Online Resources

Poultry

  • Barnyards and Backyards

    Barnyards and Backyards provides a collection of know-how, news, articles, and community-generated content to help any rural or city rancher start keeping animals, with a focus on sustainability, holistic and natural therapies, and environmental practices.

  • Poultry Press – Promoting standard bred poultry since 1914.
  • Backyard Poultry Magazine – Dedicated to increasing and improving the backyard poultry movement.
  • Community Chickens – Mother Earth News and GRIT join forces to create one great resource for all things chicken!
  • The Chicken Whisperer – Andy Schneider, better known as The Chicken Whisperer™ has become the go-to guy across the country for anything chickens.
  • BackyardChickens.com – An online community of poultry owners including forums, breed information, coop photos and plans, and online auctions.

Sheep & Goats

  • Barnyards and Backyards

    Barnyards and Backyards provides a collection of know-how, news, articles, and community-generated content to help any rural or city rancher start keeping animals, with a focus on sustainability, holistic and natural therapies, and environmental practices.

  • National Pygmy Goat Association - NPGA is a multi-faceted organization with many talented and experienced people in its ranks.
  • American Boer Goat Association

    - Since 1993, over 30,000 goat producers have selected ABGA as their partner in the Boer Goat Industry.

  • Miniature Dairy Goat Association - MDGA was established to recognize and provide Registry services for breeders who have been raising goats bred from original crosses of purebred standard dairy goats and Nigerian Dwarf goats.
  • American Dairy Goat Association – National organization provides information on association membership, genetics, conferences and more.
  • Dairy Goat Journal - Information, ideas, and insights for everyone who raises, manages, or just loves goats.
  • Sheep 101 – An online overview of sheep, their products, how they are raised, and their contributions to society.

Horses

  • EquiSearch – News and articles covering a variety of horse related topics.
  • Equine.com – Online listings for horses and equipment.

Multi-species

  • Barnyards and Backyards

    Barnyards and Backyards provides a collection of know-how, news, articles, and community-generated content to help any rural or city rancher start keeping animals, with a focus on sustainability, holistic and natural therapies, and environmental practices.

  • BackYard Herds

    The BackYard Herds forum is a place for members to ask questions, share their experiences, and help each other learn while making new friends. It's focus is on "raising cows, goats, sheep, horses, and more...in your backyard."

  • American Livestock Breeds Conservancy - The ALBC is a nonprofit membership organization working to protect over 150 breeds of livestock and poultry from extinction.

National Youth Organizations

  • FFA - Providing classroom resources, real-life experiences, and leadership training to students and educators.
  • 4-H - 4-H is a positive youth development organization that empowers young people to reach their full potential.

Lifestyle

  • Barnyards and Backyards

    Barnyards and Backyards provides a collection of know-how, news, articles, and community-generated content to help any rural or city rancher start keeping animals, with a focus on sustainability, holistic and natural therapies, and environmental practices.

  • BackYard Herds

    The BackYard Herds forum is a place for members to ask questions, share their experiences, and help each other learn while making new friends. It's focus is on "raising cows, goats, sheep, horses, and more...in your backyard."

  • Storey Publishing - The mission of Storey Publishing is to serve our customers by publishing practical information that encourages personal independence in harmony with the environment.
  • Mother Earth News - The most popular and longest running sustainable-lifestyle magazine, MOTHER EARTH NEWS provides wide-ranging, expert editorial coverage of organic foods, country living, green transportation, renewable energy, natural health and green building.
  • GRIT Magazine - GRIT offers practical advice, product reviews, livestock guides, gardening, cooking and other do-it-yourself information, humor and the inspirational stories of folks who moved to the country and love it.