Raising Chickens to Organic Standards


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Raising Chickens
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William Deyesso leverages decades of industry experience to serve as the chief executive officer of a Hanover, Massachusetts-based third-party insurance administration provider. Passionate about healthy living, William Deyesso makes wine and raises organic chickens in his free time.

One foundation of organic chicken farming is that the birds must be raised without cages. This does not mean that they need to be pastured, and not every pastured chicken qualifies as organic. Simply put, to be raised organically, chickens must have access to the outdoors.

Importantly, organic chickens cannot be given antibiotics, drugs, or hormones. Factory-raised chickens consume human antibiotics, which when overused can lead to human resistance issues.

In addition, the grains chickens eat must come from non-genetically modified, organic feed sources. This reflects the dependency of chickens on milled grains, as they are unable to live by foraging alone.

About the NIADA Foundation Scholarships


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National Independent Auto Dealers Association
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Recently retired, William Deyesso boasts nearly three decades of corporate leadership experience and most recently served as CEO of Royal Administration Services, Inc., in Hanover, Massachusetts. Throughout his professional career, William Deyesso maintained membership in professional organizations such as the National Independent Auto Dealers Association (NIADA).

Founded in 1946, NIADA serves more than 20,000 independent automobile dealers through networking events, training opportunities, and professional services. The organization also maintains a charitable arm, the NIADA Foundation.

Among other initiatives, the foundation awards scholarships to deserving students during its yearly convention. Each scholarship application is judged by representatives from Northwood University. The Manheim Regional Scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated high achievement in education and community service. Underwritten by Manheim, recipients of this scholarship are awarded $3,500 to attend any college they wish.

The Manheim National Industry Sponsored Scholarship is set aside for students who attend or are planning to attend Northwood University and pursue the school’s automotive industry track. Also underwritten by Manheim, this scholarship provides $10,000 in funding. To learn more about these scholarships, or to apply, visit www.niada.com/foundation_scholarship.php.