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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.


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.


October 05, 2015

Joel Salatin at Pace Academy

966 W. Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA, 30327 | Joel Salatin
On October 5th at 6:30PM, Joel Salatin will be at Pace Academy. The event, an initiative of the Isdell Center for Global Leadership’s Year of FOOD, will include a discussion about pressing food issues with Salatin. The event is free and open to the public. It will take place in Knights Hall, located on the fifth floor of Pace Academy’s Garcia Family Middle School. Follow signs for event parking.

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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
Paperback: 9780963810977
Pub. Date September 27, 2013

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Paperback, 304 pages, $25.00