Health of the Coop! Basic Chicken Medicine and Vet Care
Dates: May 20, 2024
Meets: M from 6 PM to 8 PM
Location: Instructional Planning Center
Registration Fee: $35.00
There are still openings remaining at this time.
You've started your backyard adventure and are finding your chickens are curious, friendly, and make wonderful pets! They're a great source of eggs and allow you to take an active part in the local and sustainable food movement. However, chickens can become ill or injured and may require periodic veterinary care. Learn the basics of home medical care to keep your flock healthy and happy!
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Instructional Planning Center
Stephanie is a graduate of Rapid City Stevens High School and Augustana University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She has eight years of political experience in Washington, DC where she worked on Capitol Hill for former Senator Tom Daschle.
Moving home to South Dakota in 2014 with her husband and two teenage sons has allowed Stephanie to reconnect with her roots and her passions. Last year, she founded Fruit of the Coop, LLC, a wholesale egg business, on their farm near the Big Sioux River and Brandon, South Dakota. In addition to selling eggs from her own flock of heritage chickens, she sources eggs from other small flocks within the Sioux Empire. All the chickens are pasture-raised on natural grains and forage, which gives the yolks of their eggs a deep golden color and strong shells. You can find her eggs at Cherry Rock Farm and Glory Garden (a local CSA) and served at Josiah's, Breadico and Morrie's Steakhouse. Stephanie believes in bringing local food to Sioux Falls area establishments and helping to revitalize small and mid-level agriculture in rural economies and communities. She also serves on the board for Dakota Rural Action and is active in DRA's local chapter, Homegrown Sioux Empire.