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Virginia Virtual Farm to Table: Chicken



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Hosted by Lenah Nguyen, Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development, Virginia Cooperative Extension

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In this video you will learn all about the #1 industry in Virginia - the broiler industry.  First we will visit Restoration Acres, a pastured poultry operation.  Then we will learn about the broiler industry from Dr. Mike Persia.  Then we will learn about Shenandoah Valley Organics which works with family farmers to produce organic and humane certified chicken.  Finally, we will learn how to make a whole chicken in a crockpot and cook bone broth.  


  1. Rachel Palma, Restoration Acres, shares infoormation about their pasture raised poultry operation.
  2. Mike Persia, Virginia Cooperative Extension Poultry Specialist, shares an overview of the broiler industry.
  3. Jefferson Heatwole, Sheanndoah Valley Organics, shares an overview of the Farmer Focus brand, mission, and vision.
  4. Jeanell Smith, Virginia Cooperative Extension, senior family nutrition program assistant, shares information on cooking chicken in a crockpot and preparing bone broth.

View the entire video series at Virtual Farm To Table.

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Publication Date

August 14, 2020