Acres USA magazine, Slow Foods – St. Louis, and the River Hills Poultry Alliance have worked together to offer the Midwestern Heritage Poultry Conference on September 12, 2015 in Silex MO. Come attend and learn or exhibit/show and sell your poultry and small livestock.
Schedule of Events
7:00 am – The day opens with a farmers’ market and trade show featuring rare and heritage poultry and small stock, supplies and the opportunity to visit one-on-one with established breeders.
9:00 am – Welcome and Introductions with Acres USA staff, slow Foods – St. Louis, and North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program.
10:00 am – Starting Right with Heritage Poultry, moderated by veteran poultry breeders
12:00 pm – Egg Show
12:30 pm – Breeder’s Round Table with Matt John, Shady Lane Hatcher, Kelly Klober, author, Allan Burgin, veteran breeder and Neal Gray, veteran breeder. This session will include demonstrations on laying stock selection.
2:00 pm – A country auction will close out the events of the day. All birds and animals must have appropriate health documentation and blood testing will be available on the rounds for Missouri birds. All birds and animals must be healthy and correctly presented.
Admission is free for participants. Donation jars will be available in the seminar sessions to help defray expenses.
Vendor admission is $10 for poultry row or farmers’ market slot. Trade show exhibit spaces are $25 for outside space or $40 under a pavilion.
Grounds open at 5:30 am. Parking is available around the City Park. Vendors can arrive the night before with prior notice. Food service is available on the grounds.
Preregistration can be completed by calling 636-697-3447 or 660-998-0445.