Workshops & Seminars

The Sustainable Poultry Network offers workshops, seminars, and full classes in a wide range of topics regarding sustainable farming with poultry. Workshops, seminars and clinics are taught by the very best instructors and poultry specialists in the country.

Instructors include: Jim Adkins – Sustainable Poultry Specialist, Dr. Ken Anderson, Poultry Specialist of NC State, Joe Hampton, Superintendent of the Piedmont Poultry Research Station and Bill Pierson DMV, PhD – Virginia Tech, Avian Poultry Veterinarian, breeder/author Don Schrider, national heritage chef, Steve Pope, Gary Sikes, owner of Bountiful Harvest Farm, Jonathan Bostic, owner of East of Eden Farm and Jeff Mattocks of Fertrell! Other instructors will be added in different locations of the coaching clinics.

Upcoming Events

January 12, 2015

Breeding Principles & Practices Workshop- BREED FOCUS: Dorkings

Are you a breeder of standard bred poultry? Would you like to be? Come to this (8) hour workshop to learn what it takes to be a breeder.

Start: January 12, 2015 8:00 am
End: January 12, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Billy Place Farm, Owner Cynthia Glasscoe
Address:
6525 Two Turtle Lane , East Bend, NC, 27018, United States

February 5, 2015

SLOW POULTRY- La Grange, IN

In this workshop you will learn about poultry history. Learn about poultry that fed the mouths of our grandparents, great grandparents and forefathers. How the poultry industry has drastically changed over the last seventy-five years! Learn about industrialized poultry and the transition from traditional, slow growing poultry. We will carefully study what sustainable poultry looks like; birds that can naturally reproduce, be genetically maintained, capable of enjoying outdoor pasture and grow at a normal, slow growth rate!

Start: February 5, 2015 9:00 am
End: February 5, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Par Gil Natural Learning Center
Address:
2335 N State Road 9, La Grange, IN, 46761, United States

March 23, 2015 – March 27, 2015

Sustainable Poultry School, Marion NC

We are excited to announce our third year of our (5) day sustainable poultry school. And we are honored to partner with the DRYDEN POULTRY INSTITUTE (DPI) Educational Foundation. This year we are adding several hours to the school. Together we are committed to raising standard bred poultry and equipping young farmers to breed, grow and market sustainable flocks of standard bred poultry.

Start: March 23, 2015 8:00 am
End: March 27, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: EQUIP International Headquarters
Address:
126 Rockhouse Rd., Marion, NC, 28752, United States

April 7, 2015

SLOW POULTRY- Anderson, CA

In this workshop you will learn about poultry history. Learn about poultry that fed the mouths of our grandparents, great grandparents and forefathers. How the poultry industry has drastically changed over the last seventy-five years! Learn about industrialized poultry and the transition from traditional, slow growing poultry. We will carefully study what sustainable poultry looks like; birds that can naturally reproduce, be genetically maintained, capable of enjoying outdoor pasture and grow at a normal, slow growth rate!

Start: April 7, 2015 9:00 am
End: April 7, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Oliview Farm, Owners: Pedro & Elizabeth Betancourt
Address:
5854 Telephone Gulch Road, Anderson, CA, 96007, United States

April 14, 2015

SLOW POULTRY- Grass Valley, CA

In this workshop you will learn about poultry history. Learn about poultry that fed the mouths of our grandparents, great grandparents and forefathers. How the poultry industry has drastically changed over the last seventy-five years! Learn about industrialized poultry and the transition from traditional, slow growing poultry. We will carefully study what sustainable poultry looks like; birds that can naturally reproduce, be genetically maintained, capable of enjoying outdoor pasture and grow at a normal, slow growth rate!

Start: April 14, 2015 9:00 am
End: April 14, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Dawnridge Farm, Owners: Carlos & Erin Angulo
Address:
20548 Dawnridge Drive, Grass Valley, CA, 95949, United States

July 27, 2015 – August 11, 2015

Australia Sustainable Farming Tour

The tour will include visiting some of the best breeders in all of the country, visiting some of the most amazing sites and cities, such as Brisbane and others in New South Wales! We will also visit some of the very best cattle ranches and sustainable farms in all of the country. We’ve been to Australia with five other tours, we know all the great places to visit!

Start: July 27, 2015 8:00 am
End: August 11, 2015 5:00 pm
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