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Venison Processing Workshops

The Purdue Cooperative Extension Service, in partnership with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Fish & Wildlife is once again sponsoring its’ award-winning series of September venison processing workshops.  During each workshop, a deer will be skinned, butchered, and prepared in a variety of ways for the participants to taste.  Food safety and handling procedures, as well as an update on deer health issues will be presented.  These highly-acclaimed programs are designed to provide hands-on opportunities for participants to practice what they have been taught. The personable and experienced instructors ensure that there is an informal atmosphere during the programs, and pledge to stay afterwards until all questions have been answered.  The overall goal of our instructors is to equip participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to safely process their own deer and end up with a delicious, high quality product that they will be proud to share with family and friends.  Adult registration is $10, however children are admitted free of charge.  All programs are 6-9pm local time. 

Pre- registration is appreciated.  To reserve your spot for either location please call Jonathan Ferris at (765) 973-9281 or e-mail him at:


9/14 – Northeast Purdue Ag Center, 4821 E 400 S, Columbia City, IN 46725

9/15 – John S. Wright Forestry Center, 1007 N 725 W West Lafayette, IN 47906

For more information contact Jonathan Ferris in the Purdue Extension Office of Wayne County by calling 765-973-9281.


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