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Monday, February 26, 2018

Beef Cattle and Pasture Management Workshop

University of Minnesota Extension will host a Beef Cattle and Pasture Management Meeting on Thursday, March 22nd at the Genesis main office building, located at 901 N. 4th St. in Le Sueur, Minnesota. 

This new event will feature a diverse lineup of speakers to address various aspects of cattle nutrition and pasture management in effort to equip beef producers with information to help their operation succeed.

Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10:00 a.m. There is a cost of $15 per person at the door. Pre-registration is not necessary, but it is requested for a meal count. To pre-register or more information, contact Colleen Carlson, Extension Educator in Carver and Scott Counties at or 507-521-3640.

A detailed agenda and more info can be found here.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Raising Backyard & Small Flock Chicken Workshop

Colleen Carlson
UMN Extension
Carver and Scott Counties

Small-scale and backyard poultry is emerging throughout Minnesota.  Our workshop’s agenda is filled with multiple topics geared toward the needs of the beginning farmer, hobbyist or backyard producer and those who would like to raise birds on a small scale.

Join University of Minnesota Educators and Specialists to learn about poultry husbandry, breed of chickens, regulatory issues, city ordinances, biosecurity, raising baby chicks and listen as others share their experience raising chickens.

Backyard & Small Flock Chicken Workshop will be held:
Saturday, March 3, 2018 –9:30 a.m. to 3:30p.m.
Elko New Market Library
110 J Roberts Way, 
Elko New Market, MN 555054

Please pre-registration for lunch count is appreciated
$10.00 per person or $20 max per household.

For pre-registration or further questions about Small Flock Poultry contact Colleen Carlson, Extension Educator, Ag Production Systems in Carver and Scott Counties. Email or call Colleen at the Scott County Extension Office – (952) 492-5386.  
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