Raising Chickens Workshop for Veterans in the Southern Tier: Calling at Veterans located in the Southern Tier (NYS):
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County will be hosting a workshop on learning the fundamentals of raising chickens in your backyard. This workshop will be a fast paced all-inclusive presentation on raising chickens. Topics that will be covered include: purchasing chicks, brooding birds, comparison of various production models, nutrition, management, processing and marketing. We also will look briefly at egg production, broiler production and turkey production. and then will host an on-farm hands-on component at a local farm to see some techniques in action.
Date: Saturday August 6th
Location: Wild Rose Farm (Owego, NY)
Cost: $15 per person, includes lunch and all materials
Click here to register: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/vetsraisingpoultry_203
Priority for spots will be given to veterans in the Southern Tier, but others are welcome to attend as space permits.
This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2015-70017-22882.
For those interested in learning more about raising chickens, there is a great resource page on beginningfarmers.org that provides introductory information and links to dozens of great pages about raising chickens. You can find it at: http://www.beginningfarmers.org/information-about-raising-chickens/.
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