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2018 Polyface Farm's Intensive Discovery Seminars

If you have ever wanted to go behind the scenes with the Salatin family, this is your opportunity. Visit the Polyface Farm and learn firsthand about grass-fed beef, pastured poultry and pork, pastured rabbits, ponds and irrigation, scaling up production, on-farm processing, marketing, and more!

Every year the Salatin family and staff at Polyface Farm offer a series of 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 Farm packs into two long days ─ hence, the word intensive.

This years seminars will be held on the following dates:

July 16 & 17 (sold out) | July 20 & 21 (sold out) | July 27 & 28 (sold out)

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 the peak of the season in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. When the Polyface Farm has the most variety of things going on ─ and it's after hay crunch but before fall slowdown.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. This is an unmatched opportunity for learning.

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 Farm. Learn from it and thrive. Come for two days and leave years ahead!

This year's seminars are sold out.

$900 per person, includes two-day seminar & six delicious meals.

For more information, questions, or to be added to the wait list, please call 1-800-355-5313.

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SEMINAR CANCELLATIONS: If you need to cancel your Polyface Farms Intensive Discovery Seminar registration, we encourage substitution. Your registration can be transferred to someone else's name if you cannot attend; please contact our office.

For a full refund, less a $150.00 processing fee, please contact us by June 1, 2018. Sorry, no refunds will be made after that date. Cancellations received after June 1, 2018 through Friday, June 29, 2018 are entitled to an 80% credit to be applied to Acres U.S.A. subscriptions, books, DVDs, audio CDs or future conference fees. Because there is limited space at the Polyface Farms Intensive Discovery Seminars, your cancellation prevents others from attending. Accordingly, no credit is given for cancellations made after June 29, 2018.