Goat Dairying Tour Set for March 26

2/23/2013 7:00 AM

The Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network, or PA-WAgN, has arranged a tour of a goat dairy 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Wayside Acres Goat Dairy, 1570 Keystone Way, Newport, Pa.

The Perry County mother-daughter team of Cathy and Gwen Soult will lead a tour of their registered raw milk goat dairy.

They make chevre and feta cheeses and sell their dairy products at the Newport Natural Foods store as well as on-farm, direct to consumer sales.

They will describe how their humble beginnings from bringing one goat to the farm to clear brush somehow grew to a dairy herd of award-winning Nubians, Alpines, LaMancha and Saanens.

Participants will tour the cheesemaking facility and experience the art of cheese-making with a hands-on activity.

Pennsylvania milk regulations, licensing and sanitation requirements will be addressed as well as the pros and cons of various marketing strategies.

Cost is $15, which includes lunch. Register online at http://agsci.psu.edu/wagn/events. For more information, contact Patty Neiner at prn103<\@>psu.edu or 814-865-7031.

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