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2019 Winter Workshops for Backyard & Small Flock Poultry Production

UPDATED 3/4/19

University of Minnesota is holding a series of workshops around the state on Backyard & Small Flock Poultry Production. The audience is mainly for those who are new to poultry, but there is something in the workshop for experienced bird keepers as well.

Each location has a local contact person for pre-registration. The cost is: $10.00/person or $20.00/household (max 3)

Please pre-register so that we can plan for lunch. Call or send an email to the specified contact if you have questions.

Workshops will run 10 am - 3:30 pm, with the doors opening at 9:30

Topics to be covered:
  • Pest and predator control
  • Avian anatomy and physiology
  • Disease identification and response
  • Occasional issues:
    • Cannibalism
    • Cloacal prolapse
    • Broken wing or leg
    • Frostbite
    • Moldy feed
    • Ascites
    • My chicken won’t lay

March 2, 2019 - Saint Cloud

St. Cloud Regional Extension Office
3601 18th St. S, Suite 113
TO PRE-REGISTER: Emily Wilmes at (320) 255-6169 ext. 3 or

March 16, 2019 - St. Charles

St. Charles City Hall
830 Whitewater Ave.
TO PRE-REGISTER: Jake Overgaard at (507) 457-6440 or
OR register online at:

March 30, 2019 - Gaylord

Sibley Room, Sibley County Service Center
111 8th St.
TO PRE-REGISTER: Jason Ertl at (507) 237-4100 or

April 13, 2019 - Elko New Market

Elko New Market Library
110 J. Roberts Way
TO PRE-REGISTER: Colleen Carlson at (952) 492-5386 or

May 4, 2019 - Alexandria

Douglas County Public Works
526 Willow Drive
TO PRE-REGISTER- Robin Trott at (320) 762-3890 or

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