Sustainable Farming Resource Program

The  Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department has a resource program to assist small-scale growers. High-quality equipment is available to community members TO SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE FARMING, including an Incubator and Mobile Processing Unit (MPU) on a trailer.

MPU

Equipment included with MPU Use: kill cabinet, picker, scalder, table, chill barrels, and more (see MPU User Agreement).  The trailer is licensed and has brake and turn lights. The trailer hitch is 2 inch; trailer registration is in supply tub, extra tires are on the MPU.

User must provide: electrical hookup, extension cords, potable water and other necesarry supplies such as: propane tank, knives, knife sharpener, shears, hose (foodgrade), hose nozzles, ice, bags, ties, scrub brush cleaner, etc.

Liability: User must sign SD MPU User Agreement Form and is liable for the equipment while it is in their possession. The MPU must be returned in the condition in which it was made available.

Training: New users must contact SD for training before scheduling.

Pricing & Payment Details:

  • $50 for 3-day use
  • Make checks payable to: Sustainable Development
  • Mail to Sandy Wilson, Sustainable Development Department, ASU Box 32080, Boone NC 28608.
  • Payment is due by the initial day of use, include date of use on check
  • Download MPU User Agreement

Please contact Todd Rudicill with questions.  You may now reserve unit on-line (see below):

*New users must contact Todd for training before scheduling.

Users may now self-schedule using the 2017 on-line Reservation & Availability Calendar. ($50 for 1-3 day use. Your reservation will automatically block 4 days off the calendar, but 4th day will be used for any necessary cleaning, maintenance, or repair.)

For general information regarding on-farm poultry processing, click here (PDF). General training on small scale poultry processing is offered at least once per year.

This project was supported by Heifer International and the Seeds of Change Initiative

Additional Equipment: Incubator

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MPU User Agreement.docWord (DOC)35 KB

Contact

Dr. Richard Rheingans, Chair
Sustainable Development Department
Living Learning Center
828-262-7248
rheingansrd@appstate.edu

Sandy Wilson
Administrative Assistant
828-262-6926
wilsonsm@appstate.edu

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