Workshops

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 Poultry Processing Workshop

 

Date: Thursday July 25, 2019 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Faith Mountain Farm, Creston, NC

For extension agents, agricultural educators, and small commercial growers

 

Schedule

7:45 am           Coffee

8:00                 Welcome and introductions

8:15                 Short discussion of electrical stun and demo

8:30                 Hands-on slaughter

12:00               Lunch break panel discussion including Dr. Anne Fanatico (App. State Univ.), Dr. Leonie Jacobs (VA Tech), Jim McLaughlin (Cornerstone Poultry Ventures)

1:00 pm           Packaging and cut up demo

2:00                 Wrap up

 

Learn about on-farm poultry slaughter and packaging with hands-on instruction. We focus on animal welfare, natural/organic methods, and food safety for poultry slaughter on small, diversified farms. We will work with Faith Mountain pasture-raised chickens using a mobile processing unit. Participants will learn about requirements for exempt slaughter in NC and VA (1,000-bird exemption).

 

Registration

NC Cooperative Extension Agent Eddy Labus, 828-264-3061, email eddy_labus@ncsu.edu

Deadline to register: July 22, 2019

 

Cost: $25 per person (includes coffee, snacks, lunch)

Address: Faith Mountain, 489 Big Laurel Rd, Creston NC 28615 (828) 265-6263

Questions? Eddy_labus@ncsu.edufanaticoac@appstate.edu, wilkesjt@appstate.edu, jacobsl@vt.edu

 

 

Would you like to host a poultry workshop? We are looking for farmers across the US who have on farm processing equipment to host poultry processing workshops. We also offer classes on

management, production and marketing. If you are interested please call our office at (336) 818.2682 and ask for information

 

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