I'm a small farmer and rural advocate in North East Indiana. We raise pigs, chickens, ducks, and turkeys on pasture. We have our own federally inspected processing plant on the farm. We market the animals to upscale restaurants and meat markets in the Chicago, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis markets. I've been active in the sustainable agriculture movement in the US. I served on Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman's Small Farm Commission as well as a small farm advisory panel to President Clinton. My current projects on the farm include building a green house and converting all my farm equipment and delivery vehicles to a combination of biodiesel and/or straight WVO.
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