RENO – The University of Nevada, Reno Extension hosts “Backyard Poultry Production,” a free online question and answer session, Tuesday, May 12, from 10-11:30 a.m.
The session is part of online series, “Agriculture: Living Beyond a Pandemic,” being put together by Lindsay Chichester, Extension educator in Douglas County, Nevada. Organizers selected this topic in response to an increase in home food production, including eggs and meat, due to continued scarcity of some foods at the supermarket due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Extension’s urban program coordinator in Nebraska, Brett Kreifels, will lead the talk. Kreifels’ grandfather owned a hatchery, and Kreifels raised and showed poultry as a youth participating in 4-H. He studied animal science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and continued to earn a master’s degree, focusing on poultry husbandry and nutrition. He is involved in several poultry groups and associations and frequently judges at poultry shows and fairs.
In addition, Brenda Freeman, professor of counseling and educational psychology in the College of Education and Extension specialist at the University of Nevada, Reno, will be on hand to offer guidance and resources for participants who may be stressed or concerned about our country’s food supply, agriculture industry and production, or other issues amid the COVID-19 crisis. Freeman has over 30 years of experience in the field of counseling.
The Backyard Poultry Production session, as well as the other sessions, are offered online via Facebook Live and Zoom. Chichester opens each session with a brief introduction about the session’s topic, followed by a presentation and questions from participants.
Future session topics include:
- May 19 – Pork Industry Update
- May 26 – Dairy: Milk Dumping and National Dairy Month
For the Facebook Live or Zoom link for the May 12 Backyard Poultry Production session, and details on future sessions, go to https://extension.unr.edu/program.aspx?ID=186.For more information, email Chichester at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 775-782-9960 (leave a message and she will call you back).