Location: Charlotte Hall Library, 37600 New Market Road, Charlotte Hall, MD, 20622 (map)
Organizer: University of Maryland Extension, Maryland Department of Agriculture
Description: University of Maryland Extension (UME) and Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) will conduct training on poultry production, biosecurity, federal and state poultry regulations, related environmental regulations and the requirements to become certified to slaughter and sell poultry and rabbits other than directly to consumers on the farm. This one-day workshop will benefit anyone raising poultry and is mandatory for producers who want to become certified to slaughter their poultry andor rabbits for sales at farmers’ markets and to retailers and restaurants in Maryland. Workshop participants will learn best practices for production, Maryland regulations that apply to poultry producers, how to recognize diseases of public health concern, basic biosecurity measures, how to write and implement basic Standard Sanitary Operating Procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point plans, offal and waste water disposal.
Training registration fee is $20 per person which includes lunch and training materials. Checks should be made payable to University of Maryland and sent to Poultry Meeting, University of Maryland Extension, PO Box 663, Leonardtown, MD 20650 (phone: 301-475-4484).
Space is limited, so register early.
If you need special assistance to participate, please contact Ben Beale, University of Maryland Extension, (301) 475-4484, by January 12, 2018.