ITHACA, N.Y. — The Cornell Small Farms Program is excited to announce that our suite of online courses has moved to a new, more user-friendly platform. Now registrants have permanent, year-round access to their course content. Also, courses have tiered pricing from $199 – $299, based on household size and income to make access to the courses more affordable and equitable for everyone.
One upcoming course we are excited to share with you is Poultry Production: Profiting from Layers, Broilers, Turkeys, and Ducks. Many new farmers get started with poultry because it’s a relatively low-investment with a fairly quick revenue turnaround. The margins can be slim though, and this course will help you develop the necessary skills to build a successful poultry enterprise.
At the completion of this course, you will:
- Know the basics of poultry production from field to plate
- Have knowledge of breed selection, production systems, flock management practices, and cost of production
- Identify rules and regulation for sale of poultry products to various market outlets
Register now and join the Poultry Production course for live content from November 5 to December 10, 2019, with webinars held on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST.
We offer more than 20 online courses to help farmers improve their technical and business skills. These courses cover a range of technical and business topics any farmer needs to succeed. Experienced farmers and extension educators guide students through the courses through weekly live webinars, videos, and resources.
The bulk of the course happens on your own time, with discussions, readings, and assignments in Teachable, our online course platform. To add to the experience, webinars are woven into the interface of the course for 6 weeks each year to allow you to meet on a weekly basis to learn from presenters and ask questions in real time. If you miss one, they are always recorded and posted for later viewing.
Learn more about our online courses on the Cornell Small Farms Program website at https://smallfarms.cornell.edu/online-courses/.
Cornell Cooperative Extension and its partnerships provide programs for Orange County residents on youth and family development; nutrition, health, and food safety; community and economic vitality; and agricultural sustainability through Cornell based research. Committed to Orange County, we design programs to meet local needs to enable people to improve their lives and communities. For more information call Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County at 845-344-1234 or visit our website at www.cceorangecounty.org.
–Cornell Small Farms Program
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