Lucia Schulz, community organizing associate, firstname.lastname@example.org, 402.380.7006; or Teresa Hoffman, senior communications associate, email@example.com, 402.687.2100, ext. 1012
WEST POINT & DOUGLAS, NEBRASKA – Current and beginning Latino farmers in and around West Point and Douglas who are interested in starting a poultry business and hearing from farmers about their operations are invited to “Cycle of a Poultry Operation,” hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs.
This series of online and in-person workshops is presented in Spanish and scheduled for the following dates, times, and locations.
Online sessions, Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m.
- June 15: Envision your dream farm and meet a farmer
- July 6: Types of poultry production, goal setting
- Sept. 14: Record keeping, company budgets
- Nov. 2: Marketing and markets
- Nov. 9: Biosecurity
- Nov. 16: FSA loans and services, legal issues, and requirements
On the farm, Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. (Brunsing Farms: 1078 Highway 32, West Point, Nebraska)
- June 17: Housing, zootechnical practices, and selective breeding
- July 15: Food and nutrition
- Aug. 5: Management of pastures and housing facilities
- Sept. 9: Cleaning, packing, and egg marking
- Oct. 7: Winter preparation
On the farm, Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. (Neal Family Farms: 521 O Road, Douglas, Nebraska)
- June 24: Housing, zootechnical practices, and selective breeding
- July 23: Food and nutrition (Sunday)
- Aug. 12: Management of pastures and housing facilities
- Sept. 23: Cleaning, packing, and egg marking
- Oct. 14: Winter preparation
“One of the simplest ways to get into farming is by starting a small poultry operation,” said Lucia Schulz, community organizing associate for the Center. “During these workshops, poultry farmers will help you along that path. We will provide the beginner and/or existing farmer with the resources needed to start or add a poultry operation.”
Registration is required by June 15 at cfra.org/events. For more information, contact Schulz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.380.7006.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Socially Disadvantaged Farmer and Rancher Assistance Competitive Grant Program, also known as the 2501 program. All Center for Rural Affairs events and activities are open to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities and/or persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) will be made if requested in advance.