Archie Coll featured in Historical Society program

“Coll’s Poultry Farm, Reflections on Jaffrey’s Agricultural History,” will be presented by Archie Coll Jr. at the annual meeting of the Jaffrey Historical Society on Aug. 14, at 7 p.m. at the Jaffrey Civic Center.

After graduating from Conant High School in 1930 with a diploma and two certificates in poultry raising, Archie Coll Sr. converted a former dairy farm to a poultry operation with 130 chickens. Over time the Colls developed the largest poultry business in Jaffrey with an ultimate capacity of 30,000 hens.

Archie Coll Jr. was described in Vol. III of the Town History as “one of the enterprising young farmers of Jaffrey.”

He continued the poultry business his father started and added a farm stand. He has been active with the Farm Bureau Federation, New Hampshire Poultry Growers, New Hampshire Vegetable Growers, and the United Church of Jaffrey.

There is an exhibit on Coll’s Poultry Farm in the display cases at the Jaffrey Civic Center.

The annual meeting will precede the program, and refreshments will be served following.

All are invited to attend.

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