Resources for Farmers and Consumers

This page has resources for eaters who want to buy meat, dairy and eggs that come from animals that have been raised according to Animal Welfare Approved standards. In addition, there is information for those who want to protect the health and equity of farmers and farmworkers.

Resources for farmers on this page, include tools for raising livestock on pasture and information on Avian Influenza prevention, detection, and control. In addition, there is a list of marketing tools and organizations working to improve racial equity among farmers.

Resource Categories

Farmworker Welfare (eaters)
Food from humanely raised animals (eaters)
Racial equity (farmers and eaters)
Raising livestock on pasture (farmers)
Avian influenza information (farmers)
Marketing tools and networks (farmers)

Farmworker Welfare

Audience: Eaters

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Food from humanely raised animals

Audience: Eaters

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Racial equity

Audience: Farmers and eaters

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Raising livestock on pasture

Audience: Farmers

Pig on pasture at Homestead Harvest Farm Pig on pasture at In Theory Farm Cattle on pasture at Fickle Creek Farm

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Avian influenza information

Audience: Farmers

Are your meat and egg customers concerned about the risk of getting avian influenza from what they eat? Perhaps your customers have heard about the avian influenza (bird flu) and are concerned about getting the bird flu from eating eggs, or meat from chickens and turkeys. Here’s how you, as a farmer who raises your birds on pasture and processes the birds on your farm, can address their concerns:

Thanks for sharing your concern with me. As your farmer who raises my birds on pasture, I watch my birds for symptoms of pathogenic avian influenza. If I saw symptoms, I would report the situation to “___”. I do not harvest the meat or collect eggs from sick birds.

If your birds are sick or dying in North Carolina, contact one of the following:

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Marketing tools and networks

Audience: Farmers

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association sign NC Agritourism Network Association sign

Conflict of interest disclosure: I am currently serving as a Board of Directors for the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association.

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