497: Scott Brown on Chicken Feed Co-ops.
Providing organic, non-GMO, and soy-free chicken feed to local backyard farmers.
In This Podcast:
Even if you don’t own chickens, if you’ve ever considered the difference that eating organic makes, this podcast on Chicken Feed Co-ops is for you! Learn why Scott Brown is passionate about finding reasonably priced organic feed for his hens and how his plight created a community co-op. Most importantly, he shares some of the science and studies on GMO’s, soy, and organic foods. Through bioaccumulation, our food’s food is our food and he puts a whole new spin on eating well.
Scott is just a guy who started a chicken feed co-op to save money on eggs. He organized Phoenix Organic Feed, Flour and Grain, as a local buying club to get organic chicken feed at reasonable prices. Plus as an added bonus he can specify which ingredients go into the premium USDA certified organic feeds, grains, and flours.
Phoenix Organic Feed, Flour and Grain is a local supplier of organic, non-GMO chicken feed serving Phoenix and Tucson.
Listen in and learn about:
- How Scott got his start selling chicken eggs
- Trying to find organic chicken feed in Phoenix and failing
- Figuring out how to work with other chicken owners to create a big enough order to buy bulk organic feed
- How his Co-Op quickly grew and what Scott has done to build it
- Partnering with local nurseries to keep costs down and utilize their large equipment
- How to take part of the organic feed deliveries
- The true cost of chicken feed
- Why organic feed that eliminates GMO’s directly impact animal health
- Soy in feed and the science behind why you should avoid it
- Bioaccumulation and feed
- His advice for people in other states who may want to start a feed co-op
- The role of enzymes in health
- His failure – Rain on feed drop days can ruin your stock, plan ahead and communicate appropriately.
- His success – Partnering with people down in Tucson to save money and pool resources.
- His drive – Health and community.
- His advice – Eat Well.
Scott’s Book recommendations*:
World Without Cancer by Edward Griffin
How to reach Scott:
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