A nest full of knowledge

Poulty workshop to include instruction from avian and industry specialists

As the local food movement continues to gain momentum throughout the Valley, many residents have been expanding their urban landscape to include a rural touch. With that in mind, the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture is offering a Keeping Your Flock Healthy course in conjunction with the Windermere District Farmers’ Institute. The course is intended for owners of small poultry flocks or anyone wishing to learn more about poultry diseases and ways to prevent them.

“That is part of our mandate to communicate, to interact with government, bring our concerns to the government, represent the interest of the farmers. We include anybody in agriculture,” said Hedi Trescher, projects coordinator for the Windermere District Farmers’ Institute.

The course will be a full day of instruction from avian pathologist Dr. Victoria Bowes and industry specialist Clayton Botkin. Together they will take course attendees through poultry 101, avian anatomy, poultry diseases, biosecurity, euthanasia and more.

This free event is open to anyone who is interested, Mrs. Trescher adding it is a good event for people who are starting to think about getting birds, as it is a way for them to make contacts.

Windermere District Farmers’ Institute is asking anyone interested in the full-day course to pre-register by calling Mrs. Trescher at 250-346-3227 or email her at brisco@winkwireless.ca.

The workshop runs Saturday, October 7th, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Columbia Valley Visitors’ Center – Lions Hall.

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