Published Jun 14, 2022

Field day will explore on-farm poultry processing – June 24, near North English

By Tamsyn Jones


Tamsyn Jones | Editor & Outreach Coordinator | Practical Farmers of Iowa | (515) 32-5661 |

NORTH ENGLISH, Iowa (June 14, 2022) — Jason and Hannah Grimm, of Grimm Family Farm, will host a Practical Farmers of Iowa field day exploring on-farm poultry processing on Friday, June 24, from 1-4 p.m., on their farm near North English, Iowa (2676 KK Ave).

The event – “On-Farm Poultry Processing & Licensing” – is free to attend and will start out with snacks and refreshments.

Please note: Due to the logistics and the risk of bird flu with a poultry-focused field day, attendance is limited to 30 people and registration is required. Sign up online, or call Debra Boekholder at (515) 232-5661. The field day is sponsored by Iowa Farmers Union.

PFI2022 BiosecureEvent IconAttendees must also adhere to PFI’s biosecure event policy, which includes wearing clean footwear and clothes that have not been worn on other farms with livestock or livestock buildings, or around a dense population of wild birds. Read the full guidelines for attending PFI’s biosecure events online.

Jason and Hannah Grimm are third-generation farmers raising pasture-based meat birds and, alongside Jason’s family, grow corn, hay, oats, beef, produce and dry beans. During the field day, they will show guests their new on-farm poultry processing setup. The event will feature a hands-on, live demonstration of processing chickens.

Jason will also discuss processing equipment, buildings and infrastructure needed and share how to navigate licensing for on-farm processing.

Full event details are available at

This event is part of Practical Farmers’ 2022 field day season, which includes 41 events hosted by farmers located across the state, and beyond, on topics spanning the agricultural spectrum. Attendees can expect a welcoming atmosphere, a spirit of curiosity, a culture of mutual respect and farmers openly sharing their knowledge and experience.

The full roster of events – along with additional information about PFI field day policies and logistics – is available at For questions, contact the PFI office at or (515) 232-5661.

Practical Farmers’ 2022 field days are supported by Level A sponsors Albert Lea Seed; BioTill Cover Crops; Grain Millers Inc.; Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance; Iowa State University Department of Agronomy; Iowa State University Extension and Outreach; MOSA Certified Organic; Nori Carbon Removal; P&K Midwest; Sinclair Tractor; Sunderman Farm Management; and Van Wall Equipment.


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