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Methods of Pastured Pork and Poultry Production field day
August 21, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pmFree
You’re invited to join SFA and two Driftless region farms for a free Methods of Pastured Pork and Poultry Production Field Day on August 21, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m!
We will visit these two farms raising pastured pork and poultry in a couple of different ways. These methods can provide opportunity for a variety of farmers in a variety of land contexts. We’ll also discuss direct marketing strategies.
The first stop will be Nettle Valley Farm in Spring Grove. Farmers Dayna Burtness and Nick Nguyen will give us a tour, featuring a pastured pork wagon wheel hub model and pastured meat chickens and turkeys. Dayna was also featured in last week’s episode of Dirt Rich.
After lunch, the field day continues at Wholesome Family Farms in Caledonia, Minnesota. Jordan and Rachelle Meyer will demonstrate their mobile pastured pork setup and pastured laying hens. The Meyers also raise grass-finished beef, goats, and other poultry.
The field day is free and open to all! Farmers marketing grass-finished beef, for example, may find benefit in adding other pastured livestock to their operation because they already have a customer base that’s interested in pasture-raised meat. This could allow you to start additional enterprises without adding additional marketing costs.
Fruit and vegetable growers may also be interested in attending. Pastured pork and poultry can be a viable method to add the fifth principle of soil health, “Integrating Livestock,” into your soil health practices.
We hope you can make it! Registration is encouraged for planning purposes and to ensure a lunch. Walkups are also welcome. REGISTER.