Understanding production practices, proper business planning and risks are important considerations for any farm business says Hal Pepper, financial analysis specialist with University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture. “Poultry farmers who understand the exemptions and regulations associated with direct marketing processed poultry are in a better position when it comes to evaluating value-added opportunities.”
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In August, Pepper along with Adam Hopkins from UT Extension, will present a workshop designed to help poultry farmers learn the basics of backyard poultry production and how to manage the risks of on-farm poultry processing.
The workshop “Backyard Poultry 101” will present information about raising poultry, USDA poultry exemptions, considerations of getting started, marketing and labeling requirements and business management. The workshop is designed for small poultry farmers who want to raise birds and for those who want to consider processing their birds and direct marketing the meat.
“Backyard Poultry 101” will be held on August 28th at the Greene County Extension Office
There is no registration fee, but pre-registration is required as space is limited and breakfast is provided.
The workshop will begin at 9 a.m., but breakfast will be served at 8:30 AM.
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