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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Join Us At the Small Flock Poultry Expo

We invite all Backyard Farming followers in the mid-Atlantic region to attend the 2nd Annual Small Flock Poultry Expo organized by the University of Maryland and held on Saturday, February 2, from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster, Maryland. Last year’s Expo was a huge success. We expected about 100 participants, but over 400 people showed up from 7 states. 
This year there will be 24 seminars to choose from including poultry nutrition, disease prevention and control, chicken breeds, egg and meat production basics, housing, pasturing, feeding and watering systems, regulations and ordinances, organic production, breeding and egg incubation, turkey production, brooding chicks, poultry in diversified livestock operations, egg grading and handling, marketing and economics, urban poultry, and protecting your flock. 
 Vendors will be available with live poultry and poultry related items. A poultry processing demonstration will be conducted. Producers and Extension specialists will be available for technical questions about production practices. 4-H will conduct activities and competitions. There will be a pasture coop building demonstration.  Door prizes will be awarded. Lunch and snacks will be available for purchase.
For additional information and a registration form go to http://carroll.umd.edu/ag/poultry.cfm
I would be excited to meet our Backyard Farming followers there.


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