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Learn organic poultry farming in South Dakota

Learn organic poultry farming in South Dakota

By Scout Nelson

The South Dakota Specialty Producers Association (SDSPA) is excited to host a field day emphasizing the shift to organic poultry production. Scheduled for June 21, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT at Prairiesun Organics in Vermillion, SD, this event is a must-attend for anyone interested in sustainable farming practices.

Event Highlights:

  • Insights from Dr. Angela Jackson: Owner of Prairiesun Organics and experienced organic farmer, Dr. Jackson will share her expertise in producing pasture-raised organic eggs and broilers.
  • Farm and Facility Tours: Explore the farm's operations, including their semi-mobile poultry processing plant.
  • Networking and Learning: Engage with industry professionals through recorded interviews featuring insights from Mike Badger, advocate for pastured poultry farms, and David Schafer, specialist in small-scale poultry processing.

Featured Speakers:

  • Mike Badger: Executive Director of the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association will discuss the financial aspects of starting a pasture-raised poultry business.
  • David Schafer: Founder of Prairie Schooners, LLC, and an innovator in on-farm poultry processing solutions.

This free event requires pre-registration and promises an educational experience complete with a lunch inspired by the farm’s own produce. Join to gain valuable knowledge that could help you transition to or enhance your own organic poultry operations.

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Categories: South Dakota, Livestock, Poultry

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