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Joel Salatin: You Can Farm: Masterclass

Title: Joel Salatin: You Can Farm: Masterclass
Venue: Jamberoo Valley Lodge / Jamberoo
Category: Joel Salatin Masterclass Series
Date: Feb 17 2013 - Feb 17 2013
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Join Joel Salatin for a unique one-day masterclass exploring how to set up a thriving, profitable and ethical small farm, using Polyface Farms' innovative techniques. This masterclass is perfect for beginner farmers, wanna-be farmers, tree-changers and landholders ready to get serious about regenerative agriculture, as well as existing farmers looking to broaden their on-farm offerings.

This masterclass will look at how to succeed in a diverse small-farm enterprise, focusing on:

polyface pig
Getting started: what you need to know and how to approach the first 5 years
Setting up, budgeting, farm design and planning for successWhole farm water design including dams and passive-feed stock watering solutionsIntegrating different animal systems for maximum effect, fertility and yields
Integrated nutrient cycling and on-farm compostingPeople power - internship and apprenticeship schemesDirect marketing, buying club models and building a successful customer network
polyface chooks

Joel's seminal book You Can Farm has been highly influential to many small-farm producers and beginner farmers worldwide, who are looking for cost effective and ethical ways to get into farming on a small scale.

For the first time in NSW, Joel will spend an entire day explaining the nuts and bolts of PolyFace Farm's innovative animal and operations which are now taking off in the small-farm scene in the USA, due to so many farmers going to Polyface Farms to see how it's done.

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This masterclass is the next best thing to spending a week at PolyFace Farms in Virginia, observing and learning about thefarm. Joel's accessible and friendly speaking style means you'll get a heap out of this day.

Regular Q&A during the masterclass will ensure that your questions get answered, and that you'll leave this masterclass with a good understanding of what is involved to get a profitable small farm operation up and running, so you can get farming!

polyface broilers

About the teacher:

Joel Salatin is a third generation family farmer working his land in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley with his wife, Teresa, son Daniel, daughter Rachel and their families. The Salatin Polyface Farm, an organic grass-fed farm, services more than 3,000 families, 10 retail outlets and 50 restaurants through on-farm sales and metropolitan buying clubs.

Joel  has been called 'the world's best farmer' by TIME magazine and is internationally respected for his farm's innovative, integrated animal systems. He is also the author of 8 books including the best seller Folks, this Aint Normal. Joel also writes extensively in magazines such as Stockman Grass Farmer, Acres USA, and American Agriculture.


Don't forget to check out the rest of our Joel Salatin Masterclass subjects: Pastured Poultry (18th Feb) and Pastured Beef & Pork (19th Feb). Book for the whole series at once and receive 20% off.

Milkwood proudly presents Joel Salatin's masterclass series in association with RegenAG and HeenanDoherty. For Queensland masterclass dates, go to

Booking your place:

Book your place below with your credit card for this one day masterclass, or take advantage of our series deal and book below for all 3 days and get 20% off the lot! Contact us if you'd prefer to pay by phone, or by cheque or direct deposit.

Please note that tickets for this Masterclass are not refundable, but are transferable.

As part of our Fair Share policy, we provide pensioner and unwaged discounts where needed. Please get in touch for more information.

Included in your ticket:

Your ticket includes delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Take this unique opportunity to connect with other aspiring and like-minded farming folk! You will also receive comprehensive post-course notes to back up what you have learned.

Once you've booked into this course, we will contact you via email regarding your booking, what to bring along with you, and any further info you might need or request regarding this course.

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