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 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 Pennsylvania, Kansas, Texas, North Carolina, Maryland, Oregon 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:

Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
Kansas, Workshop time to be determined
Texas, Workshop time to be determined
North Carolina, Workshop time to be determined
Maryland, Workshop time to be determined
Oregon, 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:

Kansas, Workshop time to be determined
Texas, 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:

Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
North Carolina, Workshop time to be determined
Maryland, Workshop time to be determined
Oregon, Workshop time to be determined