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Event Details


March 2, 2018


9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


SUNY Cobleskill, Center for Ag and Natural Resources
114 Rockland Ave
Cobleskill, NY 12043


$55.00 per person

includes lunch and course materials


Harvest New York

MacKenzie Waro

Pre-Registration Deadline: February 26, 2018


Pork Processing Workshop

March 2, 2018

Pork Processing Workshop
Maximize our meat profit! Learn how to cut a hog carcass, make sausage, and market your pork. Process the whole pig!

COST: $55 includes lunch and course materials.

For more information, contact MacKenzie Waro.

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