Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2013 2:54 PM
Nearly 600 people have registered for the Jan. 26 Country Living Expo and Cattlemen's Winterschool in Stanwood, Wash.
The daylong event will include 165 classes, a trade show with 60 vendors and a smoked prime rib or vegetarian lunch.
Classes include permaculture homesteading, poultry processing, hay selection, barn restoration and greenhouse building. Livestock classes cover beef, sheep, goats, poultry and hogs.
The school will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Stanwood High School, 7400 272nd St. NW. The cost is $65 per person and includes a selection of five class sessions and lunch.
Sponsors -- Northwest Farm Credit Services, Snohomish County Farm Bureau, Sno/Skagit Cattlemen's Association and others -- have subsidized registration for the first 200 youths age 12-18, who will receive a reduced rate of $10.
The all-day trade show is open to event sponsors, small farm vendors and nonprofit groups are welcome. Information: Dave Schram at firstname.lastname@example.org.