ALABAMA A&M TO HOST RABBIT DAY
Alabama A&M University will host a Rabbit Production Field Day June 5 at the Winfred Thomas Agriculture Research Station in Hazel Green, Ala.
"Rabbit production as an alternative form of livestock holds potential to provide supplemental income to existing farm operations," said A&M researcher Robert Spencer. "Start-up costs are minimal compared to most forms of livestock production, and this enterprise is ideal for small-scale and/or limited-resource farmers."
Rabbit Day '04 will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude around 1 p.m. Farmers will learn about opportunities and advantages in rabbit production, management practices, marketing and what government agencies and institutions endorse it. Speakers include Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks; Ralph Noble of Tuskegee University; Lloyd Walker of Alabama A & M University; Mike Cornett with RC&D; and J.C. Holt of the Tri-State Rabbit Growers Association.
The event is free. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with activities starting at 8:45 a.m. For more information, contact Spencer at (256) 372-4958 or email him at email@example.com.