Heritage Breed Conservation Workshop

First-of-its-kind workshop aims to teach veterans and others about heritage breed agriculture.

Boss Dun Highland Cow

Boss Dun Highland Cow

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Join the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBC) May 4 and 5 for a two-day intensive workshop that will help transform today’s veterans into tomorrow’s farmers. This first-of-its kind workshop will educate and train America’s service men and women on the skills necessary to steward some of America’s most historic and endangered farm animals. This workshop is a basic intro to heritage breed farming.

The workshop, though focused on veterans, is now open to anyone who wants to attend. Priority will be given to veteran registrants. It will be located at Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro, N.C.

Friday’s program will include a full-day classroom session featuring many local farmers. On Saturday, attendees will visit local, successful small farm operations where they will get an up-close look at the realities of heritage breed farming.

The workshop stems from the growing demand from veterans for more information about heritage breed agriculture. ALBC has experienced a rapid rise in call volume and inquiries from veterans seeking help getting started with heritage breed agriculture.

To find out details about the workshop, click here.

To register for the workshop, call the ALBC office at 919-542-5704, or email jberanger@albc-usa.org. The cost of the workshop is $95, which includes a heritage breed lunch on Friday, and a boxed lunch on Saturday.