February 10, 2020

Tri-State SARE workshop

Join us for this free workshop on Pasture Renovation and Weed Management. Featuring speakers from the University of Vermont and Kings AgriSeeds. Location: Farm Credit East, Enfield CT. (240 S Rd)

June 15, 2019

Greg Judy at Heifer Ranch

About: Join Heifer USA and special guest, Greg Judy, at Heifer Ranch for a very special workshop focused on regenerative livestock management techniques! Cost: $75 (one-day pass) $150-$200 (two-day pass) What’s Included: One-Day Pass (6/15): Session 1: Setting up a profitable grazing operation from scratch Ranch-Raised Lunch Session 2: Grass Finished Livestock Pasture Walk 1 Two-Day Pass (6/15 & 6/16): All […]

January 21, 2019

Professional Pastured Poultry Conference

The American Pastured Poultry Producers Association is hosting its third annual Professional Pastured Poultry Producers Conference in Greenville, Texas, on January 21-22, 2019. This meeting is a dynamic system of farmers, ideas, and discussions. Topics will be facilitated based on attendee recommendations, suggestions, and interest. APPPA’s Professional Pastured Poultry Producers Conference shakes up the typical conference […]

January 20, 2019

Pastured Poultry Training Course

The American Pastured Poultry Producers Association is pleased to announce a one-day intensive training course for upstart pastured poultry producers in Greenville, Texas, on January 20, 2019. The course will feature modules on planning, marketing, housing/brooding, nutrition, and processing. This course is instructor-led by pastured poultry experts and will focus on giving participants a deep […]

January 30, 2018

2018 GrassWorks Grazing Conference

The 2018 GrassWorks Grazing Conference is Covering All Ground.  Key speakers include Hue Karreman, Suzanne Nelson, Kit Pharo, Joe Tomandl and Greg Gunthorp.

June 19, 2017

I Know. It Happened to Me Too. And I’m Still Here

We’ve all made plenty of mistakes. Here are some examples to show you that you’re not alone and you will survive.

May 15, 2017

Growing Our Poultry Operation with Our Own USDA Inspected Processing Plant

Maple Wind Farm, owned by Bruce Hennessey and Beth Whiting, is a diversified, pasture-based livestock, organic vegetable, and maple products farm located on two conserved properties in Huntington and Richmond, VT. Here’s how they worked through the process of growing their pastured poultry business with their own processing facility.

September 7, 2015

Considering the True Cost of How Meat Is Raised

When someone asks you, “Why does pasture finished meat cost so much more than what I’ve been buying all along in the grocery store?” do you have a good answer? Kendra Kimbirauskas, a food activist, legislative aide, and small diversified farmer has some answers that we thought would be helpful to you. Kendra raises pastured […]

July 14, 2014

How to Get Your Chickens to Make the Best Use of Pasture

Changing the time when you feed your birds can increase their foraging, potentially increase weight gain, and reduce labor costs.

July 7, 2014

Day Range Pastured Poultry – An Alternative to Chicken Tractors

Lots of producers use chicken tractors.  The concept was popularized by Joel Salatin and the structure size and shape has been modified by many people.  I used my own version when raising meat chickens in my backyard.  It’s basically an open-floored enclosure that is moved once or twice a day around a pasture. Birds live […]

February 24, 2014

Why Don’t Chickens Lay Eggs in the Winter?

It’s all about the birds and the bees.

December 16, 2013

More Egg Economics – How Forrest Pritchard Makes It Work

Forrest Pritchard shows us how he makes pastured eggs and raising pastured hens work for him and his farm. As he points out, it involves both economy of scale, AND being willing to perform all the “unsexy” aspects of chicken farming.

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