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Details for Registered Attendees of

Backyard Chickens and Beyond!,  Pre-Conference Workshop

Here are some details that you need to know.

Title: Backyard Chickens and BeyondWedding-Barn-Outside

Date & Time: Friday, March 11th 2016 (9:30am – 4:30pm)

Presenters: Jim Adkins of Sustainable Poultry Network and Franny Tacy of Franny’s Farm

Host location: The Farm 215 Justice Ridge Rd, Candler, NC 28715

Put this address in your GPS or Mapquest.

Directions: From I-40 take exit 44 (Enka-Candler). Turn right off of the exit ramp onto 19-23 South. Drive approximately 3 miles and turn right onto Justice Ridge Road.

• If you get lost, call The Farm at 828-667-0666

Parking: Please pull into the first entrance, at the large event space sign. A parking attendant will be on hand to assist with parking. There is ample space for parking at the main building.

Lunch:  Lunch will be provided by the excellent chef on staff at The Farm.  The menu is vegetarian/vegan as to accommodate as many people as possible.

Vegetarian kale and white bean minestrone; Salad Bar: Mixed artisan lettuces, shredded carrots, grape tomatoes, radishes, cucumbers, onions, croutons, balsamic vinaigrette and bleu cheese dressing; Fresh Bread; Chocolate chip cookies; Sweet tea/water/coffee

Bio-security: Because most of those who are attending the workshop have poultry of their own, we would ask that you wear clean clothes that you have NOT worn out to your chicken coop. And most important, please wear a pair of shoes that you have NEVER worn out in your chicken coop area.

Thank you for your cooperation. This will be important for the protection of all of the flocks.

Weather considerations: We are hoping for a great day but you should plan to bring clothing that is appropriate for the day. We will be in a very nice, heated facility for part of the day but will also be outside for a portion as we tour the chickens on site, so please plan accordingly.

What to bring: Please plan to bring a notebook to take notes, and a water bottle. Bring coffee if you need a boost. We will not be providing snacks or beverages, beyond lunch.

Any further questions: If you have any other questions, please email Sabrina Wells at

We hope you have a wonderful pre-conference event, and if you are also joining us for the full weekend you will be receiving a confirmation/day of information on March 7th.