Free seminar on home production of poultry

Date/Time
Date(s) - Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Cattaraugus County Government Building

Categories


A seminar for farmers, rural residents and others interested in diversifying into poultry production to produce eggs and meat on a small scale will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 25 at the Cattaraugus County Government Building, 303 Court St., Little Valley.

The seminar will be hosted by the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning, and Tourism, and Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Allegany and Cattaraugus Counties.

The seminar is free and open to the public but pre-registration is recommended.

Residents concerned about rising costs and nutrition are becomingly increasingly interested in home production of chickens for eggs and meat. This seminar will explore the requirements and process of entering poultry production on a small scale.

Lynn Bliven, Agricultural Issues Leader for Cornell Cooperative Extension and instructor for the Cornell University Small Farms Program, will present her experiences with producing eggs and raising poultry on her own small farm, and will also cover regulatory requirements for home poultry production. There will be sufficient time devoted to questions and answers as well.

To pre-register for the poultry seminar, please contact Deb Miller or Crystal Abers by phone at 716-938-2318 or 716-938-2310 or by e-mail at cabers@cattco.org.