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A Farm Business Unfolding

I recently headed to Rutherford to talk with Michael Hackett, a poultry producer who contacted ASAP to discuss potential market outlets. We spoke a few days prior, and judging by his Irish accent, I knew he would have a unique story.
Michael grew up on a farm in Ireland. His parents had a mixed operation raising many different animals and vegetables, but they eventually honed in on dairy farming. His free spirit brought him to Long Island in 1985 where he worked in the landscaping industry. Eventually, he landed in Minnesota to study under Will Allen and the nonprofit Growing Power…

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