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VIRTUAL LIVE WEBINAR Living on a Few Acres: Home Butchering
October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm$5.00
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
Join us for the Living on a Few Acres: Home Butchering, where John Boney, faculty in the Department of Animal Science at Penn State, and Lyda Garcia, Associate Professor of Meat Science at Ohio State University, will discuss the key items for consideration when planning both red meat and poultry harvest activities on your property. Some of these items include, but are not limited to, the following: Federal, State, and Local laws, policies, and ordinances; good manufacturing practices and food safety considerations; animal handling and welfare concerns; effective stunning techniques and sanitary dressing procedures; as well as an interactive question and answer session.
This webinar will discuss the essential factors to consider when planning the harvest of red meat and poultry on your property.
October 19, 2023
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Living on a Few Acres is a webinar series developed for the beginning producer or homesteader who is looking to become more self-sufficient or take the first step in producing a product. These two-hour programs are designed to explain the very basic information on how to get started but provide resources with more advanced information as you continue pursuing your goal or hobby. In 2023, Living on a Few Acres will be split into a spring & fall series. Topics in the spring included beekeeping, syrup making, soil fertility, vegetable gardening, tree and small fruit production, home food preservation, backyard greenhouses, and hydroponic production. In the fall, we are returning to discuss animal husbandry and home butchering.
Who is this for?
- New and Beginning Producers
What will you learn?
- Home Butchering Practices
- Food Safety
- Animal welfare and handling considerations
Registration is required to receive the link to access the webinar.
Registrants will also receive access to the webinar recording.
Register By: October 18, 202311:59 p.m.
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