Free-range Poultry: Production and Marketing
Rural communities and small farms can be revitalized by innovative value-added enterprises that offer alternatives to conventional cropping systems.
Objectives: To educate potential poultry produers about a viable, low-cost method to produce, process and direct market poultry and eggs from the farm within a geographic region.
Results: Field days, co-sponsored by various sustainable agricultural organizations, were held; workshops for interested poultry producers were conducted; and farm tours for students were sponsored. In addition, a how-to guide for raising, processing and marketing poultry and eggs, entitled “Free-range Poultry Production and Marketing,” was produced