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December 21, 2011
The University of Maryland Extension will host the Mid-Atlantic Small Flock Poultry Expo Saturday, Feb. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland Extension-Carroll County Office and Agriculture Center, 700 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster, Md. The expo will feature educational seminars on poultry nutrition, disease prevention and control, chicken breeds, egg and meat production basics, housing, pasturing, feeding and watering...
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February 27, 2011
A training workshop for on-farm poultry and rabbit slaughter and processing scheduled for Tuesday at Clear Spring Town Hall has sold out. There are two more workshops in Maryland — in Annapolis on Saturday, March 12, and Wednesday, March 16, in Cambridge. To help farmers meet growing consumer demand for local meats, the Maryland Department of Agriculture in partnership with the University of Maryland and Washington County Agriculture Marketing Department will conduct the training workshops.
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August 6, 2012
A workshop on pasture poultry will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Western Maryland Research and Education Center near Keedysville. The educational meeting is intended to provide producers the opportunity to get a firsthand look at the poultry project at the University of Maryland's research facility. Highlights include: flock economics; small portable coop design; pasture management for layers; visit the henhouse; and breed differences. Refreshments will be provided.
NEWS
May 25, 2012
The Maryland Poultry Swap & Farmers Market will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Green Hill Farm located at 5329 Mondell Road, Sharpsburg. The swap is for neighbors to buy/sell/trade their services and products. Spaces cost $10. Bring tables, chairs and a canopy and hang out for the day or just drop the tailgate.    For more information, call Erin at 304-279-0016 or go to www.mdpoultryswap.blogspot.com
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | August 2, 2011
A cotton swab dabbed with a little petroleum jelly, a disposable razor and a toothbrush can help make your hens look pretty, but winning the grand champion poultry showmanship trophy at the Berkeley County Youth Fair requires much more work. Just ask this year's winner, Michael Lithrow, who placed second three times before winning the top honor in Tuesday's poultry show at the fair. “You pretty much have to know the bird inside and out,” Lithrow said as he held one of his three Rhode Island Red hens outside their cage at the fairgrounds.
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November 30, 2010
To help farmers meet growing consumer demand for local meats, the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA), in partnership with the University of Maryland and Southern Maryland Agriculture Development Commission (SMADC), will conduct a training workshop for on-farm poultry and rabbit slaughter and processing. This workshop is part of a voluntary certification program to assist small poultry and rabbit operations to meet the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's approved source requirements to sell poultry and/or rabbit (off-farm)
NEWS
August 3, 2004
LEETOWN, W.Va. - All fowl to be entered in the Jefferson County Fair must be blood tested today or Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds, off Leetown Pike, the superintendent of the fair's poultry department said in a news release. Paul Elliot said all poultry will be banded after testing and no poultry will be tested on entry day. For more information on Poultry blood tests, contact Elliot at 304-876-3437. Other testing times can possibly be arranged by appointment.
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BY RICHARD F. BELISLE | March 22, 2002
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - There are 2,300 members in 72 4-H clubs in Franklin County, Pa., and not one of those clubs focuses on poultry. Deborah Burgess wants to change that. Burgess, 44, has set up an organizational meeting for April 4 at 10 a.m. at the Old Train Station in Greencastle hoping that young people will show up and sign up. Karen Hack, 4-H coordinator for the Franklin County Extension Office in Chambersburg, Pa., said there hasn't been a poultry club in the county in years.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | August 7, 2012
Joe Moritz had his hands full of sometimes squawking chickens Tuesday morning at the 65th annual Berkeley County Youth Fair. Moritz, an associate professor of poultry science at West Virginia University, worked well into the afternoon judging 86 sets of chickens. Using his trained eyes and knowing hands, Moritz handled laying hens, pullets (immature laying hens), fancy fowl, meat birds and a couple of turkeys. He was helped in the judging by WVU students Ashley Evans, Alina Corey and Angela Lamp.
NEWS
June 18, 2003
-- Semi-vegetarians eat poultry, eggs, fish and dairy products but avoid red meat. -- Pesco-vegetarians eat fish, eggs and dairy but avoid poultry and red meat. -- Lacto-ovo-vegetarians eat dairy products and eggs but no animal meats. -- Vegans avoid all foods of animal origin.
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April 25, 2013
The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission announces the Maryland Poultry Swap and Farmer's Market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, on Green Hill Farm, 5329 Mondell Road, Sharpsburg. Attractions include coop tours, a poultry show clinic, live bluegrass music, pony rides, moon bounce, flea market shopping including crafts, artwork, handmade jewelry, soaps and lotions, and locally produced jellies, preserves, honey and cheeses. Other items available for purchase include laying hens, chicks, quail, turkeys, pheasants, guineas, ducks and geese, hatching eggs, poultry supplies, horse tack, used and new equipment and more.
