Frank R. Reese

HRN Hall of Fame: Frank R. Reese

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Nominated by: The Main Course O.G.

The Main Course’s first inductee for the HRN Hall of Fame is a farmer, since agriculture is the foundation for all culture. Frank R. Reese raises an animal native to the Americas: the heritage turkey, as well as other varieties of poultry. Frank introduced the word “heritage”, as it relates to meat, into the English language — heritage varieties are livestock with a long lineage in this country, with traits that have gone unchanged, even with the advent of factory farming. His Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch in Kansas maintains the oldest genetic lines of turkeys, chickens, ducks, and geese in the world — a great achievement for the cause of biodiversity. More than anyone else, Frank educates the public about how good genetics is the most important factor for the humane raising of livestock.

Appearances on HRN:

Meat + Three: Animals And Industry
The Main Course O.G.: Frank Reese & Daniel Sharp
Feast Yr Ears: Gobble Gobble, Turkey in the Spring
The Main Course: Mondavi Winery & Farmer Frank Reese
No Chefs Allowed: Heritage Turkeys
HRN Prime: Breeding Against Dead End Animals: Genetic Integrity In Kansas City
The Main Course: Heritage Turkeys
The Main Course: Frank Reese, Mark Newman, Herve Malivert, 86 List & Mike Edison
The Main Course: Fern Gale Estrow, Susan Hunt Stevens, Steve Pope & Frank Reese
The Farm Report: Frank Reese & Kevin Lunny