2020 SCHSIA Annual Meeting

Save the Date

August 7 – 8, 2020

Thursday, August 6, 2020: Suggested arrival in Richmond

Friday, August 7, 2020: Education Day and University Farm Tour with Dr Wildeus.

Saturday, August 8, 2020: SCHSIA annual business meeting and group dinner.

VISIT: www.stocroixhairsheep.org for details

The meeting will be held in Richmond, VA at VA State University. Dr Stephen Wildeus, PhD will be our host and speaker. Dr Wildeus is a St Croix enthusiast. He was director at St Croix University, before coming to VA State over 25 years ago. His research interests are genetic preservation for St Croix, sustainable production systems for meat sheep, and assisted reproductive technologies for small ruminants. He is one of the pioneers in AI and Embryo transfer in sheep. He has a flock of St Croix and Barbados Blackbelly’s on the university farm.

Richmond VA has many tourist attractions within an hour drive from the University. Williamsburg and Monticello (birth place of Thomas Jefferson), just to name two. Both attractions are agriculture/historical focused and even have sheep on the premises. Washington DC and VA Beach are also close by. I encourage members to add a few days to your itinerary to enjoy this historical area of our country this Fall. The weather should be perfect.

At this point, your Board of Directors is forging ahead with plans for our Annual Meeting in August. Because of the recent Covid-19 crisis, this could change our plans, but we will have this event in place and will be ready to proceed if possible. Please make plans to join us as we learn about and promote our St Croix Hair Sheep!

So that we may get an idea of numbers, please let SCHSIA Secretary Laurel Field know if you:

   – Plan to Attend
   – May Attend
   – Send Regrets.

Laurel Field
SCHSIA Secretary