Consumers in Chicago and St. Louis will pay a premium price for the finest pastured poultry from Central Illinois farmers. Cavan Sullivan and his family at Petersburg Poultry Processing have established market relationships and the infrastructure to meet the demand, but need more birds. Join Cava, Illinois Stewardship Alliance, the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs an Western Illinois University to learn how farmers across our area are adding value to their operation with poultry. Representatives from local, state, and federal economic development agencies will be on hand to discuss the services and programs available to help you launch a successful poultry enterprise.
Tour of Petersburg Poultry Processing facility – 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. 1215 E Clary St, Petersburg, IL
Hand of Fate Brewing Company – 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 107 E. Douglas St., Petersburg, IL
- Review of capital costs, inputs, and returns by current poultry producer
- Presentation of available state and federal funding opportunities.
Space is limited: RSVP by phone or email to: (800) 526-9943 or (217) 528-1563 RETAC@WIU.edu or ISA@ILStewards.org Lunch will be available, but is not included.