Growing the farm, feeding Mississippi

From press reports

STARKVILLE – By all outside measures, young farmers Dustin Pinion and Ali Fratesi are the picture of success. They’ve grown their operation from nothing to 350 laying hens and 800 meat birds. Beaverdam Fresh Farms operates in conjunction with High Hope Farm near Cedar Bluff in Clay County.
Dustin, 27, worked hard to get where he is. He apprenticed for six months under Virginia farmer Joel Salatin, a well-know author and advocate for sustainable farming, to learn the ways of pastured poultry.
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