October 12th, 2:00-4:00pm
Backyard Chickens: Peeps to Processing
Registration is now open! http://peepstoprocessing.brownpapertickets.com/
Farmer Jenn will lead workshop participants on how to raise healthy laying hens and broilers. The Dickinson College Farm practices rotational grazing with their chickens, warranting healthy birds, eggs and meat. In addition to covering topics like housing, feed and general care farm staff will demonstrate the steps involved with harvesting chicken for meat in a humane and efficient way.
Fee: $8 PASA or DC Farm CSA member/$10 non-member
Jenn Halpin is the Director and Farm Manager of the Dickinson College Farm. After graduating from Providence College, she joined the Peace Corps where she developed her interest in sustainable agriculture while living in West Africa and working with farmers. As the farm manager, Jenn provides students with hands-on training in sustainable food production and supports faculty and students with on-going research, class-based collaborations and internships.
Jenn serves as the President of the Board of Directors for Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA). She is an active member in our regional local food movement and founding member of Farmers on the Square, a vibrant producer-only farmers’ market in Carlisle.