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Montana-based presentation of interest to operations around the country
An upcoming webinar, “Pastured Poultry Production and Profitability,” will cover the basics of pastured poultry production as well as common advantages and pitfalls of getting started in the business and keys to keeping operations profitable.
The February 7 webinar is being offered by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT), Montana Mission Mountain Food and Cooperative Development Center, and Salish Kootenai College as part of the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) education and community outreach program.
NCAT Sustainable Poultry Specialist Terrell “Spence” Spencer will be the webinar presenter.
While this webinar will kick off this Montana-based project, it is open to anyone interested in pastured poultry production. The webinar will provide a financial analysis of this type of farming based on the records and experience of a medium-size pastured poultry farm. It also will also announce a Montana-based pastured poultry production and marketing workshop series set to begin in March.
The free, hour long webinar will begin at 11 a.m. MST on February 7.
About the presenter: Terrell “Spence” Spencer is a Sustainable Poultry Specialist with the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) in Fayetteville, AR. Spence owns and operates a pastured poultry farm, Across the Creek Farm, in West Fork, AR. The farm raises thousands of pastured poultry each year, producing several hundred birds per week during the growing season from March to December. Spence is heavily involved with NCAT’s work with veterans, especially across the South, and runs an intern program for veterans on his farm.
The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service - ATTRA - was developed and is managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). The project is funded through a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Business-Cooperative Service.
Visit the NCAT website for more information on our other sustainable agriculture and energy projects.