For all the wannabes and newbies, this book is subtitled: “The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farming Enterprise.” A veritable compendium of information, Joel pulls from his eclectic sphere of knowledge, combines it with a half century of farming experience, and covers as many topics as he can think of that will affect the success of a farming venture. He offers his 10 best picks for profitable ventures, and the 10 worst. He covers insurance, record keeping, land acquisition, and equipment. Some people have suggested the title should just be “You Can,” meaning that really the book is about succeeding in life. A hard hitting, practical view from a successful farmer, if this book scares you off, it will be the best reality check you ever spent. 480 pgs.
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Patrick’s Great Grass Adventure
PATRICK PIGEON'S GREAT GRASS ADVENTURE With Greg the Grass Farmer, Joel's first children's book, illustrated by his daughter, Rachel Salatin.
Designed as a read-to-me book for 4-7 year-olds, the book captures the ecology and ecstasy of grass. Of course, Greg is a thinly disguised Joel Salatin, complete with suspenders. Rachel puts her subtle persona into the book with her birthday as the cow ear tag numbers.
Your Successful Farm Business
A handful of farmers around the world have figured out how to make
a white collar salary from their enterprises. Using his own and others'
experiences, Joel Salatin offers the common principles utilized by these
successful farm businesses. YOU CAN FARM, for 20 years, has inspired
thousands to start farms; this is the graduate level material refined and
gleaned since that earlier foundational work. Imminently practical, direct,
and hopeful, this book is for both newbies and mature farmers to help us
all enjoy production, profit, and pleasure in a farm vocation.
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