‘World’s best farmer’ headed our way

Joel Salatin. Photo supplied

Joel Salatin. Photo supplied

The man Time magazine called the ‘World’s Best Farmer’ is coming the Farm, in Ewingsdale next month for a sold-out presentation about his farming success story.

Joel Salatin is a third generation farmer whose multigenerational family enterprise owns and operates Polyface Farm, in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

Next month he is coming to The Farm, in Ewingsdale, to expound the methods that saw his family convert their once eroded and worn out property into America’s premier non-industrial food production oasis, from which his family pastured beef, pork, poultry and rabbits to more than 4,000 private customers, 50 restaurants, and 10 retail outlets generating some $10,000 per acre income per year.

Joel is also the author of nine books including the best seller Folks, this Aint Normal, has contributed to many magazines and to the award-winning documentary, Food Inc.

Joel’s methods are reproducible and sustainable and his current Australian tour is designed to do just that.

A small-group mentoring program with Joel at The Farm on March 2 has already sold out but limited places are available for his March 1 presentation, You Can Farm: the entrepreneur’s guide to start and succeed in a farming enterprise.

Joel’s book You Can Farm has been an inspiring catalyst for many farmers and farming entrepreneurs in Australia looking for new ways to farm that regenerate the soil, feed the community and grow a prosperous farming and localised food future.

His hands-on presentation at The Farm will include cover topics such as: Getting Started – The do’s and don’ts of starting a farm from scratch; Designing for Fertility – Everything from passive fed stock water to integrated nutrient cycling and pest control; Scaling Up – Joel will delve into the detail of how to scale up with emotional, economic, and environmental integrity and the specific techniques required; and The Business End – For the young farming entrepreneur, seasoned farmer and clean food advocates alike.

For more information or to book your space for a fascinating and hugely informative day with Joel, go to

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