University of California

Beginning Poultry Farmer Workshops

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Thank you for your interest in our beginning free-range/pastured poultry farmer workshops! At these workshops, we will have talks, hands-on laboratories, and local farm tours. Each workshop will be unique, and will feature experts in the field and local farmers leading conversations about husbandry, preventative practices, coop design, marketing, profitability, regulations and more! These workshops will be held throughout California and in Corvallis, OR.

Course list:

1/6/2020 @ 4:30-7:30pm [Davis, CA]: Husbandry, Pasture Management, and Rotational Systems

1/14/2020 @ 4:30-7:30pm [Davis, CA]: Pastured Poultry Farm Economics and Marketing

1/22/2020 @ 4:30-7:30pm [Davis, CA]: Alternative Poultry Species & Animal Welfare Considerations

1/27/2020 @ 4:30-7:30pm [Davis, CA]: Feed and Nutrition for Pastured Poultry

1/30/2020 @ 4:30-7:30pm [Davis, CA]: Egg Quality and Review of Useful Poultry Production

Click here to register!

If you would like to request a fee waiver, please contact Macie Tanaka at mmtanaka@ucdavis.edu. We don't want anyone missing out on information because they are unable to afford the courses!


Missed our workshop series? Click here to view the recordings and resources from those workshops!

  • 1/7/19: Overview of pastured poultry husbandry, pasture management, and common diseases
  • 1/15/19: Coop design, regulations, economics, and marketing 
  • 1/31/19: Alternative poultry species
  • 2/8/19: Pastured poultry nutrition and egg quality
  • 3/27/19: Disease prevention and pastured poultry welfare
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