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There will be a Fencing School on Tuesday, June 4 at the Piedmont Research Station in Salisbury, NC. The fencing school is for livestock producers raising any species of livestock (including equine). The school will help you understand the different types of fencing, budgets, and how to construct fences that will last.
The program will begin at 9:30 a.m., with doors opening at 9 a.m. There will be a classroom session in the morning, followed by hands-on fence building in the afternoon. The day will conclude by 4 p.m. Topics that will be covered include a discussion regarding temporary versus permanent fencing, budget considerations, types of materials (post and wire), electric fencing, and safety. In the hands-on sessions, participants will have the opportunity to help set up electric fencing, learn about electric fence troubleshooting, and help construct a high tensile fence, including building an H-Brace.
Pre-registration is required for this workshop by May 30. You can register online at go.ncsu.edu/fencingschool2019 or contact Sara Drake, Livestock Extension Agent, at email@example.com or at 336-242-2082. The cost is $25 per person, which includes session materials, lunch, and snacks. Your registration is not complete until payment is received.
The Big Dreams, Small Farms series is part of NC Farm School geared to beginning farmers. Each day will have a lecture in the morning, followed by a farm visit in the afternoon. Workshop locations will vary by topic.
* March 13 - Small Ruminants - Rowan County
* April 11 - Pastured Pork - Stanly County
* April 25 - Agritourism - Rowan County
* May 9 - Pastured Poultry - Davidson County
* May 23 - Small Fruit - Cabarrus County
* June 13 - Market Garden - Rowan County
Register online: go.ncsu.edu/smallfarmseries2019