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Reed Poultry Farm: Composting for Business Diversification and Climate Change Adaptation

September 21, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Farm Tour & Presentation @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Join Reed Poultry Farm for a look at their new composting enterprise that adapts to climate change by diversifying income streams and reducing farm waste. Reed Poultry Farm received an adaptation grant from CISA last year and used it to attend the Maine Compost School to learn about turning their farm’s “waste” into compost and a new source of income.

Climate Adaptation Networking @ 5:00 – 6:00

After taking a look at the composting system we’ll have time for networking with technical assistance providers and other farmers who have received adaptation grants. Networking will include conversation with other local farms and food businesses that have been a part of the climate adaptation grant program, including Keshtyar Seed Farm, Sawyer Farm, Real Pickles, and Grow Food Northampton. Drinks and snacks provided!

This workshop and networking event is part of Climate Change & Farming Week 2023! Learn more about how to get involved here!

Presenters: Kat Chang Laznicka and Peter Reed Laznicka own and operate Reed Farm in Sunderland, MA, a small scale pastured poultry farm and state inspected poultry processing facility offering processing services to the local farming community. Since opening in 2019, Reed Farm has been awarded state and federal grants to expand production and progress their on-site processing facility towards a USDA grant of inspection.

This is an in-person event at Reed Farm, 136 Russell St, Sunderland, MA.

Contact Stephen Taranto, CISA Climate Program Coordinator, at or 413-665-7100 ext. 17 with any questions.

Register here!


September 21, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Reed Farm
136 Russell Street
Sunderland, MA 01375​ United States
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(781) 775-2090
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