Monthly Archives: March 2010

Return of the Livestock Schools

Last year New Entry organized a series of Livestock Field Trainings in cooperation with the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. The workshop were such a hit, we had to bring them back – but this year there’s a bit more variety.
Last year the series was species-specific, with field trainings for poultry, sheep, beef cattle, and swine. This year we’re branching out with some multi-species workshops, including new resources for both beginning and more advanced livestock producers. Some details still need to be worked out, but here’s the schedule we have so far:
June 5 – Livestock Farm Day
9-3:30, in collaboration with the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary
Medicine, North Grafton MA
June 24 – Forage and Grazing Field Day
(Time TBA) in collaboration with the Tufts Cummings School of
Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton MA
July 10 – Pastured Poultry Field Day
(Time TBA) hosted by Pete and Jen’s Backyard Birds, Concord MA
August 10 – Marketing Livestock Products
(Time and loc. TBA)
September 16 – Sheep Workshop
(Time TBA) in collaboration with the Tufts Cummings School of
Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton MA
October 23 – Livestock Field Training: Beef Workshop
(Time TBA) in collaboration with the Tufts Cummings School of
Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton MA
You can see the full calendar of events at http://nesfp.nutrition.tufts.edu/about/calendar.html.
And if you’re into the whole Twitter thing, don’t forget to check out the New Entry livestock account: http://twitter.com/letthemeatgrass.

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You Are What You Tweet

Okay, that’s not true (thank goodness). But here at New Entry, we’re trying to expand our horizons a bit. You may think Twitter and Facebook and YouTube are the domain of bored teenagers, not farmers, but the times they are a-changin’. New Entry has officially joined the agricultural invasion of social media. We have one Facebook page, two Twitter accounts, and three video channels, all containing very useful resources and updates. And we promise not to use the phrases ‘lol’ or ‘omg.’
So, if it doesn’t offend your earthy sensibilities, check us out at these trendy web locales:
Facebook
Twitter (main)
Twitter (livestock)
YouTube
DoGooder (video)
Vimeo (video)

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