On behalf of the University of Maryland Extension office, the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission, Ag Business Development is proud to forward information on the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Small Flock Poultry Expo to you.
Mid-Atlantic Small Flock Poultry Expo
The University of Maryland Extension will host the Mid-Atlantic Small Flock Poultry Expo on Saturday, February 2, 2013 (Snow Date: February 16, 2013) from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at the University of Maryland Extension-Carroll County Office & Carroll County Agriculture Center, 700 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster, Maryland, 21157.
The expo will feature educational seminars on poultry nutrition, disease prevention and control, chicken breeds, egg and meat production basics, housing, pasturing, feeding and watering systems, regulations on selling meat and eggs, breeding and egg incubation, turkey production, poultry in diversified livestock operations, exotics, egg grading and handling, marketing and economics, urban poultry production, predator control, showing poultry, coop construction, and injured bird first aid. Vendors will be available with live poultry and poultry related items. A poultry processing equipment demonstration will be conducted. Producers and Extension specialists will be available for technical questions about production practices. 4-H will conduct activities and competitions. Door prizes will be awarded. Lunch and snacks will be available for purchase.
For additional information about the Mid-Atlantic Small Flock Poultry Expo, please visit our web site at http://carroll.umd.edu/ag/poultry.cfm or call 410-386-2760.
If you have a disability that requires special assistance for your participation in this program please contact the Carroll County Extension Office at 410-386-2760, Fax: 410-876-0132, at least two weeks prior to the program.