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Penn State Extension: Living on a Few Acres Webinar Series

Feb 25, 2021

The art of homesteading can be challenging but also very rewarding. The Living on a Few Acres webinar series is for the beginning producer or homesteader who is looking to be more self-sufficient or take the first step in producing an agricultural product.

These introductory webinars will walk participants through the basics of fruit and vegetable gardening, home food preservation, raising livestock, and more! Click here to view the whole series and register.


Tree and Small Fruit Production

Learn the fundamental information you need to start your own small orchard or patch.

Date:     March 3, 2021

Time:    7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Food Preservation

Get the scientific reasoning behind today’s recommended methods for home food preservation while debunking food preservation myths and unsafe practices.

Date:     March 10, 2021

Time:     7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Beef, Sheep, Goats, and Hogs

Join use to get the basics on the production, feeding, health, and reproduction of livestock animals during this webinar.

Date:     March 17, 2021

Time:    7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Backyard Poultry

During this webinar we will be defining the FLAWS (feed, lighting, air/ventilation, water, and space/socialization) of poultry.

Date:     March 24, 2021

Time:    7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Home Butchering

Join us as Drs. John Boney and Jonathan Campbell, faculty in the Department of Animal Science at Penn State, discuss the key items for consideration when planning both red meat and poultry harvest activities on your property.

Date:     March 31, 2021

Time:    7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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