Backyard Poultry Certificate Course

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For a variety of reasons, there is an increase in interest in keeping backyard poultry. Backyard flocks provide the opportunity for people in rural and urban areas alike to produce tasty eggs and meat for personal and family food security. You might want egg layers. You might want to raise meat birds for a harvest in your freezer. You might even have a youth interested in raising chickens for their 4-H or FFA project, as these lower maintenance livestock can be kept in a fraction of the space for a fraction of the cost when compared to other species.

Whatever your reason for raising poultry, this course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and resources you will need to get your backyard flock off to a great start.

This self-paced course is expected to take 2-3 hours to complete and includes the following 6 modules:

  • Getting Started
  • Brooding, Basic Husbandry & Nutrition
  • Housing
  • Egg Production
  • Maximizing Health
  • Biosecurity

GCCC UAS Precision Agricultural Services

The Greene County Career Center is offering remote sensing precision agricultural services as part of the Drone and UAS Technology lab.
The Drone & UAS Technology free services include data collection and processing from students using enterprise software such as Pix4Dmapper and Pix4Dfields which can easily integrate with GIS software such as ArcMap or QGIS.
All products can be viewed from a Windows PC or Mac without any special software and can provide a stable, historical dataset in an ever-changing climate.

• All data from the multispectral and RGB sensors would be readily accessible to the farmers and can be used for scouting and management purposes.
• The program has commercial aircraft such as the fixed-wing SenteraPHX that can cover 700 acres in one battery and the M300 RTK, a quadcopter, boasting a 55 minutes of flight time
• Generated prescription maps allow customizable variable rate and spot spraying maps with DJI spray drones and John Deere tractors

Contact Chris Rieser (Drone/UAS Instructor) at 937-372-6941 x 2210 or crieser@greeneccc.comfor details.

OSU Extension Greene County On-farm Research Meeting

Would you like to answer your questions and get involved with local on-farm research? Have ideas and suggestions to share?
Join us in this informal meeting where we will discuss ideas and projects for local on-farm research in Greene County!

Date: Monday, March 18, 2024

Time: 6 PM

Address: 100 Fairgrounds Rd, Xenia, OH 45385

No registration is required. Contact Marina Miquilini at or 937-736-7205 for details.

OSU Extension On farm research in Greene