The American Pastured Poultry Producers' Association (APPPA) is a nonprofit educational and networking organization dedicated to encouraging the production, processing, and marketing of poultry raised on pasture.
APPPA exists to facilitate the free flow of creative ideas. Member producers are encouraged to consider all poultry species and all pasturing models, assuming personal responsibility for adapting ideas and models presented through APPPA.
APPPA passionately embraces humane, people-friendly, environmentally enhancing, pasture-based production models. While we respect the freedom of others to engage in industrial confinement factory farming, we believe our approach is superior.
APPPA assists both producers and consumers to transact business with as little government intervention as possible. APPPA does not discriminate in membership or programs based on the business size of producer or consumer. Realizing that production models must be profitable to be successful, APPPA's interests include processing, packaging, cooking, marketing, and any other topics related to pastured poultry enterprises.
APPPA's world vision is to see pastured poultry adopted as the model for environmentally, emotionally, and economically sensible poultry production. This vision includes decentralized food systems, farmstead-sized processing, and as much interaction as possible between producer and consumer.
[Adopted by the APPPA Steering Committee, August 26, 1997]
Board of Directors
President: David Hale, Windy Meadows Family Farm, Texas.
Vice President: Grady Phelan, Cobb Creek Farm, Texas.
Treasurer: Paul Greive, Pasturebird Farm, California.
Secretary: Susan Beal, Laughing Oak, Pennsylvania.
Board Member: David Schafer, Featherman Equipment, Missouri.
Board Member: Jeff Mattocks, The Fertrell Company, Pennsylvania.
Board Member: Pat McNiff, Pat's Pastured, Rhode Island.
Board Member: Craig Haney, Pennsylvania.
Board Member: TBD
Executive Director / Grit Publisher: Mike Badger
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