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GEORGIA

Tuesday, December 19th, 10 AM-12 PM @ Oglethorpe Co. Extension Office in Lexington, GA

  • Presentations include: FSA loan programs for farmers, NRCS cost share program and EQIP, UGA Small Business Development Center opportunities, and farmland protection and farm business technical assistance. 

  • To register please call Oglethorpe County Extension at 706-743-8341 by December 15th.  

  • Light refreshments will be served and the registration fee of $5 can be brought to the workshop or paid in advanced.

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NORTH CAROLINA

Due to the lack of poultry processing services before the holidays, Dr. Beth Yongue, Director of NCDA&CS Meat and Poultry Inspection Division, is granting an exemption for a limited period of time (through 12/31/17) which would allow poultry exempt operators to slaughter or process other persons’ poultry, provided all other provisions of MPID Notice 6-14 are followed (detailed below).  This also means that poultry exempt operators can charge for use of their equipment and services and producers can bring all their birds to a central location to process.  This is a big help to those exploring processing options at this time as it will greatly aid in efficiency. 

If you are a poultry exempt operator who wants to charge for their services/equipment and process for others you must:

1.      Send Dr.Yongue an email (beth.yongue@ncagr.gov) indicating you are an exempt processor and would like to offer your facility, your equipment on-farm, or stationary MPU on your farm for other poultry owners to process poultry under exemption and/or to provide processing services to other poultry owners who would be otherwise be eligible for exemption, through 12/31/17. Dr. Yongue will review and provide a letter back authorizing that producer to process.  You may also call her office number directly with questions at 919-707-3180