speaker-info

Jeannette Beranger

The Livestock Conservancy

www.livestockconservancy.org

Jeannette Beranger is a program manager for the Livestock Conservancy and has more than 30 years of experience working as an animal professional. She uses her knowledge to plan and implement breed conservation programs. At home, she maintains a heritage breeds farm with a focus on rare breed chickens and horses. In 2015, she was named one of Country Woman Magazine‘s “45 Amazing Country Women” for her work in conserving endangered breeds. Books by this Speaker: An Introduction to Heritage Breeds

Jeannette will be speaking at the North Carolina, Maryland, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Kansas Fairs

Workshops

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Talking Turkey

Heritage turkeys have made a remarkable comeback onto the American table, and they offer a great niche opportunity for farmers. Jeannette Beranger teaches the basics of breed selection, sourcing poults, and husbandry for turkeys being raised for the holiday market.
Animal Husbandry

Available In:

Oregon, Sunday 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage

Rabbits The secret homestead resource

Rabbits are among the easiest species to raise and, unlike most of their farmyard counterparts, require little space and will not likely disturb neighbors with noise. For people wanting to become more self-reliant for food, the rabbit is a great choice for a meat resource that also provides you with top-grade fertilizer for the garden. Learn the basics of keeping and breeding rabbits and how heritage breed rabbits offer you a wide variety of sizes, personalities, and colors from which to choose.
Modern Homesteading Animal Husbandry

Available In:

North Carolina, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
Oregon, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined

Heritage Sheep The rising stars for family farms

Heritage breeds of sheep are quickly becoming the darlings of today’s booming fiber arts community. Beyond fiber, they are a resource of amazing meat products that are being rediscovered by a new generation of consumers wanting sustainably raised and flavorful products. At this workshop, the Livestock Conservancy talks about the basics of keeping sheep, choosing appropriate breeds, and how they can fit in your farm plan.
Animal Husbandry

Available In:

North Carolina, Saturday 2:00-3:00 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
Maryland, Sunday 11:30-12:30 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
Oregon, Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
Kansas, Workshop time to be determined

Adding a Cow to Your Family

This introductory workshop prepares the homesteader for a useful bovine addition to the family. Topics covered include breed selection, purchasing, infrastructure, feeding, breeding, milking, processing, and more.
Animal Husbandry

Available In:

North Carolina, Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
Maryland, Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage