Raising Chickens 101 Workshop scheduled for March in Oconomowoc

Contact: Rose Skora, 262-857-1945 or 262-886-8460, rose.skora@ces.uwex.edu

A workshop for novice chicken owners or those who are looking at buying chickens is scheduled for March 25, 2011. The workshop includes information on topics such as selecting breeds, common diseases and challenges, nutrition, housing and rules and regulations for the sale of eggs and meat. This workshop is organized and sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension.

Speakers for the workshop include Adam Hady and Ron Kean with UW-Extension, Cooperative Extension and Arthur Ness from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Chef Jack Kaestner from the Oconomowoc Lake Club will conduct a demonstration during lunch.

The workshop will take place at the Oconomowoc Lake Club in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. The program begins at 8:30a.m. and runs until 3:15p.m. Costs for the program are $20 per person or $35 for 2 people. To request a brochure or for more information contact Peg Reedy at 262-741-4960 or peg.reedy@ces.uwex.edu or Rose Skora at 262-857-1945 or rose.skora@ces.uwex.edu.  The brochure is also available online at:  http://kenosha.extension.wisc.edu/category/agricultural-news/


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