The Northwest Agriculture Business Center has developed a rigorous class in poultry processing in partnership with the Organic Farm School on Whidbey Island and WSU Extension. The hands-on workshop will be held July 12th, 2017 at the Organic Farm School in Freeland and is relevant for both the commercial producer and the home flock farmer.
Included will be overviews of regulations, processing methods, sanitation as related to food safety and quality control, and a practical, hands-on master class where students will process live poultry into packaged product. Students will slaughter, eviscerate and package birds purchased direct from a local farm and take their work home to prepare and enjoy. Materials can be prepared in Spanish upon request.