Friday, January 13, 2012

Class: 2012 Raising Livestock Series


2012 Raising Livestock Series Starts 2/7

Looking for something to do with your land? New York's Southern Tier is well suited for pasture-based livestock production. If you want to have animals and/or sell pasture-raised meats, this series of classes is for you. Learn from the experiences of successful farmers, and from Cornell Cooperative Extension educators.

This first series of classes will be held at CCE-Tioga County, 56 Main Street in Owego on Tuesday evenings, 6:00-8:00 pm, February 7, 21, March 6, 20, and April 3. These sessions will cover how to assess your land and choose livestock, review infrastructure requirements, and get tips on pasture/hay management.

The second part of the series will be hosted by Tioga County livestock farmers. Learn how they raise hogs (April 18), beef (May 15), sheep and goats (June 19), poultry (July 17), and horses (August 21). At the final class, September 17, you will learn how to navigate NYS regulations and sell your local meat products.

Cost per class is $10 per farm ($75 for the whole series) and includes light snacks and hand-outs. To register and for class details, call (607) 687-4020, or email

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