01/16/12 Purdue Extension is offering an educational series at multiple locations across the state by utilizing a webinar format. It will provide individuals an opportunity to learn about perils, pleasures, pitfalls and potential profits of raising poultry for eggs and meat. This six session series will be held on Thursday nights from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm starting on February 2nd and ending on March 1st, with an additional session visiting a farm coordinated locally.
The cost to participate in this educational series is $40 for all sessions, $15 for each session if you only want to attend one or two. There is a $10 late fee per person if sent after 1/26/2012.
The evening sessions will cover getting started in poultry production, keeping the flock healthy, happy and productive, selecting and building a system that works for you – putting the pieces together, are we doing all this work for fun or to put money in the bank?, reaching your customer and making a profit, creating a customer ready product that is both healthful and legal, and the series will concluded with a visit to a smaller poultry producer. These six evening sessions will be packed with information.
This evening series will be offered at the Marshall County Extension Office in Plymouth, Kosciusko County Extension Office in Warsaw, and the Pinney Purdue Ag Center in Wanatah coordinated by the LaPorte County Extension Office.
For more details of this program, you can view the pamphlet on this program at the Purdue Extension Marshall County website or call the office 935-8545 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be forwarded to you. Again, this is a great opportunity for individuals to learn about smaller scale poultry production and have your questions answered.