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Getting Started with Meat Chickens
Thursday February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This webinar is part of EFAO’s Indigenous Outreach and Engagement Initiative, which is supported by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
*All Indigenous growers, land stewards and community members are welcome to attend this webinar free of charge! Please use the coupon code: CHKN24 when filling out the registration form to receive free admission.
Are you interested in raising meat chickens for your family, community, or farm sales? Join Annette Peltier-Flamand, Agricultural Resources Management Coordinator for Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, to learn how to get started. Topics will include set-up, housing, feeding and day-to-day care for raising meat chickens from chicks to maturity. Annette will also talk about the Artisanal Chicken Program with the Chicken Farmers of Ontario, which enables Annette and her team to produce chicken for the Wiikwemkoong community.
We will have a raffle at the end of the webinar, where all participants present will have a chance to win a copy of the book: “Raising Amazing Chicks” by Dr. Scott Gillingham!
About the speaker: Annette Peltier-Flamand is from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory in northern Ontario. In 2020 Annette received her Horticulture Certificate and was offered employment as the Gardening Program Coordinator for Wiikwemkoong. She has now achieved her Horticulture Diploma and continues to work for Wiikwemkoong as the Agricultural Resources Management Coordinator. In addition to the gardening program, she is responsible for the backyard chicken program, food preservation education, band garden management, meat chicken initiative, a beef cattle initiative, community support services (assisting high school greenhouse) and other training opportunities. Annette is also a Master Gardener (Algoma group), board member of the Ecological Farmer’s Association of Ontario and a 4-H Leader. Annette was awarded an “Excellence in Agriculture” award by the Government of Ontario in November, 2023.
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