Establishing a Wisconsin Hatchery to Produce and Sell Organically Raised Pastured Poultry Chicks

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2003: $5,981.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $10,573.00
Region: North Central
State: Wisconsin
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  • Animals: poultry


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, housing, animal protection and health, grazing - continuous, free-range, manure management, pasture fertility, pasture renovation, grazing - rotational, watering systems, winter forage
  • Education and Training: display, farmer to farmer, mentoring, networking
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, community-supported agriculture, marketing management, agricultural finance, value added
  • Pest Management: biological control
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Soil Management: composting
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, analysis of personal/family life, sustainability measures
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