The Northland College Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute Speaker Series kicks off with plucky farmer and writer Lucie B. Amundsen for this talk on ag policy, local foods, and the of difficulties starting a mid-size chicken farm.
Amundsen is the author of Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm from Scratch, the winner of the Midwest Choice Award in Nonfiction 2016. She is also co-owner of Locally Laid Egg Company, an organic egg farm in Duluth, Minn. Her eggs can easily be found in the Chequamegon Bay region.
Apostle Island Booksellers will have copies of Locally Laid available.
“As a ‘remedial adult’ with chickens, I heartily commend you to the words, wisdom and knowledge of Lucie B. Amundsen, an author whose voice is as earthy as a chicken run, as goofy and bright as a pasture-raised egg yolk at sunrise, and as down-to-earth as barn boots in mud. People ask me about chickens, I say, ‘Read Lucie.’”—Michael Perry, author of Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting
Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute
1411 Ellis Ave.
Ashland, WI 54806