Joel calls this his soul book. Right now, four generations live at Polyface. That requires vision, grace, and an attractive farming and business model. The subtitle, “A Multigenerational Home-Based Business Testament” delineates the far-reaching implications discussed in these pages.
It’s worth reading just for the 10 chapters titled “10 Commandments for Making Your Kids Love the Farm.” Whether you’re a butcher, baker, or candlestick maker, these principles and the accompanying stories will renew your commitment to all the values that matter most. This book even tackles numerous taboo topics, like inheritance and fussy dads. Known in his speeches for the statement: “unless we romance the next generation into farming, we aren’t sustainable,” Joel addresses those family business characteristics that glue parents and siblings together. 402 pgs.
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The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs
From Christian libertarian farmer Joel Salatin, a clarion call to readers to honor the animals and the land, and produce food based on spiritual principles.
The Salatin SemesterThe Salatin Semester: A Complete Homestudy Course in Polyface-Style Diversified Farming
This amazing multimedia production conveys the Salatin family’s methods of profitable diversified farming like no other. Joel Salatin presents his farming system in professional edited, live-cut video, engaging audio, and in a detail-rich reference guide. This package is a veritable fount of pertinent and crucial knowledge, a unique compilation of synergistic wisdom to help you earn a living as a farmer. The live presentations are presented in DVD video; the audio interviews with Q&A are in digital audio; and the myriad questions and answers from the resulting discussion are transcribed and edited in a detailed reference guide. The end result is an amazingly extensive – and affordable – training guide to help you reinvent your farm.
This beautifully produced comprehensive tutorial contains:
- 18 hours of video on 12 DVDs
- 6 hours of audio Q&A
- Digital slideshow farm tour
- 256-page guidebook
Techno Stealth: Metropolitan Buying Clubs
Over the years, we have developed a local food distribution system that we call the Metropolitan Buying Club. We think it combines the real-time interfaces of online marketing with community-based interaction. These kinds of interfaces, without bricks and mortar, using the internet, create efficiencies and economies of scale in local food distribution that we think you will find very exciting.
Fields of Farmers
Interning, Mentoring, Starting, Continuing This book empowers aspiring young farmers, midlife farmers, and non-farming landlords to build regenerative, profitable agricultural enterprises.