Register Now for Small Flock Workshop February 5

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Pastured ducklings. Photo by Debbie Roos.

Pastured ducklings. Photo by Debbie Roos.

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 am   Registration

10:00 am  Welcome: Kim Tungate, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Lee County Center

10:05 am  Biosecurity Measures for Small Flock Owners & Preventing the Spread of Diseases: Dr. Donna Carver, DVM, NCSU Prestage Department of Poultry Science

10:50 am  Break

11:00 am  Heritage Duck Breeds for Egg and Meat Production: Jeannette Beranger, The Livestock Conservancy

11:30 am  Live Demonstration (outside) – Conducting a Blood Test; National Poultry Improvement Program for Small Flock Owners: Jimmy Collie, NCDA&CS

12:00 pm Box Lunch

1:00 pm   Waterfowl Brooding and Nutrition: Dr. Julie Gautier, DVM

2:00 pm Basics of Home Processing: Jeannette Beranger, Livestock Conservancy

2:45 pm   Break

3:00 pm Planting Greens for your Birds: Dan Campeau, N.C. Cooperative Extension

3:30 pm    Panel Discussion

4:00 pm   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.

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Photo of Debbie RoosDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production (919) 542-8244 debbie_roos@ncsu.eduChatham County, North Carolina
Updated on Jan 24, 2015
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