PULLMAN, Wash. – Registration is now open for Livestock 100 short courses offered by Washington State University Extension here March 9 and 10. Beef 100 and Pork 100 will be held at the WSU Spokane County Extension Office on March 9; Lamb 100 and Poultry 100 will be held at the Spokane County Conservation District Office on March 10. Both offices are located at 222 N. Havana St., Spokane.
If postmarked by Feb. 22, the cost of attending two of the four courses is $65 per person or $100 per couple. After Feb. 22, the cost rises to $75. The cost includes lunch, break refreshments and a conference notebook. Checks made payable to WSU Extension should be sent to WSU Grant/Adams Extension, Attn: WSU Extension animal scientist Sarah M. Smith, P.O. Box 37, Ephrata, Wash. 98823. More information is available at animalag.wsu.edu under “Upcoming Events” or by contacting Smith at (509) 754-2011 ext. 413 or email@example.com.
The short courses are designed for beginning farmers but are also “an excellent energizer for experienced food animal producers to expand opportunities and sustainability of their current livestock operation,” Smith said. The one-day, species specific programs are designed to help livestock producers increase their ability to produce safe, high quality food animals, profitability, while producing the animals in an environmental and animal care conscious manner.