FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||June 20, 2014
Julia Zander, Small Farms Program, WSU Kitsap Extension
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
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
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.