Animal Handling Field Day Set for May 29

5/18/2013 7:00 AM

MILLHEIM, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, or PASA, is teaming up with the Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network and Endless Mountains RC&D to offer a field day aimed to help farmers learn proper and safe animal handling practices.

This educational workshop “Animal Handling for New & Beginning Farmers” will be hosted by The Sundance Life Farm in Towanda, Pa., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 29.

Topics will include moving and loading animals, aids for moving animals, multispecies interactions, feeding behaviors, multispecies grazing and pasture management for weeds and noxious plants, and managing parasites.

Animals used for the on-farm demonstrations will include cows, sheep, goats, layers, rabbits and possibly a donkey and emu.

Presenters will be Brenda Coe, adjunct professor in animal science at Penn State, and Dave Wolfgang, Extension veterinarian at Penn State.

Cost, which includes lunch, is $35 for nonmembers, $20 for members of the two organization or free for those who purchase or renew a PASA membership.

For more information or to register, visit or call 814-349-9856.

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