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Raising Livestock Workshop Series

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$125

Livestock Program Starts Sept 23

Are you interested in raising your own bacon and eggs but don’t know where to begin? Whether choosing smaller, low-line beef or larger framed cows, pastured poultry, milking goats, a family cow, sheep for meat or fiber, rabbits, or pastured swine these classes will give you an overview of livestock housing, selection, nutrition, reproduction, and fencing.

Learn how to perform routine health checks, vaccinate, trim hooves, worm your animals, and start a flock of chicks. Pasture management and renovation is covered at length, helping folks become grass farmers to support healthy livestock.

Presented by the WSU Livestock Advisor program, classes will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30pm September 23 through November 18, 2020. The course will be conducted online using zoom.

The networking within our WSU Livestock Advisor program can save you time, energy, and resources. BJ and Karen Martin had the idea that they could live closer to the earth, grow more of their own food, and start a small farm that would launch them on a path to self-sufficiency. But, where to start?

According to the Martins, “The WSU Livestock Advisor program helped us make wise choices about which livestock would work for our environment. The course provided a network of contacts, and the instructors and our classmates were extremely supportive. We’re now producing the vast majority of our food and happy to give back to the community through WSU’s volunteer opportunities. We’re enthusiastic supporters of WSU’s Livestock Advisor Program.”

Cost for the 10-week course is $125 per farm or family. To complete the application visit:  https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5w00ZncZZvFsYyV

Questions? Please email joand@wsu.edu or call 360-395-2370.

Details

Date:
September 23
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
$125
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Website:
https://wsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5w00ZncZZvFsYyV  

Venue

Online via Zoom
WA

Organizer

Joan DeVries
Phone:
(360) 333-1478 ext. 240
Email:
joand@wsu.edu
Website:
https://skagit.wsu.edu/countrylivingexpo