The 2019 Polyface Farm's Intensive Discovery Seminar

The 2019 Polyface Farm’s Intensive Discovery Seminar offers you a chance to learn sustainable farming from Joel Salatin and his family!

Once again, the Salatin family and staff at Polyface Farm, partnering with Acres U.S.A., will offer a 2-day, six-meal (it's worth coming just for the food) seminar 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."

Joel Salatin gives a presentation outsideFrom 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. 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 seminar's 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! 

We’ve added a fourth session! This new Polyface Intensive Discovery Seminar session will be from August 9th to the 10th (8/9-8/10). All other Polyface Intensive Discovery Seminar sessions are sold out. If you would like to be added to a waitlist for one of those sessions, email or call  970-392-4464 or 800-355-5313.

Monday-Tuesday: July 22-23

Friday- Saturday: July 26-27

Friday- Saturday: Aug. 2-3

New session: Friday- Saturday: Aug 9-10

Why July and August? That's the peak of the season in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, when Polyface Farm has the most diverse variety of things going on ─ and it's after hay crunch but before fall slowdown.

* Polyface Farms will not be hosting the Intensive Discovery Seminars in 2020.*

Tickets go fast, so don't delay in purchasing your tickets for this life-changing event. Plus, you'll receive 20% off our selection of books written by Joel Salatin with any Polyface Seminar registration


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For more information or questions, please call 1-800-355-5313 or email



If you need to cancel your Intensive Discovery Seminar registration, and are unable to switch dates, we encourage substitution. Changing or transferring your registration can be done by contacting our office at or 1-800-355-5313.

For a full refund, less a $150.00 processing fee, please contact us by June 1, 2019. Sorry, no refunds will be made after that date. Cancellations received after June 1, 2019, through Friday, June 28, 2019, 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 Farm's Intensive Discovery Seminars, your cancellation prevents others from attending. Accordingly, no credit is given for cancellations made after June 29, 2019.


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