Spend a Saturday afternoon with Pennsylvania pastured poultry producers in Mechanicsville, PA. This community day is a networking opportunity to meet with other pastured poultry farmers in the region, form alliances, learn from each other, and build relationships.
All experience levels welcome. If you questions about getting started or getting better, bring them and be ready to participate.
Our host farm, Carversville Farm Foundation currently raises heritage turkeys, broad breasted turkeys, and laying hens. They purchase ready-to-lay pullets and operate state of the art mobile pasture shelters for their laying flocks. APPPA board member Craig Haney will host the workshop on the farm’s behalf.
The emphasis of the day will be on collaboration, group discussion and problem solving. Bring your questions, your ideas, your challenges, and your successes. Be prepared to share.
- Discussion/presentation on soil health with Dr. Joseph Heckman, Professor of Soil Science, Rutgers University.
- Walk the the farm and get an up close look at Carverville’s poultry operation and its integration with the goats.
- Round table discussion about your pastured poultry businesses, challenges, and opportunities.
Refreshments will be provided. Event is rain or shine. Dress appropriately for the weather. Refunds not available after July 13.
Walk-in registrations add $5 to registration.
Craig Haney and Carversville Farm Foundation and his family will host the day on behalf of the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association (APPPA). Other attendees on behalf of APPPA will include Mike Badger.