2018 Recipient: Franny’s Farm

 

Frances and Jeff Tacy, Franny’s Farm

$6000 — Chicken Processing Barn with Brooder Room

Franny’s Farm will streamline their existing chicken operation with the addition of a dedicated processing barn with a brooder room. Currently, it takes them more time to move, prep and set up all processing equipment than it does to actually process 50 birds.  A dedicated facility will increase efficiency, reduce workload and enable them to expand their current operation. The brooder room consolidates the chicken operation to one building, which will be directly located in front of the chicken pens and pullet yard. Not only does this make sense operationally, their newly designed poultry section will act as a demonstration area for educational programming, which is an important part of their business. Franny’s Farm sells chicks, meat birds, eggs, laying hens and turkeys for Thanksgiving.

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Buncombe County

 

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