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Harry Nogle | Around Sharpsburg & Keedysville | August 24, 2012
The Maryland Poultry Fanciers Association will hold a poultry swap and farmers market Saturday, Sept. 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Green Hill Farm, 5329 Mondell Road in Sharpsburg. Admission costs $2 per person. Those ages 12 and younger will be admitted free. Vendor spaces cost $15. The event is for neighbors to buy/sell and trade their services and products.  Bring tables, chairs and a canopy or just drop the tailgate. Anything farm-related, recycled or homemade is welcome at the swap.  Visitors can find laying hens, chicks, turkeys, quail, pheasants, peafowl, guineas, hatching eggs, organically raised packaged poultry, new and used feeders and waterers, tools, horse tack, preserves, cut flowers, artisan goat cheese, homemade soaps and lotions, baskets and birdhouses.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | August 7, 2012
Joe Moritz had his hands full of sometimes squawking chickens Tuesday morning at the 65th annual Berkeley County Youth Fair. Moritz, an associate professor of poultry science at West Virginia University, worked well into the afternoon judging 86 sets of chickens. Using his trained eyes and knowing hands, Moritz handled laying hens, pullets (immature laying hens), fancy fowl, meat birds and a couple of turkeys. He was helped in the judging by WVU students Ashley Evans, Alina Corey and Angela Lamp.
NEWS
August 6, 2012
A workshop on pasture poultry will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Western Maryland Research and Education Center near Keedysville. The educational meeting is intended to provide producers the opportunity to get a firsthand look at the poultry project at the University of Maryland's research facility. Highlights include: flock economics; small portable coop design; pasture management for layers; visit the henhouse; and breed differences. Refreshments will be provided.
NEWS
May 2, 2012
The Maryland Poultry Swap and Farmers Market will be Saturday, June 16, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Green Hill Farm at 5329 Mondell Road in Sharpsburg.  The swap is for participants to buy, sell and trade their services and products. Spaces can be rented for $10. Participants are encouraged to bring tables, chairs and a canopy. Admission is free. The event will be held rain or shine. The sale will feature show-quality bantams, laying hens, hatching eggs, chicks, turkeys, quail, pheasants, peafowl, cages, crates, coops, feeders, nesting boxes, horse riding tack, goats and rabbits, lawn equipment, gardening supplies, local farm products, vegetable and flower plants, local honey and other items.   Food and beverage vendors will be available, as well as family activities such as a straw maze, inflatable bounce and pony rides.  Two educational booths will be featured, including: • “A Lesson in Biosecurity” will help participants understand the dangers to poultry flocks and ways to prevent illness • “Exhibition Clinic” prepares for all things involved with showing poultry, selecting breeding stock, keeping birds healthy, happy and in excellent condition until show time, finding shows and entry forms.
NEWS
December 21, 2011
The University of Maryland Extension will host the Mid-Atlantic Small Flock Poultry Expo Saturday, Feb. 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland Extension-Carroll County Office and Agriculture Center, 700 Agriculture Center Drive, Westminster, Md. The expo will feature educational seminars on poultry nutrition, disease prevention and control, chicken breeds, egg and meat production basics, housing, pasturing, feeding and watering...
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Lynn Little | August 17, 2011
As we enjoy many fresh fruits and vegetables during their summer peak of freshness, it is also important to remember to handle fresh produce with care. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year roughly one in six Americans (about 48 million people) gets sick due to foodborne diseases. About 128,000 are hospitalized, and about 3,000 die. Although not traditionally associated with foodborne illnesses, in the recent past, fresh fruits and vegetables have been linked to several illness outbreaks.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | August 2, 2011
A cotton swab dabbed with a little petroleum jelly, a disposable razor and a toothbrush can help make your hens look pretty, but winning the grand champion poultry showmanship trophy at the Berkeley County Youth Fair requires much more work. Just ask this year's winner, Michael Lithrow, who placed second three times before winning the top honor in Tuesday's poultry show at the fair. “You pretty much have to know the bird inside and out,” Lithrow said as he held one of his three Rhode Island Red hens outside their cage at the fairgrounds.
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Melissa Tewes and Joe Fleischman | Your Health Matters | June 24, 2011
Everyone enjoys eating flavorful foods. Did you know by using herbs and spices, you can perk up the flavor without adding unwanted fat, sugar, calories and sodium? Experimenting with herbs and spices is an easy way to turn a bland meal into a colorful and flavorful dish that is not only appealing to the taste, but also offers a meal that looks great and offers a hearty aroma.   Herbs and spices are full of flavor, yet contain no calories and are often loaded with disease-fighting nutrients called phytochemicals.
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