Pastured Poultry


Workshop audio recording from the 2016 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


Jason Fischbach
Friday 3

Learn how to raise pastured poultry using the practice of silvopasture: combining low-density forestry with grazing poultry in a way that’s mutually beneficial. The trees provide shade and shelter for the flock and their forage, reducing stress and resulting in high quality forage production. This session covers best practices, nutritional health, and the long-term benefits of pasturing your flock.

Jason Fischbach is the Food and Energy Woody Crops Specialist with University of Wisconsin Extension, and the Agriculture Agent in Bayfield and Ashland counties. He coordinates the Lake Superior Woody Biomass Trials and is a founding collaborator of the Upper Midwest Hazelnut Development Initiative. He and his wife, Melissa, own and operate Wild Hollow Farm, which produces vegetables, small fruits, hazelnuts, decorative floral products and pastured poultry.