New Self-Paced On-Farm Poultry Processing Course Available

Amy Barkley, Livestock Specialist
Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

March 11, 2021
New Self-Paced On-Farm Poultry Processing Course Available

March 1, 2021/Erica Frenay

Has your insurance provider told you they won't underwrite your on-farm processing of poultry unless you complete a training? Do you need to brush up on best practices for processing meat birds on-farm?

Our new self-paced online course offers detailed videos and lessons on food safety and humane techniques for dispatching and processing chickens and turkeys on-farm under the 1000-bird exemption.

The On-Farm Poultry Processing course will take 3-4 hours to complete, and includes quizzes in each section to test your knowledge. You'll have 3 attempts to score 80% or better on each quiz before you can move onto the next topic, and if you pass all of the quizzes, a "Certificate of Completion" will be automatically issued to you.

This certificate may be accepted by your insurer to underwrite your poultry operation, but we cannot guarantee that it will result in coverage. Please confirm with your insurance agent before registering, if your sole intent in taking the course is to obtain farm insurance.

As with all of our online courses, pricing is tiered based on household income and this course ranges from $49 - $99. This On-Farm Poultry Processing course was authored by Cornell Cooperative Extension educator and farmer, Lynn Bliven, from Allegany County.

This new self-paced course joins our program's offering of more than 20 online courses to help farmers improve their technical and business skills. These courses cover a range of topics any farmer needs to succeed, such as farm businesssoil healthindoor mushroom productiongrazing management, and so much more. You can browse all of our course offerings on our website.




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