The first in a series of poultry workshops is coming up on Friday, May 17 at the Santa Rosa Junior College Shone Farm. The first workshop will include a hands-on lab, as well as information on the overall poultry business, regulations and marketing. The workshop series is made possible through a collaboration between the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and University of California Cooperative Extension.
“I think we’re bringing the best combination of practical knowledge from farmer speakers and hearing about their experience and the experience that NCAT has working with farmers since the mid-70’s,” said Ann Baier, NCAT Sustainable Agriculture Specialist. “What the university brings is their broad view, research-based knowledge. I think it’s really helpful to have their perspective of looking at the whole state, so I think it’s a really nice combination.”
Registration for the beginning free-range and pastured poultry farmer workshops is available through the UC Agriculture and Natural Resources website.
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