Conference Attendees Will Learn How to Apply Lean Management to Their Pastured Poultry Farms

Tue, October 22, 2019 1:47 PM | Mike Badger

Jacksonville, FL—Nathan Bonds, Lean Management expert will provide in-depth training at the Professional Pastured Poultry Conference in Jacksonville, FL on January 20-21, 2020. By leveraging the principles of Lean, Nathan will help farmers become more efficient, reduce waste, and improve quality across all phases of the farm.

The systematic approach of Lean will provide customers the three things they want: quality, cost, and service.  Nathan says, “As farmers, we want to meet what our customers want, but we also want to lead them to what they need. Lean is about people. We’re going to focus on the people who focus on the process. It’s about our relationships.”

Nathan will teach workshops on how to get started improving your processes and strategies for managing your labor force (employees) on the farm. He will also lead breakout discussions and be available as an expert resource on both days of the conference.

Pat McNiff, Owner of Pat’s Pastured, says, “In only three days, Nathan helped us cut our daily labor moving chicken shelters by half when everyone thought it couldn’t be done.” Nathan’s consultation, methodical approach, and endless passion has been instrumental in the continuous and steadfast improvement of Pat’s Pastured, Maple Wind Farms, and other pastured poultry farms in New England.

Nathan is a Project Manager with Polaris MEP, a Rhode Island organization that helps companies refine processes, build talent pipelines, and break into new markets. An article summarizing Nathan’s 2019 conference presentation can be read at this link. You can watch Nathan Bonds deliver his “Lean Tip of the Week” on YouTube.

American Pastured Poultry Producers Association is a member-based trade organization advocating for pastured poultry through farmer specific resources and consumer education. Learn more about the 2020 Professional Pastured Poultry Conference.

Direct questions to Mike Badger at or 888-662-7772.

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