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April 21, 2013

Farm briefs: April 21, 2013

Workshop to focus on chickens for beginners

PLATTSBURGH — At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Cornell Cooperative Extension Clinton County is hosting a workshop for anyone interested in raising chickens for pleasure or profit, eggs or meat, from one to 1,000.

Presenters will cover the basics of chicken husbandry, housing, nutrition and related topics. The workshop has a $5 registration fee. It is located at the Extension office, 6064 Route 22, in Plattsburgh.

Attendees are asked to pre-register by calling 561-7450 or email phh7@cornell.edu.

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Seminars titled Farming in the Basin to be offered

PERU — Cornell Cooperative Extension along with the Lake Champlain Basin Program will be holding a series of free, on-farm meetings this summer to focus on cover crops, double cropping, precision agriculture and other lake-friendly farming practices.

The first meeting will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Dimock Farm in Peru. Dimock Farms has been a long-time participant in conservation programs and have implemented many best-management practices to reduce nutrient, toxin and pathogen runoff into Lake Champlain. They currently use winter rye as both a cover crop and spring forage crop on about 50 acres of crop land.

The main topic will be Winter Rye as Spring Forage. Anyone who’s running short of feed can learn how cereal rye can supplement a spring forage shortage.

Registration is appreciated, but not required. To register or get directions, contact Peter Hagar at 561-7450.

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Farmers eligible for special rate at festival

MALONE — The Malone Chamber of Commerce is offering farmers a special table rate of $10 to participate in the Independence Day Festival celebration.

The parade will end up at the Arsenal Green park in downtown Malone. The chamber would like to invite everyone to the Family Fun Festival Saturday, July 6. The parade will be at 10 a.m., the festival in Arsenal Green is from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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