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Invitation for Farmers - Petersburg Poultry Event is April 19.

Wanted to share this upcoming program sponsored by the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs WIU and the Illinois Stewardship Alliance. Learn about LOCAL opportunities in poultry production!

Consumers in Chicago and St Louis will dish out a premium for pastured poultry from Illinois growers.

Cavan Sullivan and his family at Petersburg Poultry Processing have the market relationships and infrastructure to meet the demand butneed more birds raised.

Farmers and farm organizations can learn about how local producers can "Get a Piece of the Poultry Pie" on April 19. Local, state and federal economic development agencies will be on hand to talk about what services and programs they have to offer producers to launch a successful value-added pastured poultry enterprise.

When: Thursday, April 19, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: Tour of Petersburg Processing at 8:30am

Meet at Hand of Fate Brewing Company at 10am

107 E. Douglas St., Petersburg, IL

Space is limited: RSVP by phone or email to: (800) 526-9943 or (217) 528-1563 or