NEXT STEP PARTNERSHIPS
In the last five years, SPN-USA has had the privilege of impacting hundreds of small farmers who are interested in raising heritage, standard-bred poultry. The majority of our partners are new poultry enthusiasts! They have never bred poultry before. Your financial support will impact individuals as well as communities. We are excited to see the future of SPN-USA! With your partnerships, we can rapidly achieve our NeXT step goals. Would you consider becoming a NeXT Level Partner? Funding is needed to help further accomplish our mission, vision and goals for the next several years.
NeXT Level Partnership Will Help SPN-USA:
BLUE Ribbon Partnership (Platinum Level) - $10,000 Gift Level
FERTRELL COMPANY: We are extremely honored to have Jeff Mattocks as our official SPN-USA Poultry Nutritionist! Fertrell is deeply committed to assisting our breeders and growers around the country to develop the most nutritional, balanced, healthy rations for each stage of production. It takes a special recipe to get the most out of slow growing, standard bred poultry. We are very thankful that they are one of our Blue Ribbon, NeXT Step Partners!
RED Ribbon Partnership (Gold Level) - $5000 Gift Level
SMOKY BUTTES RANCH: Matt Hemmer, the owner of Smoky Butts Ranch, is passionate about standard bred poultry and loves the mission of SPN-USA! He is a one of our certified flocks - working hard to improve the Salmon Faverolles and Welsummers. He is also working on a restoration project with the Erminette chickens. Smoky Buttes Ranch is one of our Red Ribbon, NeXT Step Partners!
WHITE Ribbon Partnership (Silver Level) $2500 Gift Level
Creek Natural Feed Co. is a Non-GMO feed company based in west central Ohio. Based on our belief that our food supply is being threatened by the heavy use of genetically modified grains and the need of pure Non-GMO feeds for the livestock on our own farm, brought about the formation of Kraut Creek Natural Feed Co.. Our feeds are formulated without growth hormones or antibiotics of any kind and the use of only premium ingredients insures the integrity of our feeds and the health of your animals. Our feeds are distributed through a growing network of dealers.
YELLOW Ribbon Partnership (Bronze Level) $1000 gift level!
Moyer’s Chicks delivered their first hatch of several hundred chicks in a January snowstorm in 1947. Seventy years later they are still hatching chicks, at a clip of over 16 million chicks hatched per year. In recent years there has been an increase of customers coming from the sustainable agriculture movement who are providing consumers with poultry products from free-ranging, naturally grown poultry.
WHAT THE FARMERS SAY...
The wide breadth of poultry training and hands-on coaching provided by Jim Adkins and SPN-USA has been fundamental to the success of my fledgling chicken enterprise. The husbandry standards required for SPN-USA Flock Certification give real meaning to the quality of life for the poultry SPN-USA Breeders are producing. All these factors combine to make SPN-USA the premiere poultry breeding organization in the United States.
—Joe Toenjes, MoBrood, CertifiedFlock #97, Frankford, MO
It was a great pleasure to host the SLOW POULTRY Seminar here in central Oregon. Passionate people make the best educators — and Jim Adkins is no exception. You really should attend a seminar as soon as possible! There is nothing like this anywhere!
—Taryn Kennedy, Two Circles Farm, Eugene, Oregon
Jim and SPN-USA have been an invaluable resource and support for my farm business based on raising and selling Organic Heritage Breed meat chickens.
Their work and dedication pushes the greater movement of heritage
chicken production and education forward.
—Dede Boies, Root Down Farm
Jim continues to give me the tools and information that I need in order to realize
my dream of providing local, sustainable, heritage poultry for the families in my community. I would encourage anyone with an interest in sustainable poultry production to join this amazing network!
—Erin Krier, Babe’s Birds, Nipomo, California
I believe SPN-USA’s determined adherence to promoting, improving, and marketing productive heritage birds that are APA Standard Bred is an invaluable and underestimated service to America’s families and farmers.
—Angela Krebs, Canyon Creek Poultry, Hamilton, MT