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Sustainable Ag Lecture Series - Fall 2012

Each term, the Center for Sustainability hosts a free public lecture and/or event highlighting topics in sustainable agriculture, food or resource management.

Heritage Poultry

With Jim Adkins

7:00 P.M.

Jim AdkinsSave the date! Join us at our quarterly, free Sustainable Ag Lecture Series as we hear from standard bred poultry expert, Jim Adkins. He will share his knowledge and stories about his nation-wide consulting work. Enthusiasm for backyard and sustainably-raised poultry is sweeping the country. Find out how you can raise your own poultry for personal use or for sale! Learn what heritage poultry is and gain insights on how to breed, reproduce and raise standard bred birds for enjoyment and food (meat/egg) purposes. Lecture and discussion will begin at 7pm at a San Luis Obispo, exact location TBA. Learn more about Jim Adkins, founder of the International Center for Poultry, at:

Jim Adkins has a passion for poultry and people; he loves to teach and equip people to see the value of standard bred poultry. Seeing a need no one was filling, he created the International Center for Poultry in 1992, and has been spreading the word ever since!

Jim started his poultry interest as a young man who grew up in 4-H, raising and exhibiting poultry in southwest Washington State.

For the past thirty years, Jim has raised over fifty breeds and varieties of standard bred poultry (that includes chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys). In 1994, he received his poultry judging license from the American Poultry Association which has taken him to thirty plus states, Canada, and Australia to judge standard bred poultry. Recently, he has worked for a large commercial turkey company; supervising five ranches that produced over a half million turkeys a year.
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