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Pa. Extension group, conservatin district plan joint meeting

January 11, 2011

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Franklin County Cooperative Extension Association and Franklin County Conservation District will hold a joint meeting Friday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. at Solomon’s Lutheran Church in Chambersburg.

This year’s speaker will be Chris Raines, assistant professor of meat science and Extension meats specialist at Penn State University. In that position, he works closely with the Commonwealth’s numerous small (and large) meat processors. Though most of his efforts are tied to regulatory compliance, he also helps processors troubleshoot various food-quality problems. As well, he is a champion for the livestock industries by using Internet communications to educate the public about the meat we eat. He is originally from Ohio and studied food science and animal science at Oklahoma State University and Kansas State University before going to Penn State.

Tickets for the annual meeting cost $12.50 for adults and $6 for those ages 5 to 11.

Doors at the church, at 4856 Wayne Road, will open at 6:15 p.m. for snacks and fellowship. At 7 p.m., a chicken and ham loaf dinner will be served buffet style. The deadline for purchasing tickets is Jan. 21.
For more information, call the Cooperative Extension Office at 717-263-9226 or the district office at 717-264-5499.

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