Kelly Klober: Beyond Chickens - Alternative Fowl for Diversified Farms
Markets abound for small farmers growing alternative fowl: geese, ducks, guinea fowl, and others. Kelly Klober will share his perspective on the peculiarities of raising these breeds and the opportunities for farmers who seek to diversify and innovate. He'll share firsthand experience with each species, recommend heirloom and specialty breeds which offer unique marketing potential, and discuss tips and tricks for success with these alternatives.
Kelly Klober was raised on a small, mixed-livestock farm in Missouri where he began a lifetime of experience with various livestock species. Klober notes that he's been "kicked, bitten and/or stomped" by every major livestock species, and he has been active in poultry and livestock breed preservation for many years. He has written on agriculture, especially the small farm field, for decades, and has more than 35 years' experience as a breeder of purebred Duroc swine. He is author of the books Dirt Hog, Talking Chicken, and Storey's Guide to Raising Pigs and is a frequent contributor to Acres U.S.A. and other magazines. He has a forthcoming book on raising ducks, geese, and other fowl.
Recorded Friday, December 12, 2013