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Poultry farm management workshop planned in MD


February 12, 2015, Easton, MD — The University of Maryland Extension has created a one-day workshop for new poultry farmers in Delmarva that will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the University of Maryland’s Somerset County Extension Office in Princess Anne.

The topics that will be addressed are farm management, site management and maintenance, best management practices, mortality, manure handling, litter management, windbreaks/vegetative environmental buffers, finances and record keeping, concentrated animal feeding operation regulations, nutrient management, comprehensive nutrient management plans, inspections and emergency preparedness.

A certificate of completion will be awarded to each participant.

The registration cost of $30 includes a continental breakfast, lunch and materials. Participants are asked to register by Friday, Feb. 27, by contacting Sheila Oscar at 410-742-1178 or soscar@umd.edu or Shelia Shorter at 410-758-0166 or sshorter@umd.edu.