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WSU Spokane offers Urban Goat certification classes

​So you want to keep goats in the City of Spokane? Under the recently passed Urban Livestock ordinance you will be able to starting May 9th ig you have taken an urban animal management class through WSU Spokane County Extension. The focus of the class will be to provide Spokane residents with the basics of keeping goats in an urban setting.

DATES: Thursday May 8 (20 seats) OR Thursday, May 22 (40 seats)
TIMES: 6:30 pm to 9 pm
LOCATION: WSU Spokane County Extension, 222 N. Havana, Spokane WA, 99202
COST: $20 per family at the same address.
By mail: Checks made payable to WSU Spokane County Extension and sent to the above address.


- Requirements of Spokane’s Urban Agriculture Small Animal Keeping ordinances
- Breed Selection and Purchasing
- Shelter and Fencing
- Basic Health Care
- Feed and Hay Requirements
- Breeding Cycle and Buck Selection
- Milking your goat/ safe milk handling
- Manure/Odor Control

​People who register for the May 8th class are invited to come early and help WSU Spokane County Extension celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Extension system. It was created in 1914 by Congressional act to bring research-based information from the land grant universities to local communities. Festivities begin at 3:30 pm and will include interactive demonstrations and exhibits of many of WSU Spokane County Extension’s community- based programs including Master Gardeners, 4H, Small Farm and Acreage, Agronomy, Forestry, Community Gardens and Food $cense.

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