Livestock

The Table Farm and Workshop

Owner: Kyan Glenn

Address:
23800 E 1300 N Rd
Bloomington, IL 61705
Mclean County

daytime phone: (815) 209-6695

Application Date: 2021-05-17

Applicant Details

Please briefly tell us why you are applying to be part of the Certified Naturally Grown program: *
I agree with all of the core beliefs of CNG. I do not intend to be certified organic because that really doesn't mean much anymore, but am still desiring a certification to lend strength to my label and support to my farm. I'm looking forward to help from likeminded producers!
Are you currently third party Certified for your livestock operation by any other organization (Organic, Biodynamic, etc)? *
no
Have you ever been certified in the past? *
no
Have you ever been denied certification? *
no
How did you hear about Certified Naturally Grown? *
I was ordering soil amendments from 7 Springs Farm and they mentioned/recommended your organization.
Your application will be reviewed AFTER we receive a valid Feed Declaration for your farm. We ask you to submit the Feed Declaration within ONE MONTH to ensure your application isn't denied. Check this box to indicate you understand this. *
How did you learn to farm, and for how long have you been farming for market? What has prepared you to farm successfully according to CNG standards? *

General Farm Information

Farm Acreage you want listed as Certified Naturally GrownTM:
Total farm acreage to be used for pasture and feed crops *
1 acre
Number of above acres that you own: *
100%
Number of above acres that you lease: *
0
Do you have other acreage in "conventional" agricultural systems? *
no
General Listed Acreage Breakdown
Pasture:
100%
Hay:
Grains:
Other (please specify below):
If indicated, please specify how 'other' acres are used
Please check all items you grow and would like to market as Certified Naturally GrownTM (to certify produce, please complete the separate produce application) *



















Please Specify Any Other Items:
I do not currently grow or offer pigs or meat birds, but plan to add those enterprises in the next year or two.
Please check all markets you grow for (this will be displayed on your farm profile to help potential buyers find you). *











Please Specify Other Markets:

Farmland Management and Practices

Primary Tillage System: *
No-till
Do you use Cover Crops? *
yes
If yes, please list: *
Peas/Oats, Buckwheat, Rye/Hairy Vetch
Do you use Compost? *
yes
Please note general sources (on farm,purchased complete, local grass clippings, local dairy, etc.): *
Produced on-farm and also bought in as finished compost from Landscape Recycling Center in Champaign, IL.
Please list application rates. Give a specific amount or range (for example: one to two tons per acre, ten wheelbarrow loads per 1,000 square feet, or 1-2 inches deep). Do not answer "varies". *
4" deep initial application on all garden beds; 1" maintenance layer thereafter.
Do you use Manure? *
yes
Please note general sources of manure: *
Deep bedding system for chickens overwinter. All bedding/manure is fully composted before being applied.
Please list application rates. Give a specific amount or range (for example: one to two tons per acre, ten wheelbarrow loads per 1,000 square feet, or 1-2 inches deep). Do not answer "varies". *
Same as above
Please list any other brought in fertility sources that you use (specific rock powders, lime, soybean / alfalfa meal, specific purchased pre-mixes, etc)and how often it's used. If you indicate a name brand product, please also specify the ingredient/s.
Soil Amendments purchased from 7 Springs Farm (all organic or all natural listed): Bone Meal, Blood Meal, Alfalfa Meal, Rock Phosphate, Azomite, Sul-Po-Mag, Gypsum, Fish Meal, Kelp Meal, Hi-Cal Lime. All of the above is mixed to custom ratios for specific vegetable crop families to make custom fertilizer mixes.
Have any chemical fertilizers been applied to the fields you are seeking Certification for in the last three years (36 months)? *
no
Have any non-acceptable pesticides and/or herbicides been applied to these fields in the last 3 years? *
no
Describe your primary weed problems and methods of control. If you indicate a name brand product, please also specify the ingredient(s), what kind of product it is (a soap, microbial, oil, a botanical...), and how often it's used. *
We have some species of invasive chinese honeysuckle that we are manually weeding out from the perimeters of the property. Beyond that, I am not weeding the pastures. We will let the biology from the animal manures naturally rejuvenate those pastures.
Describe your primary plant pest problems and methods of control. If you indicate a name brand product, please also specify the ingredient/s, what kind of product it is (a soap, microbial, oil, a botanical...), and how often it's used. *
Doesn't apply to the pastures.
Please list the water source you use for crop irrigation. If source is public river, pond or lake, please note the name: *
Well water
Are there any known contaminants in the irrigation water? *
no

