Rotationally Raising Poultry on Pasture
Saturday, September 21 | 2 – 4 p.m. | Iowa City, IA
Susan will share her tips and tricks for raising poultry rotationally on pasture. We’ll see her setup for raising Thanksgiving turkeys, and Susan will discuss how she has started the process of incorporating silvopasture into her system. The day will conclude with a marketing discussion about using home delivery to sell eggs. Guests are invited to stay for the ice cream social afterwards.
Joe Dixon – Natural Resources Conservation Service
Joe Klingelhutz – Sustainable Iowa Land Trust
Susan Young owns and operates Lucky Star Farm, located on a 20-acre stretch of land on the outskirts of Iowa City. The farm is home to about 100 chickens, a small flock of turkeys, a dozen Nigerian dwarf goats and a trio of dogs and llamas. Susan is dedicated to organic practices and currently offers pasture-raised eggs year-round, along with turkeys for the holidays.
- Rotational, pastured poultry
- Processing and marketing Thanksgiving turkeys
- Beginning to set up silvopasture
- Marketing eggs
LOCATION: 2625 Highway 1 SW Iowa City 52240
From Iowa City: From the intersection of U.S. 218 and IA Hwy 1, follow IA Hwy 1 south for about 6 miles; the farm will be on the left side of the road.
From Kalona: Take IA Hwy 1 north for 9 miles; the farm will on the right side of the road.
Guests are invited to an ice cream social by the pond after the field day. Please RSVP by clicking the blue button below.
We take RSVP numbers to get an idea of the amount of food that we need to provide for the event. If you RSVP after the deadline but before the event, you are still welcome, but we cannot guarantee food availability.
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