speaker-info

Charlene Couch

The Livestock Conservancy

www.livestockconservancy.org

Charlene Couch recently joined the Livestock Conservancy as a programs coordinator. She grew up on a small farm in Western North Carolina with horses, beef cattle, goats, and chickens. Her doctorate degree is in zoology with a biotechnology minor. Couch has a keen interest in the conservation of genetic diversity in livestock and is currently focused on horse and pig initiatives. At home on the farm she maintains horses and chickens.

Charlene will be speaking at the Texas, North Carolina, Maryland, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Kansas Fairs

Workshops

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Homegrown Pork and Getting Ready for Backyard Pigs

Interest in raising your own pigs for family use has soared in recent years as people discover the flavor of heritage hogs and the culinary delights these pigs offer. Learn about the basics of keeping these animals, about the breeds themselves, and how to tell them apart from the numerous imposters that can be a costly lesson to new pig owners.
Animal Husbandry

Available In:

Texas, Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
North Carolina, Sunday 11:30-12:30 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
Maryland, Sunday 11:30-12:30 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
Oregon, Workshop time to be determined
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
Kansas, Workshop time to be determined

Extraordinary Equines

Whether you're looking for an equine for the plow, driving, endurance, therapy, or the trail, the right heritage breed is out there! Learn about the variety of choices and how finding the appropriate breed for your skill and needs can make the dream of ownership a delightful reality.
Animal Husbandry

Available In:

Texas, Sunday 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
Kansas, Workshop time to be determined

Extended The Power of Poultry

Interested in raising your own poultry flock for meat, eggs, or both? Have you recently started a flock, but feel you still have a lot to learn about bird health and nutrition? Perhaps you keep laying chickens now but want to get into meat birds? Are you interested in learning how to raise poultry to market for supplemental income? If the answer to any of these questions is "yes," you won’t want to miss this extended workshop. During this interactive session, learn the common sense basics of setting up for a breeder flock and how to make good breeding decisions for creating birds that meet breed standard while producing better meat and eggs in the process. Over time, you can make great improvements to your flock, which will translate to healthier, more productive, and ultimately more valuable birds. This session includes hands-on instruction for handling live chickens for the purpose of breeding birds and their evaluation. This workshop is sponsored by Manna Pro. Note: An extra pass is required for this workshop. Space is limited, get your passes today
Animal Husbandry Hands On

Available In:

Texas, Saturday 2:00-5:00 p.m., Extended Workshops
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined

Adding a Cow to Your Family

This introductory workshop prepares the homesteader for a useful bovine addition to the family. Topics covered include breed selection, purchasing, infrastructure, feeding, breeding, milking, processing, and more.
Animal Husbandry Natural Health

Available In:

Maryland, Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
Oregon, Workshop time to be determined
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined