Poultry marketing seminar in Canton scheduled for Jan. 31
Monday, January 27, 2014 - 6:02 am

CANTON – A poultry marketing seminar to help Northern New York farmers who are increasing their poultry, primarily chicken, production will be held Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Learning Farm, 2043B State Highway 68.

Panel members and their topics include: Lynda Brushett, Cooperative Development Institute, will discuss the advantages and disadvantage of working together.

Sue Rau, North Country Grown Cooperative, will talk about marketing the chickens from the CCE St. Lawrence Extension Farm Hoophouse Project.

Renee Smith, North Country Pastured, will focus on coordinating production to fit USDA mobile processing unit schedule.

Dan Sullivan, Wholeshare: will look at opportunities with online food marketing.

CCE St. Lawrence County Agriculture team leader Brent Buchanan and livestock and specialist Betsy Hodge will talk about how the cost of raising chickens relates to cooperative pricing; and selling locally vs. out of the area.

For more information, contact Betsy Hodge at bmf9@cornell.edu or 379-9192.