Poultry School in New York

POULTRY SCHOOL: RAISING PASTURED BIRDS FOR SOIL HEALTH AND FLAVOR - MARCH 28-29 in Tarrytown, New York

Poultry School is a two-day intensive of classroom and hands-on workshops, guest speakers, and forums to explore current issues, methods and technologies in raising pastured poultry including layer-chickens, meat-chickens, turkeys and geese.

POULTRY SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS

Stone Barns Center’s Growing Farmers Initiative is bringing together leading experts in raising, caring for and processing poultry. Workshops are designed to appeal to both large-scale farmers and processors, as well as homesteaders and small-scale and urban farmers. The program includes round table discussions mediated by experienced educators on an array of topics. A farm dinner will be held on the evening of March 28.

Here is a sneak peek of some of the program workshops:

Integrated System for Poultry and Compost Production // Karl Hammer, Vermont Compost Company

Practical Anatomy and Physiology of the Chicken // Dr. Michael Darre, University of Connecticut, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Department of Animal Science

Pastured Geese–Opportunities and Challenges // Suzanne Podhaizer, Gozzard City, Salt Café; Wesley Bascom, Gozzard City

The Small-Scale Poultry Flock: Natural, Holistic Husbandry for the Homestead and Farm // Harvey Ussery, Mother Earth News, The Small-Scale Poultry Flock (Chelsea Green, 2011)

Troubleshooting Poultry Health Issues // Jeff Mattocks, The Fertrell Company; Susan Beal, Laughing Oak Farm

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Poultry School is a two-day program running March 28 and 29; registering will sign you up for both dates. Program cost is $100. Registration will open on Friday, February 20 at 10:00 am. Please visit our website for more information: http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/products/poultry-school.html

Poultry School is presented in collaboration with APPPA, the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association.

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