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Fields of Farmers

Interning, Mentoring, Partnering, Germinating

America’s average farmer is sixty years old. When young people can’t get in, old people can’t get out. Approaching a watershed moment, our culture desperately needs a generational transfer of millions of farm acres facing abandonment, development, or amalgamation into ever-larger holdings. Based on his decades of experience with interns and multigenerational partnerships at Polyface Farm, farmer and author Joel Salatin digs deep into the problems and solutions surrounding this land- and knowledge-transfer crisis. This book empowers aspiring young farmers, midlife farmers, and nonfarming landlords to build regenerative, profitable agricultural enterprises.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin and his family own and operate Polyface Farm, arguably the nation's most famous farm since it was profiled in Michael Pollan's New York Times bestseller, The Omnivore's Dilemma and two subsequent documentaries, Food, Inc., and Fresh. An accomplished author and public speaker, Salatin has authored seven books. Recognition for his ecological and local-based farming advocacy includes an honorary doctorate, the Heinz Award, and many leadership awards.



AUTHOR EVENTS

September 09, 2016

Joel Salatin at Monticello Heritage Harvest Festival

931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA, 22902 | Joel Salatin
Joel will present at the 2016 Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello. This year's festival will run from September 9-11. Joel will speak on Thomas Jefferson and agriculture on the West Lawn Tent from 11:00 AM -12:00 PM. Following this, he will sign copies of his books from 12:15-12:45 PM. General admission for Saturday is priced at $15.

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AUTHOR VIDEOS

Joel Salatin: Building Forgiveness into the System

Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms - Folks This Ain't Normal

Joel Salatin, Polyface Farms - Folks This Ain't Normal

Fields of Farmers

Pages:304 pages
Size: 6 x 9 inch
Publisher:Polyface
Paperback: 9780963810977
Pub. Date September 27, 2013

Available In/Retail Price

Paperback, 304 pages, $25.00