2011 Recipient: Randy & Megan Smith

polksmithwebRandy and Megan Smith, Smith’s Sweet Grass Farm

$6,000 — Pasture Poultry Expansion

The Smiths are expanding their pasture poultry operation on their fourth-generation farm. With the addition of two pastured poultry pens, they will triple their proven successful poultry operation. They primarily sell to CooperRiis Healing Community, and will eventually reach out to individual families, restaurants and schools.

The pastures benefit from the nitrogen in the chicken manure, improving the land for their natural grass-fed beef operation. The Smiths will also purchase processing equipment and refrigeration and freezer space.

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