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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: June 20, 2014
Contact: Julia Zander, Small Farms Program, WSU Kitsap Extension
360.265.5984 or julia.zander@swu.edu
No: 2014-070

WSU livestock short courses coming to Bremerton

(Bremerton, WA) –  The Washington State University Extension and Department of Animal Sciences are offering day-long courses in sustainable pork and poultry production on July 11. The courses, called Pork 100 and Poultry 100 respectively, will take place at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds and each includes 8 hours of in-depth training.

In addition, the WSU Instructors are offering a special, all day Youth Livestock Quality Assurance course on July 11. This session, focused on young livestock producers and 4-H youth, covers all aspects of livestock production, with an emphasis on meeting Quality Assurance standards. Participants will get hands-on experience and more with the WSU Extension meat and livestock specialists.

These one-day intensive courses are designed to increase the knowledge and skills of those expanding into livestock production. In addition, they are excellent refreshers for experienced producers looking to increase the sustainability of current operations. Because both Pork 100 and Poultry 100 are focused on a single species, each course helps farmers and ranchers increase their knowledge on the safe production of high quality food animals in an environmentally sound and humane manner.

Topics addressed include nutrition, management on pasture, breed selection, genetics / reproduction basics, production and marketing, health, hands-on activities, and more. Instructors include WSU Extension meat and livestock specialists with extensive knowledge in all aspects of livestock production. Additionally, each course will feature a panel of local producers, discussing successful production in Washington State.

Course registration includes lunch, all materials, and a flash drive of resources to take home. Registration by July 3 is $65 per person, or $100 per couple. After that, late registration is $75 per person. Register online at http://livestock100.brownpapertickets.com/ or download the form at http://ext100.wsu.edu/kitsap/ and mail in with your check. Click here for a brochure describing the classes.

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Last Updated:  June 20, 2014