Register Now for Small Flock Workshop February 5
North Carolina Cooperative Extension, in partnership with The Livestock Conservancy, the NCDA&CS, and the NCSU Prestage Department of Poultry Science, will conduct their Annual Area Small Flock Seminar on Thursday February 5 at the McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center at 2420 Tramway Road in Sanford, NC 27332. The target audience for this workshop is producers who raise chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese.
9:30 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. Welcome: Kim Tungate, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Lee County Center
10:05 a.m. Biosecurity Measures for Small Flock Owners & Preventing the Spread of Diseases: Dr. Donna Carver, DVM, NCSU Prestage Department of Poultry Science
10:50 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Heritage Duck Breeds for Egg and Meat Production: Jeannette Beranger, The Livestock Conservancy
11:30 a.m. Live Demonstration (outside) – Conducting a Blood Test; National Poultry Improvement Program for Small Flock Owners: Jimmy Collie, NCDA&CS
12:00 p.m. Box Lunch
1:00 p.m. Waterfowl Brooding and Nutrition: Dr. Julie Gautier, DVM
2:00 p.m. Basics of Home Processing: Jeannette Beranger, Livestock Conservancy
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Planting Greens for your Birds: Dan Campeau, N.C. Cooperative Extension
3:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
4:00 p.m. Adjourn
Pre-registration is required by February 3. The registration fee is $10.00, payable at the door.Please call 919-775-5624 to register.