Putnam county producers raise a large number of livestock each year – including hogs, cattle, sheep, and poultry. In 2022, producers will have the opportunity to attend both a Beef Quality Assurance Certification and Recertification program and a Livestock Mortality Composting Program.
Beef Quality Assurance
Thursday, January 13 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Many buyers only source beef from producers trained in Beef Quality Assurance (BQA). Ensure that you have complete market access by becoming BQA Certified or Recertified. Clint Schroeder, Extension Educator from Allen County, will conduct the program and answer producer questions and concerns. There is no charge for this program.
Livestock Mortality Composting
Wednesday, February 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Composting is an economical and efficient method of disposal for livestock. Certification is needed in Ohio to compost cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, goats, and swine. This program will review how to appropriately construct, monitor, and manage your compost system. The course will be taught by OSU Extension Specialist Glen Arnold. There is a $10 fee to attend this program and includes all materials.
Programs will take place at the Putnam County Extension Office.