A list of APPPA events or events that feature APPPA members.  List your event by emailing editor@apppa.org.

Upcoming events

    • Tue, February 20, 2018
    • Tue, December 18, 2018
    • 11 sessions
    • Teleconference


    We host Ask APPPA,  a unique Q&A call on the third Tuesday of each month. The call is open to anyone regardless of membership status, and it's an opportunity for you to ask questions to a panel of pastured poultry experts.

    Mark your calendar with a recurring appointment on the third Tuesday of each month at 8pm EST.  

    Dial (515) 739-1015 and enter Access Code 709-102-625. It only lasts for one hour, so make sure you understand the time zones.


    • Sun, October 28, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 514 Odena Road North, Sylacauga, AL 35150
    Register


    Join the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association at  Marble Creek Farmstead with Matthew and Jesie Lawrence. 

    The theme for the day is networking and collaboration because developing strong, relationship-based communities is a prerequisite for long-term success.  

    Agenda

    • Overview of on-farm processing and USDA plant tour
    • Farm tour and discussion
    • Lunch
    • Marketing round table 
    • Open discussion

    Matt and Jessie Lawrence of Marble Creek Farmstead will host the day, lead a farm, and provide a catered lunch. They raise broiler chickens for meat, several large flocks of egg-laying birds in mobile chicken tractors, a herd of pastured hogs, Kiko/Boer goats, ducks (both for eggs and meat), sheep, turkeys, and grass-fed cattle. They also operate a USDA inspected poultry processing plant. 

    Dave and Ginger Shields from Pastured Life Farm will also join the workshop as facilitators. Ginger is an APPPA board member and together they operate a pastured poultry farm in O'Brien, Florida. 

    • Sun, January 20, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Fletcher Warren Civic Center 2821 Washington Street, Greenville, TX
    Register

    The American Pastured Poultry Producers Association is pleased to announce a one-day intensive training course for upstart pastured poultry producers in Greenville, Texas, on January 20, 2019. The course will feature modules on planning, marketing, housing/brooding, nutrition, and processing.

    This course is instructor-led by pastured poultry experts and will focus on giving participants a deep introduction and firm foundation to raising pastured poultry for profit.

    Who should attend?

    • People who are new to raising pastured poultry
    • Those who are transitioning from a family flock to a market flock
    • Farmers who have struggled with their pastured poultry management and marketing
    • New employees at established pastured poultry farms

    Tentative Agenda

    • So, you want to sell pastured poultry? 
    • How to create a budget for layers and broilers.
    • Brooder and pasture shelter design.
    • Flock nutrition and feeding for healthy, profitable chicks.
    • Developing a marketer’s mindset.
    • An overview of regulations and options for processing and egg sales.

    This short course precedes our annual conference, but it is an independent event designed for start-up pastured poultry producers. The annual conference is designed for experienced producers or those operating at a larger scale. 

    Registration Options

    • Premium Ticket: Includes in-persona attendance, lunch, conference handouts, Producer Plus Membership, networking, and access to the presentation recordings. $199
    • In Person Attendee: Includes in-person attendance, lunch, conference handouts, Producer Plus membership, and networking. $150
    • Digital Course: Includes access to the the presentation recordings and digital materials. Digital course is not live; it will be released soon after the live training. $49 for members; $99 for non-members. 

    Lodging

    Attendees are responsible for booking and paying for your own lodging. APPPA is holding a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express for $89 per night plus taxes and fees. 

    To reserve a room at the Holiday Inn Express (2901 Mustang Crossing, Greenville Texas 75402), call 903-454-8680 and reference group name APPPA. This rate only available until January 1, 2019.

    Grant Options

    If you need assistance for conference registrations, the following unaffiliated resources may be helpful.  

    Food Animal Concerns Trust Scholarship

    • Mon, January 21, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Tue, January 22, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Fletcher Warren Civic Center 2821 Washington Street, Greenville, TX
    Register

    The American Pastured Poultry Producers Association is hosting its third annual Professional Pastured Poultry Producers Conference in Greenville, Texas, on January 21-22, 2019.

    This meeting is a dynamic system of farmers, ideas, and discussions. Topics will be facilitated based on attendee recommendations, suggestions, and interest. 

    Meeting Format

    APPPA’s Professional Pastured Poultry Producers Conference shakes up the typical conference workshop format by putting the instructors in the seats with everyone else.

    The APPPA Professional Pastured Poultry Conference uses an unconference meeting format, which results in focused and relevant group-based collaboration. 

    APPPA started this conference in 2017 with the express purpose of putting the community’s most experienced producers in a single room so that they could talk to and learn from each other in a spontaneous way--and in ways that are not available in other agricultural conferences. 

    The detailed discussions are centered on broad topics that are moderated to stay relevant to the experience level of the people in the room.

    In addition to the large group discussion, 2019 will incorporate more opportunity for small group breakout sessions that allow additional networking and deep dives into specific topics.

    Schedule

    The discussion schedule is coming. 

    The Hale family will host an optional tour of Windy Meadows Family Farm and processing facility on Monday afternoon. Windy Meadows is a multi-generational farm raising 70,000+ pasture-raised broilers; they also operate an on-farm hatchery and inspected processing facility.

    Processing discussions will be deliberately segregated into groups interested in inspected processing, exempt processing, and those not-interested in processing.

    Large-scale layer discussions will continue to be a focus area in Greenville.

    New for 2019, the conference will feature a limited number of flash talks. A flash talk is a 5 minute presentation focused on answering a single question. All attendees will be invited to submit a talk idea after completing a conference registration. Final selections will be made by the conference committee.

    Registration Information

    Registration includes conference attendance, lunch for both days, and dinner on Monday evening. Lodging is additional and is the responsibility of the attendee.

    Registration is tiered by membership status and date. Register early to save.  

    Until November 15:

    • Members: $125 + $75 each additional person
    • Non-members: $165 each person


    Until December 20:

    • Members: $150 + $100 each additional person
    • Non-members: $190 each person


    Until January 11:

    • Members: $200 + $125 each additional person
    • Non-members: 240 each person


    Late registrations and walk-ins:

    • Members: $225 each
    • Non-Members: $250 each

    Lodging

    Attendees are responsible for booking and paying for your own lodging. APPPA is holding a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express for $89 per night plus taxes and fees. 

    To reserve a room at the Holiday Inn Express (2901 Mustang Crossing, Greenville Texas 75402), call 903-454-8680 and reference company/group name "APPPA. Room rate is good through January 1, 2019. 

    Grant Opportunities

    If you need assistance for conference registrations, the following unaffiliated resources may be helpful.

    Food Animal Concerns Trust Scholarship.


American Pastured Poultry Producers Association
PO Box 85
Hughesville, PA 17737
USA

888-662-7772

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