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Backyard and small scale poultry workshops

Sick chickens? Do you have issues with predators attacking your flock? No eggs being laid? These are all common issues with small scale and backyard poultry flocks. UMN Extension will be holding workshops in MN to help you deal with these and other issues related to raising poultry.
The program will feature University of MN specialists in small scale poultry production with expertise in feeding, health, and general management.
All workshops run from 10 am to 3:30 pm. Locations include St. Charles, St. Cloud, Gaylord, Elko New Market, and Alexandria. Location and registration information is below. 
Cost of the program is $10 per person, or $20 per household (max of 3 people) and includes lunch. Payment by check is preferred. Please pre-register. Hope to see you there!
February 23, 2019 St. Charles City Hall 830 Whitewater Avenue St Charles, MN 55972 Registration: https://z.umn.edu/poultry19 or (507) 457-6440
March 2, 2019 St. Cloud Regional Extension Office 3601 18th St S, Suite 113 Saint Cloud, M…

Grape growing and wine maker workshop

By Annie Klodd, UMN Extension
The Southern Minnesota Wine Grower Alliance and University of Minnesota Extension are hosting a grape grower and wine maker workshop at Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery (near Kasota) on March 23 from 9:00am-1:00pm. Grape growers, wine makers and hobbyists of all levels are welcome to attend. This hands-on workshop will include:
1) A walk in the vineyard to learn how to manage winter injury when pruning, and how to re-train vines between VSP and high cordon systems.  2) An interactive activity on designing a vineyard pest management program 3) A tour of Chankaska's wine cellar
Registration is $30 for SMWGA members ($35 for non-members).
Learn more about the workshop here, and register here.