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Pastured Poultry Raising

June 23, 2016 | 9:30 to 12 p.m.

Chelsea Knoll Farm

107 Chelsea Rd. West Point, VA 23181


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Come learn about egg production using a grazing rotation system. Scientific data suggest that animals raised on pastures tend to be healthier than those raised in confinement. Poultry raised on pasture for egg production produce more nutrient rich eggs than birds raised in captivity.  Topics discussed will include establishing a pasture for poultry, choosing the best breed for your operation, rotational grazing, and stocking rate. A brief presentation on nutrient management will also take place.

For more information, contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-5626.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Mark Klingman at at (804) 524-5626/TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Founded in 1882, Virginia State University is one of Virginia’s two land-grant institutions and is located 20 minutes south of Richmond in the village of Ettrick. VSU’s College of Agriculture consists of three academic departments: Agriculture, Hospitality Management, and Family and Consumer Sciences. Integrated within the College are an Agricultural Research Station; Randolph Farm, a 417-acre research and educational facility; and Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Earlier Event: June 16