[montanafood_ag] Aug. 15th Farm Tour Explores Pastured Poultry in Great Falls - Register Now!
kmoore at aeromt.org
Fri Aug 5 13:26:55 MDT 2011
Visit two farms in one day and learn about raising pastured poultry for
local markets in Great Falls. This is the second of AERO's summer farm tour
series, and will start at Groundworks Farm, an integrated vegetable, herb,
and poultry operation run by Eric and Audra Bergman. Hear first-hand what
motivated them to start the farm, how they produce and market their
products, and the role poultry plays in their diversified operation. Next,
we will travel a few miles down the road to Christopher McVeda's farm for
lunch and a further exploration of his production, processing, and marketing
strategies for broilers and eggs. We will dive into questions relating to
Montana's pastured poultry market, including what is an appropriate scale
for local poultry producers, and what are some next steps for Montana
<http://www.chicken.coop/> 's Poultry Grower's Cooperative. The tour is on
Monday, August 15th from 11:00 - 3:00pm and costs $10 including lunch.
Pre-registration is required. To register online, please click here
VnQ08tc0J2bkRUbkVjWWc6MQ> or call the AERO office at (406) 443-7272. Thank
you to this year's tour sponsors which include the Montana Organics
Association <http://www.montanaorganicassociation.org/> , the Montana
Farmers Union <http://www.montanafarmersunion.com/> , the Montana
Sustainable Grower <http://www.homegrownmontana.org/> 's Union and MSU
Northern <http://bioenergytestingcenter.com/> 's Bio-Energy Center.
We hope to see you there!
Sustainable Food & Agriculture Program Manager
Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO)
432 N. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601
Office: (406) 443-7272 / Fax: (406) 442-9120
www.aeromt.org / <mailto:slesnar at aeromt.org> kmoore at aeromt.org
AERO has been building communities by linking people, sustainable
agriculture and energy solutions since 1974. If you're not already a
member, please join us today at <http://www.aeromt.org/about-us/join-us/>
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