February 22, 2012
WSU Extension and Department of Animal Sciences announce the first WSU Beef, Lamb, Pork and Poultry 100 short-courses in eastern Washington. The Beef and Pork 100 course will be offered March 9 at the WSU Spokane Extension Office, and the Lamb 100 and Poultry 100 courses will be offered March 10 at Spokane Conservation District Office.
The WSU Beef, Lamb, Pork and Poultry 100 short courses are designed for beginning farmers, but are also excellent energizers for experienced food animal producers to expand opportunities and sustainability of their current livestock operation.
The one-day programs will help livestock producers increase their knowledge on how to produce safe, high quality food animals profitably while producing the animals in an environmentally and animal care-conscious manner. The short courses will address opportunities and issues to enhance the productivity, safety and quality of beef, lamb, pork and poultry production from the farm to the plate.
These programs are designed to increase one’s understanding of food animal production, quality and marketing; enabling participants to make informed decisions to improve profitability, quality and wholesomeness of the food animals they are producing.
The registration fee is $65 per participant, which includes lunch, materials and notebook.
Registration for individuals or farms that would like to go to two classes, same species or different, is $100.
After Feb. 22, the registration fee will be $75 per class.
For more information, call Janet Schmidt at Whitman County Extension office or go online.