September 16th is Manitoba Open Farm Day!

September 16th is Manitoba Open Farm Day!

Come Out and Visit a Chicken Farm

If you’ve never visited a broiler chicken farm before, Manitoba Open Farm Day 2018 is your perfect opportunity! Manitoba Chicken Producers is happy to be a part of this educational event where you can tour a chicken farm and visit the Farm and Food Discovery Centre to learn more about chicken farming and have your questions answered!

Visit the Nikkels’ Family-Owned and Operated
Pleasant Oak Farm & Ranch Ltd.

  

Come out to Pleasant Oak Farm and Ranch Ltd. owned and operated by Stuart and Theresa Nikkel and family. They’ll welcome you to their picturesque farm in beautiful Lundar, Manitoba. They’ll show you their 10-day old broiler chickens and share with you the details of chicken farming life in rural Manitoba! The Nikkel family farm is one of Manitoba’s 118 registered chicken farms proudly raising nutritious, high quality chicken for you and your family! Be sure to make time to stay for lunch made from delicious Manitoba grown chicken!

During your visit you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and learn interesting facts. For example, did you know Manitoba chicken farmers:

  • Raise chickens year-round inside barns so you can enjoy fresh chicken anytime;
  • Keep chickens indoors to protect them from disease, predators and harsh weather;
  • Ensure chickens always have access to plenty of grain-fed feed and clean water at all times;
  • Always raise their chickens without added hormones or steroids.

Hours for visiting: 10:30 am to 3 pm, Sunday, September 16, 2018. For details and directions visit: Open Farm Day Host Farms, Interlake Region Map, Host Site 34.

Farm and Food Discovery Centre

The Bruce D Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre is a fabulous place to learn more about agriculture in Manitoba! Join us at the Farm and Food Discovery Centre, located at the Glenlea Research Station. You’ll be toured through our educational display and have your chicken farming questions answered by our Manitoba Chicken Producers experts! Hours for visiting: 10 am to 4 pm. Located 14 km south of the Perimeter on Hwy #75. For details and directions visit: Open Farm Day, East Region Map, Host Site 37

Open Farm Day General Information

What to wear?
Sturdy footwear, dress in layers and bring a hat, sunglasses and bug spray. You should also include rain gear as Open Farm Day goes on rain or shine.

What to bring?
You may want to bring a phone/camera, backpack and water bottle. You may also want to bring money to buy produce and products that will be available for purchase on some of the farm sites.

Can I bring my pet?
Please leave all pets at home.

Will there be washrooms?
Pleasant Oak Farm and Ranch Ltd. and the Farm and Food Discovery Centre both have washrooms available for visitors.

For more information visit: Manitoba Open Farm Day 2018

Get Social on Open Farm Day

We’d love to hear from you! Share your experiences using:
#MBchicken
#OpenFarmDay2018
#MBOpenFarmDay

Visit the Manitoba Open Farm Day Facebook page and follow the event on Twitter: @MBOpenFarmDay

We hope to see you there!