Poultry production for meat and eggs can have a role in many kinds of farming systems, large, medium, and small. Consumer interest in hormone-free and/or free range birds and eggs has provided growing niche for small and medium sized producers. Some growers are interested in alternative systems (like pastured poultry), heirloom breeds, and direct marketing to consumers.
Meg Moynihan, Principal Administrator
Minnesota Farm Opportunities
Ag Marketing & Development Division