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Learn About Raising Chickens for Farm Fresh Eggs

Credit: Morguefile.com. DelVal will host an educational event on raising chickens on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Oct 02, 2017

Delaware Valley University’s Food Systems Institute and the One Health Working Group invite the community to a presentation on raising chickens for farm fresh eggs. Bryce Cannon, a staff member from DelVal’s Roth Center for Sustainable Agriculture, will discuss raising chickens in pastures on Saturday, Oct. 7. The event will be held at the Roth Center, located in North Wales, Pennsylvania, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 

“This is going to be a great event for anyone who is interested in learning more about sustainable farming practices,” said Dr. Alicia Shenko, assistant professor of animal biotechnology and conservation. “I would encourage anyone who is interested in learning more about where their food comes from to participate.”

The presentation will cover tips for increasing efficiency, pasture maintenance, protecting chickens from predators, disease and parasite control, and even poultry psychology. Participants will see get to see chickens in a multi-species grazing system as Cannon discusses how this type of system works.

Cannon joined DelVal in 2016 as the interim manager of the Roth Center for Sustainable Agriculture. He enjoys educating aspiring farmers and the surrounding community about organic farming. At Roth, Cannon works with students in DelVal’s Organic Farming Program, a 36-credit certificate program that prepares students to quickly transition to careers in organic agriculture. Cannon has 11 years of experience working in agriculture. His experience ranges from operating a small organic farm to serving as herdsman and farm manager at a 500-plus-acre cattle, sheep, vegetable and row crop farm. He has helped transition farms from conventional to sustainable practices. 

Tickets: Guests do not need to register in advance, and there is no charge to attend.

Directions: The Roth Center for Sustainable Agriculture is located at 1260 Welsh Road in North Wales, Pennsylvania. The Center is eight miles southeast of main campus, near the intersection of Welsh Road and Route 202. Please use the entrance on Welsh Road for parking. 

About the Food Systems Institute
The purpose of Delaware Valley University’s Food Systems Institute is to reconnect people to where their food comes from. Events develop, foster and encourage education about food production and manufacturing systems. DelVal faculty organize and moderate the events, which are designed to start conversations about food and agriculture. All sessions are open to the public at no cost.