Joel Salatin

Polyface Farm


Joel Salatin’s family owns and operates Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, producing salad bar beef, pastured poultry, pigaerator pork, and forage-based rabbits. The farm services 6,000 families and 50 restaurants. Featured prominently in countless media, documentaries, and books, the farm offers many educational opportunities for people wanting to learn these pasture-based systems. Salatin has written 10 books about food and farming, both how-to guides and broad cultural works. Books by this Speaker: Salad Bar Beef, Holy Cows & Hog Heaven

Joel will be speaking at the Pennsylvania Fair.


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What I’ve Learned from the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Tribe Over 50 Years

For 50 years, MOTHER EARTH NEWS has publicized issues and innovations in the self-reliance and Earth-healing movements. Through its pages, Joel Salatin met his mentors: leaders who developed answers to complex problems and routinely adopted unorthodox positions. From season extension to clever culinary tips, the magazine's guiding hand can be seen all over Salatin's Polyface Farm today. Doing more with less, respecting nature’s templates, pursuing low-capitalization options for business, building with on-site materials, and forever experimenting: All of these help us live lightly on the land while living impact fully in the culture.
Modern Homesteading Nature and Community

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Pasture Management and Rotation Strategies Q&A

Joel Salatin provides insight into his many years of rotational livestock and pasture management. From pastured poultry tractors, Premier 1 fencing, and salvaged materials around the farm, Salatin shares the tools, tips, and tricks he and his family use at Polyface Farm. Bring your questions and get answers from one of America’s foremost farming experts!
Modern Homesteading Animal Husbandry

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