Swine school features all day small farm session

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Feb. 25, 2009: Please note this important CHANGE OF DATE for the Cornell Small Farm Swine School. Due to an unexpected conflict, it is now taking place on SATURDAY, MARCH 28th, 2009. The total program remains the same. If you have already registered for the previous date and can no longer attend, please contact Terry Kinsman at tbk1@cornell.edu or (607)-255-4503 so she can refund your payment.

The early registration deadline has been extended until March 24, 2009, for a total cost of only $5 (lunch included). The walk-in registration
fee is $15.

ITHACA, N.Y. — The Small Farms Program will co-sponsor an all day Small Farm Swine Session at this year’s Cornell Swine School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 28 at Morrison Hall, Cornell University and Cornell Swine Farm.

Morning session

The morning session will feature a presentation by Bill and Kathleen Henning. The Hennings will present on the topics of farm scale, high welfare production, cost-saving considerations, marketing and simplified financial evaluation.

Craig Haney, livestock manager for the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture will also speak.

Alan Hoefling will speak about natural farrowing systems. Hoefling and his brother Bob operate a 200-sow hoop house farrow-to-finish operation.

Space is limited. An early registration fee of $5 is due by March 24 to Cornell University, 128 Morrison Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853. The at-door fee is $15.

For a registration form or more information contact Tro Bui at 607-255-4505 or e-mail tvb2@cornell.edu.

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