Livestock Management and Practices

Please list all livestock for which you seek certification by type/breed, and indicate how many of each are on the farm today (for example: belted galloways - 20, nubian goats - 5, orpington chickens - 7, frizzle chickens - 3) For animals that have not yet been stocked for the season (e.g. poultry or piglets) please estimate how many you expect to have on farm during the upcoming season. Only list livestock that are (or will be) managed according to CNG standards. *
Chickens (26 total): 4 Saphire Gems, 5 Black Australorps, 5 Barred Rock Plymouths, 11 Rhode Island Reds. Ducks (7 total): 7 Silver Appleyards Geese (2 total): 2 Chinese Whites. In the future: small amounts of Idaho Pastured Pigs, and batches of 30-100 of Broiler chickens.
I affirm that all livestock listed on this application are raised according to Certified Naturally Grown standards. I further affirm that I will not represent ANY livestock products as Certified Naturally Grown if they have not been raised according to the standards required by Certified Naturally Grown. Any livestock treated with antibiotics or other prohibited substances will be quarantined and sold separately. All livestock are fed feed grown according to CNG standards - without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, and free of any genetically modified grains (GMOs). *
Have all the livestock been raised according to CNG standards since the last third of gestation or since hatching? *
yes
Give brief details of your rotation practice for each type and/or group of livestock. (E.g. heifers strip grazing behind electric fence moved daily, 28 day rotation, poultry rotated weekly - 3 pens.) *
Poultry is rotated on pasture using electric netting and mobile coop systems. They spend about 3-5 days in each paddock before being moved on. Each paddock receives an absolute minimum of 27 days of rest before returning, but averages out to about 35 days mostly (just depending on the impact the animals have during the rotation factoring in weather, etc).
Do the animals listed above include cows, goats, sheep or other ruminants? *
no
Do the animals listed above include poultry? *
yes
Do your poultry either (a) have a minimum of five square feet per bird of natural, grassy outdoor space or (b) do they have at least two square feet per bird and get moved at least one time per day to fresh new pasture? *
yes
Do your livestock spend most of their time on pasture during the growing season? *
yes
Is all feed grown according to Certified Naturally Grown standards (without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or post-harvest fungal treatments)? *
yes
For all livestock you seek to certify, please provide more information about the feed. Is it grown locally for you? Purchased in bulk at a mill? Bagged at the feed store? Is it Certified Organic? What brand, if any? *
Feed is bought from a local certified organic farm: Wettstein Organic Farm in Carlock, IL
Do you buy in some feed? *
yes
Will you be sure to submit a Feed Supplier Declaration within two weeks? (download it at naturallygrown.org/feed) Please note: when the big name brand companies say their feed is "Natural" that does not mean that they are grown according to CNG standards. It probably means they do not add antibiotics, which is a good start, but very likely the feed was grown with synthetic fertilizers and using genetically modified seeds. *
yes
Describe your primary livestock pest problems AND methods of control. Do not answer "none". You MUST indicate either actual pest challenges and/or LIKELY challenges, and you must ALSO indicate how you manage (or would manage) them. If you indicate a product, also specify how often it's used. *
So far, we have not encountered any major pest problems. We had several ducklings arrive suffering from wry neck. We treated them by giving them supplements from plants high in vitamin E (broccoli starts, asparagus, dandelion leaf). 2 of the ducklings didn't make it but one fully recovered. We rely on our pasture rotation for preventing most pest/disease issues. Healthy birds on healthy/fresh/clean land will largely take care of themselves! Any pest or disease problems we encounter will be treated with isolation and homeopathic options where applicable/available, and all natural/organic options where homeopathic choices aren't available.
Describe your primary livestock disease problems AND methods of control. Do not answer "none". You MUST indicate either actual disease challenges and/or LIKELY challenges, and you must ALSO indicate how you manage (or would manage) them. If you indicate a product, also specify how often it's used. *
So far, we have not encountered any major pest problems. We had several ducklings arrive suffering from wry neck. We treated them by giving them supplements from plants high in vitamin E (broccoli starts, asparagus, dandelion leaf). 2 of the ducklings didn't make it but one fully recovered. We rely on our pasture rotation for preventing most pest/disease issues. Healthy birds on healthy/fresh/clean land will largely take care of themselves! Any pest or disease problems we encounter will be treated with isolation and homeopathic options where applicable/available, and all natural/organic options where homeopathic choices aren't available.
Provide details of all livestock owned by you, or grazed on your land, that are treated and quarantined on your property *
We had our poultry vaccinated for Marek's disease by the hatchery when purchased.

Seeds and Buffers

Do you purchase or grow using any Genetically Modified seeds? *
no
Do you use any chemically treated seeds in your operation? *
no
Chemical/Spray Drift and Buffers:
Is there any likelihood of Chemical/Spray drift contamination of your fields? *
yes
Please state the source (conventional farm field, golf course, etc.) and any details you can provide (type of pesticide, fertilizer, herbicide used, and/or what used for.) *
We have conventional farms to the north and south of the property. To the north, there is a creek bed and established/mature trees on both sides of the creek separating that field from my property. That is about a 50-75' buffer before clearing the tree line. To the south, there is a road, and we are planting a wind break/pesticide/herbicide break along that border this week (mostly Norway Spruce, with flowering shrubs as well for pollinators). There is over 100' of buffer between our fields and the conventional farm field.
Do you have an adequate buffer to protect yourself from potential contamination? *
yes
Please describe your buffer. Be specific. On all sides, how far is it from your livestock pasture to the next closest use (i.e. road, conventional crop, residential yard)? Specify what is grown on neighboring land in agricultural use. For example: To the north and east, a wooded area of at least 100 yards separates us from the neighbor's corn fields, to the south is a fallow field at least 100 yards deep separating us from a blueberry farm, and to the west about 60 feet separates our crops from a field where conventional corn and soybeans are grown. *
To the north, there is a creek bed and established/mature trees on both sides of the creek separating that field from my property. That is about a 50-75' buffer before clearing the tree line. To the south, there is a road, and we are planting a wind break/pesticide/herbicide break along that border this week (mostly Norway Spruce, with flowering shrubs as well for pollinators). There is over 100' of buffer between our fields and the conventional farm field. Both of these fields are in corn/soybean rotations. The field to the north utilizes tillage, where as the field to the south uses overcrop and no-till methods (chemical tillage).

Agreements

Please indicate your agreement with the following statements by checking the boxes.
I will not label, or in any way lead consumers to believe that livestock not raised in accord with CNG standards is Certified Naturally GrownTM. *
I understand that I have to complete at least one (and hopefully more) Certification Inspection(s) of another ranch or farm in my area each year, and that the inspection will NOT be of the same rancher or farmer that inspected me. *
I have reviewed the Certified Naturally Grown livestock certification standards, I understand them, and I will abide by them. I understand that if I have any questions I may contact CNG for clarification. *
You may use this space to tell us anything else you think we should know about your farm:
I also submitted a vegetable produce application.