Pastured raised poultry is not a new concept - until the 1950's, all poultry was raised outdoors. While the renaissance of pastured poultry producers is exciting, it also highlights the lack of research-based educational materials. This virtual field day will help you understand the scientific principles and production systems associated with pastured poultry in Florida.
is an Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent for Duval County. His areas of expertise include livestock and forage management, natural resource education, developing local food systems as well as serving as an agricultural advisor to many local boards and organizations. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education from the University of Florida, and is currently pursuing a Masters degree from the University of North Florida. Brad has worked with Elena Toro to develop a support system for pasture poultry producers, request poultry statute clarifications from the Florida Department of Agriculture and developed a pastured poultry resource notebook.
is an Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent in Suwannee County. Her areas of expertise include livestock management, forage production and development of alternative enterprises for farmers in Northeast Florida. Elena holds a Masters degree from the University of Florida and has Bachelor of Science and Agronomist degree from Zamorano/Panamerican School of Agriculture. Elena has worked with colleagues, farmers and organizations that support agriculture to facilitate the access for farmers to new markets. Elena has worked jointly with Brad Burbaugh to develop educational resources on pastured poultry production and to provide educational programs in this area.
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