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Register for Country Living Expo, Cattlemen’s Winterschool
Monday, Dec. 19, 2011
By Nella Letizia, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
BURLINGTON, Wash. — The 2012 Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool, set for 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at Stanwood High School.
With more than 160 classes, the event will address a wide variety of topics, including:
- Food-related courses include organic gardening, grinding local grains, Pacific Northwest fruit tree varieties, giant pumpkins, dried beans, smoking fish, sausage and cider making, and more.
- Practical classes teach arc welding, barn restoration, greenhouse construction, fencing, permaculture homesteading and raising such livestock as beef, sheep, goats, horses, swine, turkeys and ducks.
- Livestock courses in pastures, poultry processing, pastured pork, goat milking and chick embryology.
- Miscellaneous classes including slug and snail control, honey bee biology, bug identification, flower arranging, fiber fun and even a women’s chainsaw class.
Early registration is available until Dec. 31. Cost is $55 per person and includes five class selections, lunch and an all-day tradeshow with more than 60 vendors. After Dec. 31, the cost is $60 per person. The first 200 youth will receive a reduced registration rate of $10.
Event sponsors, small farm vendors and nonprofits are welcome to participate in the tradeshow.
For additional information click the following link to County Living Expo website, or contact Dave Schram at email@example.com.