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Rotationally Grazed Lamb For Direct Sale – Riverbirch Farm
Heritage Turkey Breeding
Charles Treis is a young farmer with a background in small-scale poultry production. He sees a gap in producing heritage turkey breeds. According to [...]
Chatham Rabbit: Building an FDA-Approved Processing Facility
Chatham Rabbit is a top producer of rabbit meat for restaurants and consumers. At present, Crystal has sold to more than 80 restaurants in her region. To [...]
Duck Daddy Ranch: Delicious, Local, Free-Range Duck
Bryce Bjornson runs Duck Daddy Ranch, a small farm in Seagrove specializing in sales of heritage breed duck meat to chefs and consumers. Bryce raises his [...]
Sheep Traceability from Farm Gate to Your Plate
The goal of the Sun-Raised Farms collaborative project is to enhance their lamb quality and yield. Their specific objective is to identify breeds that both [...]
Buck Naked Farm’s Apiary Haven Project
Buck Naked Farm is an 86-acre farm that produces honey, jam, and other bee products. The farm was formerly an abandoned chicken hatchery that has since [...]
Bison Supplemental Feeding Demonstration Project
Sunset Ridge is one of the largest bison producers in North Carolina. Primarily serving local consumers, they sell bison meat products at the Carrboro and [...]
Local, Pasture-Raised Hog Farm Expansion Plan
Jennie Reese and her husband Jamie operate Ellington Farm in Manson. The farm has been in Jamie’s family for many generations, previously as a tobacco [...]
Parasite Preventative Forage Solutions for Rotational Goat Grazing
Prodigal Farm is owned and operated by Kat Spann and David Krabbe. The farm raises and milks goats to produce artisanal soft and hard cheeses that have won [...]
Sprouting Grain as an Alternative Feed for Goats
Hulan Johnston grows sprouted grain for an alternative feed for his goats in a low-input, low-energy system.
Building a Methane Digester
Tucker and Mackenzie Withington own Lilly Den Farm, a mixed livestock operation. Through first-hand experience, Tucker knows that there is a significant [...]
Passive Watering System For Livestock
Bluebird Farm received a grant in 2011 to implement a passive watering system, allowing the farm to expand pastured livestock production and enhance its [...]