‘How Now Backyard Cow’

Oregon State University extension will present a four-workshop series on very small-scale backyard dairy management, beginning Jan. 28.

“This four-class series is for those interested in owning a dairy animal to provide milk for home use,” according to the event website. “If you currently have a milk cow (or goat or sheep) or are thinking about raising them, this program will help you with the basics on animal production and management. This class will not cover rules and regulations for selling milk or milk products.”

Topics include nutrition and feeding, facilities and manure management, milk and milking procedures, and health and reproduction.

The workshops will be presented on four Tuesdays, Jan. 28-Feb. 18, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The workshops will be presented at the Linn County Extension Service, 33630 McFarland Road, Tangent, Ore.

The event cost of the series is $60. A partner can be added for an additional $35.

For more information, go to the event website.