"We had a similar situation--wanting better local non-GMO feed but sources were a couple of hours away. Several producers formed a co-op and we have someone who picks up and hauls the ingredients up here, another farm where it can be stored, another…"
"Another idea is to use portable electric netting (if there's sun for solar power) and move it from place to place as the pigs eat the vegetation down. We have pigs set up that way, clearing an area of brush in…"
"Baker Seeds (www.rareseeds.com) has wheat and oats. Their prices on packets of seed are competitive, but it may be high if you want a lot of seed. You might want to contact a grower of organic grains and find out where they get…"
"I don't know of any non-GMO brands specifically, but a group of producers in our area decided to form a feed co-op to find local feed options. We have sources for the grains and peas plus a company that sells a mineral/enzyme supplement.…"
"We heartily agree, Scrapple! While preparing to move to our property we took several courses through the extension office where we previously lived. Then after moving here we quickly got acquainted with our new extension agents. Like Karen, we also…"
"Wendi--and everyone else, I just wanted to say: Don't stop dreaming! All of your ideas sound wonderful and doable. Keep a notebook or idea box or whatever suits your fancy and you'll find yourself figuring out which ideas to try.