Charlene Couch

The Livestock Conservancy


Charlene Couch serves as a programs coordinator with the Livestock Conservancy. 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. She has a keen interest in conservation of genetic diversity in livestock, and she’s currently focused on horse and pig initiatives. At home on the farm, she maintains horses and chickens.

Charlene will be speaking at the Pennsylvania Fair.


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Rabbits: The secret homestead resource

Rabbits are among the easiest species to raise and, unlike most of their farmyard counterparts, require little space and won't be likely to disturb neighbors with noise. For people wanting to become more self-reliant for food, rabbits are a great choice: They're a meat resource that also provides you with top-grade fertilizer for the garden. Learn the basics of keeping and breeding rabbits and how heritage breed rabbits offer a wide variety of sizes, personalities, and colors from which to choose.
Modern Homesteading Animal Husbandry

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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 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.
Modern Homesteading Animal Husbandry

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