As Joel Salatin, one of the founders of APPPA, says so
eloquently, “We’ll be glad to assist and encourage in any way we
can to see more folks enjoy an agriculture that is emotionally,
environmentally and economically enhancing enough to romance the
next generation into it --the ultimate sustainability.
Beautifully, this enables consumers to have “freedom of choice”
with their food dollar.”
The need for such an organization to facilitate the networking
and sharing of information among producers who raise poultry on
pasture has long been felt. Joel Salatin of Swoope, Virginia,
whose pioneering poultry raising ideas and example have inspired
small scale farmers throughout the U.S., and Diane Kaufmann of
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, one of the early producers following
Salatin’s methods, have joined forces with Heifer Project
International (HPI) to launch this new organization. HPI is a
private non-profit organization that provides funds for
livestock, training and technical support for limited resource
rural families and communities to help themselves. HPI has
received a SARE/ACE grant to integrate pastured poultry
production into the farming systems of limited resource farmers.
Part of this grant includes monies to help with the formation of
APPPA, which will provide a forum for furthering education and
outreach, not only for the farmers HPI will be working with but
existing and potential producers as well.
To join, send $20.00 to APPPA, c/o Diane Kaufmann, 5207 70th St.,
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729. For more information, contact Diane at
715/723-2293 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.