Ethan and Rebecca Book

Field Day:       August 5, 2016 – Knoxville (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Event Title:     Pork from Pasture (and Woodlot) to Plate

County:           Marion

How Many Years Farming?  8

Acres in Production?  40 owned acres

Approximate percentage of household income derived from farm in past 12 months? 

21-40 percent

CROPS

Crops Grown:  None

LIVESTOCK

Livestock Raised?

  • Dexter cattle
  • Hereford hogs
  • Egg-laying chickens
  • Katahdin sheep

Equipment, Implements, Tools, Infrastructure Used to Raise These Livestock:

  • Portable fencing
  • Chicken wagons
  • Hoop building

Production Practices Used to Raise These Livestock:

  • Rotational grazing
  • Woodlots for pigs
  • Pastured chicken

FARM STRUCTURE & PROGRAMS USED

Any Farm Employees?  No

Farm Organizational Structure:   LLC

Farm Programs Used:  Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

BUSINESS & MARKETING PRACTICES

Special Business Software Used?   Quickbooks

How are Crops Marketed?

  • Direct-Marketing
  • CSA