CDFA Train the Trainers: Poultry Edition
In response to the unprecedented growth in backyard poultry farms and the limited resources available to them, the California Department of Food and Agriculture sponsored the Train the Trainers: Poultry event--co-hosted by UC Cooperative Extension and the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. The goal was to strengthen the skills and knowledge of established and new backyard poultry stakeholders. In targeting these stakeholders, the hope is that they will help extend accurate poultry information to those who see the value in it.
Backyard Poultry Community Network
Along with the extensive lectures and lab section, our attendees also completed a social network analysis survey. The survey will help us better understand the complex and not well-studied backyard poultry community network. This understanding will then allow us to better allocate limited resources. A report will come soon; stay tuned.