HMI is excited to have Joel Salatin keynote at our Cultivating Community: Land, Food, Health conference at Paicines, California on Oct 14-16, 2016.
Joel Salatin is a third generation “beyond organic” farmer and author whose family owns and operates Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The farm produces salad bar beef, pigaerator pork, pastured poultry, forage-based rabbits and direct markets everything to 5,000 families, 50 restaurants, and 10 retail outlets. A prolific author, Salatin’s nine books to date include both how-to and big picture themes. The farm features prominently in Michael Pollan’s NYT bestseller Omnivore’s Dilemma and the award-winning documentary, “Food Inc.” The 2015 released documentary “POLYFACES” features the entire farm from production to education. In his keynote at the Saturday night banquet Joel will reflect on the consumer and producer roles in a sustainable food system.
Building Community through Farm Clusters and the Apprenticeship Program
Joel will also be speaking about his efforts to bring young people back to farming. He will talk about how successful businesses require teams and collaboration since all the gifts and talents necessary don’t grow on one pair of legs. He will discuss the various apprentice opportunities he has developed to get more new farmers producing nutrient dense food for their local communities.
Cultivating Community: Land, Food, Health will offer thought-provoking presentations and breakout sessions on various consumer and producer interests. Local food security, land health, strengthening our communities and nourishing our bodies all included! We have something for everyone, so come learn from the experts! To learn more about Joel and Polyface Farm, click here.
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