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Poultry workshop to be in Lamberton

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LAMBERTON -- University of Minnesota Extension and Rural Advantage will offer a poultry workshop for those currently producing poultry or interested in getting started.

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The course is geared toward the needs of farmers producing chickens in alternative settings such as: using portable structures on pasture, using a free range system, using housing that allows amplified space for the birds, using little or no antibiotics, or those marketing direct to consumers or supplying local coops, grocery stores and restaurants.

The workshop is from 1 to 4 p.m. March 19, at the Southwest Research and Outreach Center, 23669 130th St., Lamberton.

The speaker will be Dr. Jacquie Jacobs, of the University of Kentucky. Topics covered include poultry health and nutrition and other topics as requested by participants.

There is a cost to attend, and pre-registration is necessary by March 17. There will be CDs with the information presented and further materials for each person who attends. To pre-register, contact Wayne Martin, U of M Alternative Livestock Systems, 612-625-6224, or at marti067@umn.edu.

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