Field Production of
Chicken & Turkey
Poultry Shop Operation
November 7, 8, 9
Locust Grove Farm
Resilience: Small Farmers Institute
"The Farming Uncle You Never Had"
HERMAN BECK-CHENOWETH, author of Free-Range Poultry Production and
Marketing, will lead a comprehensive workshop covering free-range poultry
production, processing and marketing at The Small Farmers Institute
located on Locust Grove Farm at Creola, Ohio, November 7, 8, 9, 1997.
Small Farmers Institute is operated by Resilience, Inc., a non-profit
organization, to help farmers gain the skills necessary to succeed in
today's society. The courses offered include both classroom and hands-on
training on an actual farm. It is expected that participants will leave
workshops with practical skills that they can use in establishing or
expanding a family business. The Small Farmers Institute is "The Farming
Uncle You Never Had".
Families are encouraged to attend this workshop as a unit, interested
children welcome; no extra charge for up to two additional family members
sharing the same course materials. Additional family members must pay for
meals, if desired.
Friday, November 7
9:00 Course Overview
9:30 Field tour to view chicken and turkey brooding
areas, paddocks and layer barn Become comfortable handling birds
11:30 Return to classroom for discussion
12:00 Lunch at the farm
1:30 Classroom session on field operations
4:30 Return to field for chores
Saturday, November 8
9:00 Classroom discussion of slaughter proce dures and regulations
11:00 To slaughter house to begin prep
12:00 Lunch at the farm
1:30 Hands-on slaughter of chickens and tur keys
4:30 Return to classroom for discussion
5:00 Field chores
6:30 Free-range poultry dinner and home-grown music (bring your
voice or your instru ment)
Sunday November 9
9:00 Hands-on poultry cut-up and packaging at the poultry shop
12:00 Lunch at the farm
1:00 Classroom discussion of marketing op tions, business styles,
promotion and pricing
3:00 End papers: Open discussion and wrap up
Participants Receive A Copy of
Free-Range Poultry Production &
This best selling big book in a sturdy three-ring binder is included in
the workshop fee. Divided by tabs into eight sections it covers every
aspect of free-range production of chickens and turkeys as well as
complete instructions for setting up slaughter facilities and marketing
the birds and eggs.
This $39.50 book will be shipped to participants in advance of the
workshop. Present owners of the book will receive a $25.00 discount off
of the workshop fee. All participants should bring the book to the
A Real Experience
On a Real Farm
All field work will take place on Locust Grove Farm, which presently
produces and processes chicken, turkey and eggs. Locust Grove Farm is a
highly respected pioneer producer of free-range poultry and has been
featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles as well on public tv.
Participants should bring sturdy work clothes, boots suitable for field
and barn work, an apron for the slaughter house and wholesome snacks if
desired. Locust Grove Community, which operates the farm, prepares
omnivorous meals from scratch using fresh ingredients they produce and
does not use manufactured food or drinks; participants bringing them must
pack out any trash as there is no trash pick up at the farm. No smoking.
Locust Grove Farm is located in the heart of Ohio's scenic Hocking Hills
and is surrounded by many State Parks for your enjoyment.
Special lodging has been arranged at Niches Rustic Retreat Center ranging
from $8.00 - $30.00 per night, depending upon the participants choice of
dormitory style or individual cabin facilities. Limited accommodations
and camping at the farm or hotel accommodations at Historic Hotel
McArthur. Full information will be sent upon receipt of registration.
The Workshop Site is Secluded
But Easy To Get To
Creola is 60 miles South East of Columbus, Ohio.
Rental cars are available from the Port Columbus International Airport.
By car, the farm is an hour and a half South of Columbus and Interstates
70 & 71.
Knows The Business and Is An
Experienced Workshop Presenter
Herman is an intense teacher with a great sense of humor. His goal is to
get more farmers involved in this growing and profitable business and
participants will come away infused with knowledge and enthusiasm. If you
need more information, or to register by phone call (614)596-4379, 8-9am
weekdays mornings only, Eastern time.
For more information send a long,
self addressed, stamped envelope to: Small Farmer's
Institute, 26328 Locust Grove Road, Creola, Ohio 45622 or
call (614) 596-4379 between 8am and 9am weekday mornings.
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