The Good Shepherd Conservation Center
Agritourism – Education – Preservation
We’re very excited to share with you news of the imminent groundbreaking at the Good Shepherd Conservation Center. We aim to create a revolutionary first-of-its-kind structure, one of the most important agricultural sites in the country, and one which we hope you will help us build! The center, located in Lindsborg, Kansas, on the Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch property, will include:
An Exhibition Barn which brings to life the American farm experience. The barn will hold a myriad of endangered breeds of poultry, each with a unique cultural heritage and story to be told. Since poultry seed cannot be frozen and banked, our living museum will serve a crucial role in preserving these critically important bloodlines for future generations. From hatching baby chicks, to feeding and engaging with dozens of beautiful rare strains, to the slaughter and processing of animals, this center will immerse visitors in a working farm environment unlike any other.
A Professional Kitchen serving the last remaining commercial poultry line whose genes have never been touched by the factory farming industry. With a robust and complex flavor profile unlike anything you’ve ever had before, these offerings will both delight and amaze the senses.
“And the flavors! I am stunned by the Plymouth Rock, which smells like hay and has a marigold-yellow, pork-style fat cap beneath its skin. Its flesh is silky and grassy, bringing to mind smoked sablefish.” – Tamar Adler, Vogue
The kitchen will house a Demonstration Area, a Dining Room, and high-grade equipment to meet the needs of the world’s top chefs. It will produce everything from simple daily lunches to spectacular dinners.
A one-of-a-kind Library and Media Center will provide an understanding of how American poultry gave birth to factory farming. Guests will experience history through the lens of agriculture and witness what existed before fast food. In the Screening Room, documentaries and movies, like Eating Animals starring Frank Reese, will be shown. In the extensive Library and Archive, visitors will explore many important books, manuscripts, photographs, drawings, recipes, and works of art relating to 19th– and 20th-century American agriculture and Standardbred poultry.
There will be Agritourism Guest Rooms available for extended stays. Along with the Conservation Center, visitors will enjoy the many fantastic local attractions, historic natural landmarks, and the best of small-town America, square in the center of the American heartland. We hope that you are as excited as we are about building this crucially important structure, which will safeguard the legacy of standard-bred poultry and serve as an exciting new agritourism destination for all. Donate today to take part in this historic effort!
Take part in building The Good Shepherd Conservation Center!