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Immediate Release
May 18, 2009


 
Batavia, Ohio.  Raising backyard poultry is an emerging hobby around the country; it’s inexpensive and many say it’s a lot of fun to raise chickens, turkeys, and ducks for eggs or meat.   If you are interested in raising poultry, Ohio State University Extension-Clermont is offering a Backyard Poultry Program to help you learn the basics.  It will be held on Monday, June 1, 2009 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Clermont County Fairgrounds Agricultural Service Center 4-H hall, located at 1000 Locust Street in Owensville.  The cost of the program is $5 per person, and can be paid at the door.

“Some of the benefits of raising poultry are that the birds are easy to take care of, eat weeds and pests that raid your garden, provide a fresh supply of eggs, and their manure is great fertilizer!” said Latham Farley, OSU Extension program coordinator of agriculture and natural resources.

The program agenda includes information about caring for poultry, the importance of using quality feed, common pests and predators, and how to keep your poultry healthy.  Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 26 to secure a spot by calling OSU Extension at (513) 732-7070 or e-mail Farley.142@ag.osu.edu.

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For additional information about this or other county news, contact Clermont County Communications Director Kathy Lehr at (513) 732-7597 or by e-mail, klehr@co.clermont.oh.us.
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