The Farm Systems Intensive is a 10-day program that explores the agroecological practices that will help beginning farmers learn and establish regenerative practices. Workshops cannot be attended individually, but are available as a complete curriculum, or as crops-only or livestock-only sessions. Explore the full curriculum here.
Participants in the workshop will learn fundamental pastured poultry principles as it relates to feeding and nutrition, management, and health. We will focus on managing a pastured flock that is productive, healthy, and profitable. We will explore how labor, feed and breed affect the cost of production for meat and eggs and how those inputs set the selling price of the final products. You’ll learn how to calculate the numbers that matter the most; how to forecast your cost of production, and how to measure your actual cost, so that you can make informed decisions.
Mike Badger is the Executive Director for the American Pastured Poultry Producers’ Association (APPA) and raises broilers, layers, and turkeys on pasture at Badger’s Millside Farm. Mike also publishes the Pastured Poultry Talk podcast.