Raising Heritage Poultry for Profit & Pleasure A workshop for Small, Sustainable Poultry Farmers who are interested in breeding, growing and selling standard bred poultry. Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 9:00am - 5:00pm (registration begins at 8:30am) Location: Wholesome Valley Farms 927 US 62 Wilmot, Ohio 44689 330-359-2129 www.wholesomevalleyfarm.net Cost & Registration: Registration includes training materials and lunch: $89.00 for PRE-registration due by Friday, February 15th. After February 15th, the registration fee is $109.00. Register on-line: www.sustainablepoultrynetwork.com or call 330.359.2129. For more information contact: [email protected] or call 209.890.5326. Have you ever tasted a farm-fresh egg or freshly-harvested chicken? Many people are now raising their own poultry for personal use or for sale, making this an exciting time in the poultry industry. The marketplace for historical, heritage breeds of poultry is growing rapidly. Would you like to learn about standard bred poultry? Learn how to breed and reproduce heritage poultry for eggs and meat! Learn about sustainable breeding, and how to market poultry products in stores, restaurants, and in your community! Learn which breeds are on the verge of extinction and how you can be a part of their preservation! During this workshop you’ll learn: how to identify breeds, how to select and breed them legally and safely, how to create an environment for maximum, natural production, and finally, how to strategically market your poultry for a small farm profit. Every year during the holiday season, more and more families are looking for an historical, standard bred, locally grown turkey to purchase and cook for their Thanksgiving and Christmas meals! A turkey that is true to the breed can naturally reproduce and is treated humanely on the farm where it is raised! The demand for these birds is increasing all the time. In this workshop you will learn about the history of commercial/industrialized turkeys verses heritage turkeys. You will also learn about the opportunities and necessities as you consider raising these birds on your local farm. We’ll discuss how to choose your breed, prepare your pasture and look at facility options for your flock. You’ll learn the basics of brooding poults – dealing with heat, feeding, watering, pastures, proper fencing and even how to deal with predators. The workshop will end with wonderful secrets to marketing your products, planning for profit, and building a sustainable farming program with your flock.