The Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association. NOFA/Mass welcomes everyone who cares about food, where it comes from and how it’s grown

Growing Organically Since 1982

Pastured Poultry Production

Sunday, 28 August 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Many Hands Farm
411 Sheldon Rd
Barre, MA
Cost:

NOFA/Mass Member - $30 (walk-in $35) Non-member - $38 (walk-in $43)

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Pre-registration is recommended.  For more information contact Dan Bensonoff, education events organizer, at dan@nofamass.org or 860-716-5122.

Description:
In this workshop, Julie Rawson and Jack Kittredge will show participants two ages of meat birds, two ages of layers, and brand new turkeys. Participants will learn about the management of these different types of poultry and their relationships to each other, the vegetable (2 acres) and fruit (1 acre) operation, and to the farm’s 8 pigs and 2 cows on this tightly organized and rotated farm system. They will discuss the role and opportunities available with poultry in Soil Carbon Restoration. The workshop covers feed, housing, pasturing, rotations with crops, sprouted grains, brooding, marketing, and finances.

About the Instructors:

Julie Rawson and Jack Kittredge own and operate Many Hands Organic Farm, organically certified since 1987. They have been raising organic pastured poultry since 1984. They have been in the leadership of NOFA/Mass for the past 30 years.

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