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2016 Polyface Intensive Discovery Seminar

This year’s dates . . .

Monday-Tuesday, July 18-19, 2016
Friday-Saturday, July 22-23, 2016
Friday-Saturday, July 29-30, 2016



Every year the Salatin family and staff at Polyface Farm offer these two-day, six-meal (it's worth coming just for the food) seminars limited to 30 people for hard-core how-to instruction. What most outfits would spread over a four-day seminar, Polyface packs into two long days ─ hence, the word intensive.

From processing chickens and rabbits to moving cattle, electric fencing, pasturing pigs and sawmilling, Joel and the staff pack as much into these two long days as possible. The goal is to present every enterprise, touch all aspects of the farm, including marketing and internships, and leave folks' heads spinning with new ideas.

Why July? That's when the farm has the most variety of things going on ─ and it's after hay crunch but before fall slowdown. That's the peak of the season in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The itinerary is designed to make every minute count. The Salatin family and staff eat with attendees during the meals in order to facilitate questions and discussions.

The most common complaint is this: "I wish I had brought my wife" (husband, in-laws, business partner . . . you name it). The most common critique is this: "I got my money's worth in the first half-day."

The wide-ranging instruction includes rental farms, mob-stocking pasture management, poultry, financial analysis and all the nitty-gritty details in one place. Few farms in the world have been at it long enough to amass the level of mistakes and experience as Polyface. Learn from it and thrive. Come for two days and leave years ahead.

Joel Salatin
Polyface Farms