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Farm Animal Safety Training

Classroom and hands-on workshops cover how to work with livestock

With classroom and hands-on workshops covering safe handling and restraint, safe moving & transporting, and basic animal care, producers will enhance knowledge and skill to work safely with livestock. (Courtesy Photo)

ALFRED, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension will be offering aspiring and beginning farmer training focused on understanding how to work with livestock. Farmers need to know what’s normal to be able to recognize abnormal behavior in their stock. With classroom and hands-on workshops covering safe handling and restraint, safe moving & transporting, and basic animal care, producers will enhance knowledge and skill to work safely with livestock.

Fee is $125/person which includes housing and meals; active or retired NYS Military Veterans may apply for stipends toward training fee and travel expenses. Computer rate is $75/person. Training will be held at Alfred State College located in Alfred, NY. The training is open to 25 participants. For more information or to apply contact Lynn Bliven, CCE Allegany County at 585-268-7644 ext. 18 or email lao3@cornell.edu.

Farm Animal Safety and Management is hosted by the CCE Allegany County and supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under award number 2015-70017-22882.

—Cornell Cooperative Extension

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