The 2020 Polyface Farm's Intensive Discovery Seminar

The 2020 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! 

Polyface Intensive Seminar 2020 Dates

  • Friday & Saturday: July 17-18 – This event is full.
  • Friday & Saturday: July 31 - August 1 – This event is full
  • The cost of each Polyface Seminar is $900 per person.

We are now accepting names for the Wait List! If you're interested in being placed on the Wait List please contact us at 1-800-355-5313. If a spot becomes available in either class, we will contact the names on the Wait List for a replacement opportunity.

The Salatin Semester – Online

If you aren't able to make Joel Salatin's Polyface Intensive Seminar this year, you can still learn from Joel! The Salatin Semester is a step-by-step online course that takes you through the process of planning the enterprises on your farm, from bookkeeping to harvest, to make sure your plan matches your skillset and your personality.

Learn more about the Salatin Semester online course at the Salatin Semester home page.

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


Given the circumstances of continued calls for social distancing, we feel we can offer a small-class environment that will allow for safe learning. If you have any further concerns or questions, please contact Acres U.S.A. 

Seminar Cancellations

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 $180.00 processing fee, please contact us by July 3, 2020. Because there is limited space at the Polyface Farm's Intensive Discovery Seminars, your cancellation prevents others from attending. Accordingly, cancellations received after July 3, 2020 are entitled to a full refund, less $180.00 processing fee, ONLY if your spot can be filled. If we cannot fill your spot last minute, no refund will be issued.


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