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PPT013: Not A BackYard Chicken Club: Jim Adkins Interview Part 1

Pastured Poultry Talk
Released on Jul 24, 2015

Mike interviews Jim Adkins of the Sustainable Poultry Network (SPN). According to Jim, SPN is not a backyard chicken club; it's aggressive at getting the old heritage and standard bred poultry back into the martketplace.

We talk about:

  • Everything revolves around training, coaching, and mentoring
  • "Don't get hung up on the word heritage"
  • Standard bred is poultry that has a written standard that you breed to
  • The chicken industry is bigger than America
  • Certification means committing to authenticity, common core values, and breed improvement
  • Finding stock from a reliable source; Something more than a bag of bones
  • 5 foundational pillars of Sustainable Poultry production model
    • Can you do it all? - Do you have to do it all?
  • Good breeders often don't make good marketers

SPN–USA is all about creating local and regional food movements, specifically with standard-bred heritage poultry for meat and eggs. Check 'em out and let Jim know you found him through Pastured Poultry Talk.

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