Posted: June 13, 2017

♦ Be Sure to Mark Your Calendars for our 2017 CABO Annual Meeting ♦

Date – July 22nd, 2017

Location – Randolph County Cooperative Extension Office, Asheboro, NC

Time – 9:30am Coffee Gathering / 10:30am Meeting Start / 4pm (or whenever the fun ends) Meeting Adjorned

All existing farm members as well as anyone considering membership are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

Scheduled Presentations

Morningstar Fiber Mill 1-2pm

“The Ins and Outs of Sending your Fiber in for Processing”

This presentation will provide tips on preparing your fiber prior to sending it to the mill along with explaining the many services that the mill provides.  In addition to their presentation, owner Jerry (JC) Christensen has been kind enough to offer a 5% discount on any order or free return shipping so be sure to bring all of your unprocessed fiber to the meeting. 


NC Agritourism 2-3pm

“The Benefits of Agritourism and Sharing Unique Experiences through Farm Visits”

Annie Baggett, the NC Agritourism Marketing Specialist, will provide this very valuable presentation on engaging the public to visit your farm and  maintaining the agriculture vibrancy in our state.  She will provide information on the Cost Share Program and the application process for grant funding.  Mike and Shelly Walsh will also join Annie in providing their perspective on NC Agritourism and how it has benefited their farm, Good Karma Ranch Alpacas.  


Cargill/Nutrena Alpaca Feeds  throughout the afternoon

Travis Blankenship will attend to share information on Cargill/Nutrena alpaca feed products.  He is committed to setting up distributors within the Carolinas and will be available all afternoon to share the benefits of their feeds and acquire feedback from our members on their interest.