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, January 20, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Fletcher Warren Civic Center 5501 Business Highway 69 S 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

    • Let's start with a plan and some goal setting by Mike Badger.
    • How to create a budget for layers and broilers by Jeff Mattocks and David Hale.
    • Brooder and pasture shelter design by David Hale and Dave Shields.
    • Flock nutrition and feeding for healthy, profitable chicks by Jeff Mattocks.
    • Developing a marketer’s mindset by Paul Greive.
    • An overview of regulations and options for processing and egg sales by Craig Haney.

    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.

    If you would like to register for both events, please register for them individually.

    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 immediately tell the front desk that you need to make a reservation as part of a group. Then reference company/group name "APPPA. Room rate is good through January 1, 2019. 
    • Mon, January 21, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Tue, January 22, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Fletcher Warren Civic Center 5501 Business Highway 69 S 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. 

    Note: To register for the member rate, you must log in to your apppa.org account (all members have one and the username is the email address attached to your membership.) Contact grit@apppa.org for help. 

    Not sure if this conference is right for you? Start here.

    Meeting Format

    APPPA’s Professional Pastured Poultry 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 with 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 primary schedule is large group discussion at the Civic Center with a standing opportunity to establish smaller break out sessions as needed. Dinner on Monday and lunches for the two days will be held at the Civic Center.

    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.

    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.

    Discussion topics will include: 

    • Multiple break options
    • Clearly defined processing discussions
    • Large-scale layers
    • Applying lean principles to your farm
    • and more...

    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 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 immediately tell the front desk that you need to make a reservation as part of a group. Then reference company/group name "APPPA. Room rate is good through January 1, 2019. 

    Sponsors

    The 2019 Professional Pastured Poultry Conference is proudly sponsored by these friends of the movement. The Fertrell Company

    If you're a business that serves pastured poultry farmers, you can show your support of the movement by sponsoring the conference. View our opportunities

Past events

Sun, October 28, 2018 Alabama Pastured Poultry Day
Wed, August 15, 2018 Pennsylvania Pastured Poultry Day
Sat, July 28, 2018 Gunthorp Farms 20th Anniversary Party
Fri, July 20, 2018 Family Farm Field Day
Thu, June 21, 2018 Poultry Workshop at Pat's Pastured
Sat, May 26, 2018 Texas Pastured Poultry Workshop
Sat, May 19, 2018 Pastured Poultry Field Day at HLW Acres
Mon, January 22, 2018 Professional Pastured Poultry Producers Conference
Sat, November 11, 2017 Florida Pastured Poultry Day
Tue, October 24, 2017 Best Practices for Pastured Poultry Health, Production, and Profit
Tue, September 19, 2017 Ask APPPA

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

888-662-7772

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