For immediate release, February 8th, 2010
CONTACT: Central NY RC&D at 607-334-3231, ext. 4
ONLINE NEWSROOM: www.smallfarms.cornell.edu/pages/news/
Cornell Poultry School for Small Farms
The Cornell Small Farms Program and Northeast SARE are pleased to co-sponsor the upcoming Cornell Poultry School for Small Farms. This full day workshop, to take place on Saturday, March 13, will provide poultry information from basic to advanced topics.
New or novice poultry producers will find a wide range of topics including Pastured Poultry 101, Poultry Health (conventional & natural), Free Range Egg Production, and information on small scale processing, processing regulations, turkey production and marketing strategies. If you are an experienced or advanced poultry person plan on attending the Poultry 201 session or explore organic production. Both groups will find the Successful Farm Business and Marketing Strategies for Small Farms panel sessions and visits to the various vendors and exhibitors a worthwhile experience.
The event kicks off at 8:30 AM at Cornell University’s Morrison Hall and wraps up at 3:30 PM. Cost is $45 per person or $75 for 2 people from the same farm. Students with ID can attend for $30 and children 12 & under are $15.
The Poultry School is hosted by the Central NY Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D), Cornell University Department of Animal Science and Cornerstone Farm Ventures. You can register on-line at www.cornerstone-farm.com, or by obtaining a registration form from Central NY RC&D, 99 No. Broad Street, Norwich, NY 13815 or by calling Central NY RC&D at 607-334-3231, ext. 4 for further information. Those from out of town can reserve rooms from the ‘CU Poultry School’ block at the Ramada Inn, Ithaca, for $79.95 plus tax per night. Come join other producers and get the latest and greatest in small scale poultry production.