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Organizations allow producers to exchange information, obtain educational information,and work together as a group to solve problems related to the group's goals. Joining one or more of these organizations keeps growers informed and is highly recommended. There are also newsletter and magazine subscriptions that producers should subscribe to if possible. Here are a few names to some of the organizations that might provide assistance to small farm poultry producers.

The American Pastured Poultry Producers' Association (APPPA) is "a nonprofit educational and networking organization dedicated to encouraging the production, processing, and marketing of poultry raised on pasture."

National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service is "funded by the US Department of Agriculture, is managed by the National Center for Appropriate Technology. It provided information and other technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, Extension agents, educator, and other involved in sustainable agriculture in the United States." They have a lot of information related to small poultry farms including organic, free range, husbandry, and processing of all types of poultry.

The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy (ALBA) is a great organization that is dedicated to keeping the gene pool of older stock as diversified as possible. They provide a large amount of breed history and can help you locate certain breeds of rare stock.

The Atlantic Canadian Organic Regional Network (ACORN) is a non-profit organization that "aims to enhance the viability and growth of the Atlantic Canadian organic agricultural community through a unified regional network."