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Livestock Training Series offered by WSU Extension starts Sept. 20

Aug 4th, 2016 | Category: News

SKAGIT – Are you interested in raising your family’s own meat, milk or fiber? WSU Livestock Advisor training begins a new 11-week series of classes Sept. 20.  From fencing, feeding, housing, breeding to pasture management, learn how to raise high-quality poultry, sheep, beef, swine, or goats sustainably. Participants receive help developing a strategic plan to incorporate livestock, and hear from several WSU Livestock Advisors who share their experiences. Several local farm tours are also included in the training. Participants are asked to return 50 hours of volunteer time over a two year period, crafting the experience to match their availability and interests. Cost of the 10-week course is $125 with a second person from the farm or family free. The course meets Tuesday evenings from Sept. 20 through Nov. 29, from 6 – 9 p.m.  at Stanwood High School. For more information, or an application, see http://skagit.wsu.edu or contact Joan DeVries at (360) 428-4270 ext. 240, or joand@wsu.edu.

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