KC – IVCC partner for Homesteading Conference on April 5

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farmstandKishwaukee College and Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Departments have partnered to present a one day Homesteading Conference on Saturday, April 5, from 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. The Homesteading Conference will be held at 815 North Orlando Smith Road in Oglesby. The cost for the day-long Homesteading Conference is $89 and includes a light continental breakfast and lunch. Registration deadline is March 28.

The Homesteading Conference provides an opportunity for participants to learn the ins and outs of growing, raising and preserving their own food, as well as how to turn a passion into a business. Participants will have a choice of four sessions throughout the day, in addition to the closing general session at the end of the conference.

Session topics are: Choosing Livestock for Your Homestead, Looking for a Few Good Hens, Raising Goats Naturally, Pastured Pork and Beef Production, Beekeeping, Beginning Canning, Beginning Herb Gardening, Making Mozzarella, Soap Making, Creating a Homestead Business, and Marketing Your Homestead Business.

Seating is limited in each workshop; registration is on a first come, first served basis. For more information or to register using a credit card, contact Kishwaukee College Continuing Education at 815-825-2086, ext. 2040. To download a Registration form, visit www.kishwaukeecollege.edu/go/homesteading/.

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