The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry are co-sponsoring fall workshops for new and future small-scale meat and egg producers.
UMaine Extension educator Donna Coffin and assistant state veterinarian Beth McEvoy will cover poultry breeds, housing, health and nutrition for backyard meat and egg producers.
There will be a workshop at Nokomis Regional High on Tuesday, October 27th from 6 to 8 PM. The course fee will be $15. Nokomis Regional High is located on 266 Williams Road in Newport. Register for the workshop online at rsu19.maineadulted.org or call 207-368-3290.
There will also be a workshop at the Piscataquis County UMaine Extension office on Tuesday, November 3rd from 6 to 8 PM. The course fee will be $5.
Piscataquis County UMaine Extension office is located on 165 East Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft. Register for the workshop online at pvaec.maineadulted.org or call 207-564-6525.
The book “Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens” is optional and may be purchased for $20 on site. A limited number of partial course fee waivers are available. For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, call 207-564-3301 or 800-287-1491 (in Maine).
As a trusted resource for 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine's land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.