Joel Salatin and his family operate Polyface Farm, a diversified family farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. He has written several books including Pastured Poultry Profits, Salad Bar Beef, You Can Farm, Family-Friendly Farming, Holy Cows and Hog Heaven, Everything I Want to Do is Illegal, Folks, This Ain’t Normal and the new Fields of Farmers. In these and countless articles and speeches, he describes how his family manages their farm and how anyone willing to work hard can farm successfully and healthfully. The farm has been featured in several national magazines including Smithsonian and The New York Times Magazine and was featured in the New York Times bestseller The Omnivore’s Dilemma. The farm has been visited by thousands upon thousands of people from throughout the world, most recently hosting a field day attracting 1,700 participants. His farm has been featured in numerous films, including the award-winning Food, Inc. and American Meat, and he has received numerous awards and commendations for his farming, vision and work toward sustainable food systems.
Recorded at the 2014 Acres U.S.A. Conference, Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, December 4, 2014.