The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota supports the development and enhancement of sustainable farming systems through innovation, demonstration, education, and farmer-to-farmer networking.
May 17 Farmer to Farmer Exchange at L&R Poultry and Produce
On Saturday, May 17, 3-5pm, Come to L&R Poultry and Produce for:
Lessons learned, mistakes made and problems overcome in 18 years of layer hen management, reflected in a new, 300 hen poultry barn.
Starting in 1995 with 5 Barred Rock hens, Rae presently manages a flock of up to 300 hens. She sells her birds and eggs wholesale and at farmers markets, and her egg “seconds” are marketed to a local sustainable pet food company; through these diversified channels she is able to sell all the eggs produced on her farm. This will be a great opportunity to discuss poultry management, barn design, and marketing. Tour Rae’s new, locally built barn (built by a longtime customer), with time for questions and exchange of ideas.