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Backyard Poultry and Small Flocks Workshops to be held in 5 MN locations

Join University of Minnesota for a day of Poultry Education!  Small-scale and backyard poultry is emerging throughout all parts of Minnesota. A variety of topics related to poultry production and marketing will be covered. The agenda offers something for both novice and more experienced chicken keepers.


9:30-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:30 Chicken Breeds
10:30-11:00 Poultry Regulatory Issues
11:00-11:30 Poultry Husbandry
11:30-12:00 Poultry Nutrition

12:30-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:45 Biosecurity
1:45-2:30 Issues in Raising Poultry
2:30-3:00 Raising Baby Chicks
3:00-3:30 Roundtable Discussion
3:30 Adjourn

$10.00/person or $20.00/household (max 3), lunch is provided. Please pre-register a week in advance.

Please PRE-REGISTER for the site nearest you with the county Extension Educator listed.

February 17, 2018 - Alexandria
Douglas County Public Works Meeting Room, 526 Willow Dr, Alexandria, MN 56308
Contact: Robin Trott
(320)762-3890 or

March 3, 2018 - Elko New Market

Elko New Market Library, 110 J Roberts Way, Elko New Market, MN 55054
Contact: Colleen Carlson at
(952)492-5386 or

March 10, 2018 - St. Cloud
St. Cloud Regional Extension Office, 3601 18th St S, Ste 113, St. Cloud MN 56301
Contact: Emily Wilmes
(320)255-6169 ext. 3 or

April 7, 2018 - Rochester * NEW LOCATION*
Heintz Center, 863 30th Sve. SE, Rochester, MN 55904
Contact: Michael Cruse
(507)765-3896 or

April 14, 2018 - St. Peter
St. Peter Senior Center, @ St Peter Community Center, 600 South 5th Street, Saint Peter, MN 56082 Contact: Jason Ertl
(507) 237-4100 (phone) or

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