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Annual fit testing will be on Monday, January 28th from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Thursday, February 7th from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Johnston County Ag Center. HRMA is charging $25 per person for the fit testing. Payment will be collected at the time of the test. There were some issues with seals last year. Please check seals by doing a seal test before coming in. If you were fitted last year, you must bring your respirator. If you were not fitted, you do not need to acquire a respirator prior to the fit testing. Medical clearance will be required for individuals who were not fitted last year. You can obtain medical clearance at www.respexam.com or at your local doctor's office. If you have questions, please call Tim Britton or Bryant Spivey at 919-989-5380.
It is time for our annual association membership meeting. The meeting will be held January 29, 2019 in the auditorium at the Johnston County Agriculture Building. The meeting will begin at 6:30 with a sponsored dinner of fried flounder and chicken from Barefoot’s Country Store and Grill.
As in the past, there will be an educational program, and we will have updates from Soil and Water Conservation and FSA. Our featured speaker will be Logan Svanovec. Logan is a ProStaff member with Weaver Leather Livestock. He will be joining us by FaceTime on the big screen from State College, PA and discussing the ins and outs of selecting and using various clipper blades. Weaver Leather will provide their Winners Brand catalogs for folks attending the meeting. This should be a very informative program for those involved in fitting and clipping goats for shows.
Our Producer Profile will be presented by Blake Thompson of TNT Livestock in Smithfield.
As required by the by-laws, we will also be holding elections for new officers and directors.
Remember that the association is only as strong as its membership. I encourage you to pay your annual dues to help further the work of the organization. Dues are $10/person or family per year and will be payable at the meeting. I encourage you to come and bring a fellow goat producer. Please reserve a space for the meal by emailing email@example.com or by calling the Johnston County Extension Office (919) 989-5380 no later than Friday, January 25th.
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service is inviting all private applicators whose license expires in 2019 to attend one of four Private Applicator Pesticide Recertification/Safety classes. Applicators are reminded that licenses expire at the end of the year, but all recertifications credits must be obtained before September 30th of the year the license expires. Applicators are asked to bring their Pesticide Credit Report Card with the bar code scan along with them to class. Please call Tim Britton at (919) 989-5380 to check credits or register for this event.
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in Johnston County is inviting small grain and grain sorghum growers to a production meeting on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 12:00 PM. The meeting will be at the Johnston County Ag Center Auditorium, 2736 NC 210 Hwy, Smithfield, NC, and will end with a sponsored dinner. Presentations from Extension Specialist, NCDA, and Agents. Pre-registration is required for the meeting. Please mark your calendar and call the Johnston County Extension Center at (919) 989-5380 to let us know that you are coming.