Backyard Poultry Intensive Workshop

January 12, 2013 from 9am-5pm

Held at Company Shops Market, Burlington’s Food Coop; 268 E. Front St.
  Burlington, NC Part of the workshop will be at the Co-op and then we will go on a tour of TS Designs and visit their backyard chicken operation.

*Jim will give a preview 1 hour talk @ Company Shops Market on November 27, Tuesday evening @ 7.00pm.

A workshop for backyard poultry enthusiasts and small, sustainable farmers who are interested in breeding, growing and enjoying standard bred poultry.  This all day workshop will include the following sessions:  ”Identifying Standard Bred & Heritage Poultry”, “Facilities, Feed, Forage & The Backyard”, “Selecting and Culling your Flock from Production”, “Basic Poultry Health Management and Disease Control”, and “Opportunities for Breeding, Preservation, Exhibition and Marketing”.

About the Instructor:

Jim Adkins started his poultry interest as a young man who grew up in 4-H, raising and exhibiting poultry in southwest Washington State. For the past thirty years, Jim has raised over fifty breeds and varieties of standard bred poultry (that includes chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys). In 1994, he received his poultry judging license from the American Poultry Association which has taken him to thirty plus states, Canada, and Australia to judge standard bred poultry. Jim recently worked for a large commercial turkey company; supervising five ranches that produced over a half million turkeys a year. Jim is a passionate, effective communicator who loves poultry and loves to teach people about the available opportunities with poultry. He has been teaching poultry field days and workshops throughout the United States and abroad as well. He has been invited to teach courses at Calpolyin San Luis Obispo, CA, the University of Montana, the University of Alaska and the University of Arizona. Jim established the International Center for Poultry in 1992 and currently lives in McDowell County, NC and serves as a sustainable poultry specialist.

$45 – Early Bird Registration until Jan. 1st
$50 Jan 2nd to Jan 12th
Registration and Pre-payment required
Workshop is limited to 20 participants.
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Or mail your check to:

The Abundance Foundation
220 Lorax Lane #5
Pittsboro, NC 27312

Questions? Call 919-533-5181 or Email