dairy Herd Management

Lighter Side: 1 in 3 vegetarians eat meat when drunk

“One tequila, two tequila, three tequila… screw it, give me a bacon cheeseburger.”

In a poll conducted by VoucherCodesPro in the U.K., a third of the vegetarians surveyed fessed up to eating meat after overindulging in alcohol, with 63 percent holding strong to their diet after knocking back a few.

Here’s a breakdown of information from the weak 37 percent of 1,789 vegetarian Brits who participated in the survey:

  • 34 percent admitted to breaking their meat-free diet every time they get drunk
  • 26 percent said they ate meat “fairly often” after drinking
  • 22 percent said they “rarely” ate meat when drinking
  • 18 percent “occasionally” broke diet when drunk

“Let me just quote the late, great, Colonel Sanders. He said, “I’m too drunk to taste this chicken.”’ – Ricky Bobby

But if you’re a vegetarian who suddenly gets a hankering for meat after poppin’ bottles all night, what will be your food of choice? For those surveyed:

  • 39 percent – Kebab meat
  • 34 percent – Burgers
  • 27 percent – Bacon
  • 19 percent – Fried Chicken
  • 14 percent – Pork Sausage

And finally, of the 37 percent with the meat munchies, a whopping 69 percent kept their affairs in the closet, with only 31 percent sharing their weakness with others.

November 5th Small Ruminant Health Workshop with Dr. Wendy Freeman, VMD

As part of a larger small ruminant health grant, please join us on the evening of November 5, 2015 at the Paradee Center in Dover, Delaware for our initial workshop in a series of health related workshops to focus on vital signs and health assessments and recognizing the signs and symptoms of pre-parturient diseases (diseases of pregnant ewes/does) and diseases in lambs and kids.  Our featured guest speaker for the evening will be nationally recognized expert on small ruminant veterinary care, Dr. Wendy Freeman, VMD.

Dr. Freeman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School in 1985.  After graduation, Dr. Freeman completed an internship and residency in Field Service at the University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center in 1988.  Following her residency, Wendy joined the faculty at New Bolton Center and became Assistant Professor of Medicine and Field Service in 1992, where she worked on developing and directing the small ruminant program.  Dr. Freeman directed the reproductive program and implemented total health care and clinical studies of the teaching flock.  Wendy is one of the most experienced small ruminant specialists in the United States and sees both large and small animal patients at Longwood Veterinary Center in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania on a full-time basis.

The Small Ruminant Health Program is a project developed by University of Delaware extension professionals Susan Garey and Dan Severson in response to a deficiency of veterinarians in the region with the desire to treat small ruminants. As a result, producers need to further develop their skills in assessing animal health and treating common diseases.  A Risk Management Grant Proposal was funded by the Northeast Extension for Risk Management Education Center to develop the project. A needs assessment was completed to determine needs for technical training and skill development. If producers can develop knowledge and skills in assessing animal health, recognizing disease symptoms, determining treatment and performing treatment skills, producers can ultimately reduce mortality rates increase productivity of their flocks and herds.

For questions or to register for this free workshop, please contact Susan Garey, Extension Agent Animal Science, University of Delaware (302)730-4000 truehart@udel.edu or Dan Severson, New Castle County Extension Agricultural Agent, (302)831-8860 or severson@udel.edu  If you have any special needs in accessing this program, please let us know two weeks in advance.

Cooperative Extension Education in Agriculture and Home Economics, University of Delaware, Delaware State University, and the United States Department of Agriculture cooperating. Distributed in furtherance of Acts of Congress of May 8 and June 30, 1914. It is the policy of the Delaware Cooperative Extension System that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin.

This material is based upon work supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2012-49200-20031

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Fall Workshops

Farm Succession Planning Workshop

November 3rd 6:30pm – 8:30 pm
Kent County Extension – Paradee Center
69 Transportation Circle, Dover, DE

Sponsored by:
University of Delaware Extension and
University of Maryland Ag Law Extension Program

Communication and goal setting are two important tools that families use in farm transition and succession planning. There are other fundamental elements of succession planning as well. This workshop will serve both as an introductory session for some families and a refresher session for other families who may have begun succession planning.

Presenters will include:

Paul Goeringer and Ashley Newhall – University of Maryland
Dan Severson and Laurie Wolinski – University of Delaware

Pre-registration is encouraged – Lgw@udel.edu or 302-831-2538

 

Fall 2015 Agriculture Workshop Series
Land Leases and Laws
Wednesday, October 28
6:30 p.m.
Presented by Ashley Newhall. Ashley is a legal specialist at the University of Maryland in the Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, who specializes in agricultural law and its effects on agriculture producers. She will discuss what is necessary to legally lease your land for agricultural use and protect your rights as a landowner.

Grain Marketing Basics
Wednesdays, November 4, 18, and December 2, 9, and 16
6:30 p.m.
A series of meetings led by John Newhall. John, who has been with the University of Maryland
Cooperative Extension for 30 years, has taught grain marketing, is a registered broker, is affiliated with Allendale Inc. of McHenry, Illinois, and writes a weekly marketing column in the Delmarva Farmer.
Participants of this series are encouraged to bring a laptop.

All programs are FREE and will be held at the Appoquinimink Community Library, 651 North Broad St., Middletown, DE 19709. The workshop series are subject to change based on the number of participants.
Pre-registration is required.
If you have special needs in accessing these programs, please call the office two weeks in advance.

To register or request more information, please call our office at
(302) 831-2506 or email Serena at serenac@udel.edu.
Please register by Friday, October 23.
It is the policy of the Delaware Cooperative Extension System that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin.