SPN–USA is all about creating local and regional food movements, specifically with standard-bred heritage poultry for meat and eggs. Join the movement today. Contact us below with your questions, ideas and comments.
SUSTAINABLE POULTRY NETWORK—USA
Founder and President of SPN-USA
642 Moffitt Hill Road
Old Fort, North Carolina 28762
Founder of SPN-USA
Jim loves people and he is passionate about poultry! For the past 35 years, he has raised over 50 breeds and varieties of standard-bred poultry (that includes chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys). Jim has been teaching poultry field days and workshops for the equal amount of time throughout the United States and in other countries as well. In 1994, he received his poultry judging license from the American Poultry Association; which has taken him to 35 plus states, Canada as well as Australia to judge standard-bred poultry. He is a passionate, effective communicator who loves poultry and loves to teach people about the available opportunities with standard poultry. He is one of the most requested workshop and keynote presenters in North America!
Adkin’s writings have included many articles for “Backyard Poultry,” “The Poultry Magazine,” “Poultry World” and “Poultry Press.” He is a regular blogger for “Mother Earth News and “Sustainable Poultry Network–USA,” and he also provided some research and writings for the newly published book, “Storey’s guide to Raising Turkeys.”
Jim started his poultry interest as a young man who grew up in 4-H, raising and exhibiting poultry in southwest Washington State. For several years he worked in the commercial turkey industry, supervising several ranches that raised over 450,000 turkeys, annually. Because of the popular demand for the old heirloom breeds of Standard-Bred poultry, he founded the Sustainable Poultry Network–USA in 2010. Adkin’s continues to travel the world speaking, instructing, coaching and mentoring poultry enthusiasts.
WHAT THE FARMERS SAY...
SPN–USA has given us the opportunity to learn, share, grow and give back to others. We have met and made many new friends — who all feel the same way we do – helping one another breed the best heritage birds we can and make a profit doing it.
—Erin Angulo, CA State Coordinator, Dawnridge Farm, Grass Valley, CA
The Heritage Poultry workshop hands-on with the birds was exceptional, and the information presented was very helpful. Jim’s training showed me how to recognize and select birds appropriate for breeding. His expertise has been invaluable.
—Mark Leski, Heritage Creek Farm
I believe SPN-USA’s determined adherence to promoting, improving, and marketing productive heritage birds that are APA Standard Bred is an invaluable and underestimated service to America’s families and farmers.
—Angela Krebs, Canyon Creek Poultry, Hamilton, MT