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Extension, Gorge Grown To Sponsor Poultry Workshop

At county fairgrounds

On Oct. 8, Washington State University-Klickitat County Extension and Gorge Grown will sponsor another workshop for small-scale poultry producers.

This workshop will feature popular presenters and poultry producers Hank and Alison Chausee, who will demonstrate the construction of a small portable shelter called a "chicken tractor."

The Chausees have modified other shelter designs to create a practical, low-cost and lightweight structure that houses pastured poultry safely and effectively. The presenters will also be available to answer general poultry production and management questions.

The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the exhibit building at the Klickitat County fairgrounds in Goldendale; look for signs to the program location.

This is a free event, but pre-registration is required. Pre-register by emailing Michelle McGrath at Michelle@Gorgegrown.com or calling 541-490-6420.

Light refreshments and handouts will be provided.

The program will be held outside if weather permits; dress for all weather possibilities and bring a chair if desired. Do not bring dogs.

This program is co-sponsored by WSU-Klickitat County Extension, the Gorge Grown Food Network and a USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program grant.

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