RegenAG®: Joel Salatin: Pastured Beef and Pork: Masterclass
Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EST)
Joel Salatin: Pasture Beef and Pork: Masterclass
Join Joel Salatin for a unique one-day masterclass sharing his innovative beef and pork production systems at Polyface Farm. Learn how to set up your own small-farm enterprise for 'beyond organic' mob-stocked beef (with integrated eggmobiles) and pigearator + forested pigs, using cost effective, ethical, DIY systems!
Joel will share his family's hard-won knowledge on how to start small and succeed in producing ethical, 100% pastured beef and pork that is of exceptional quality, and which can be part of a profitable, regenerative farming enterprise, built from the ground up.
This masterclass will look closely at Polyface's beef and pork operations from start to finish, including but not limited to:
- Polyface's 'Salad Bar Beef' systems, which improve the land while producing great 'beyond organic' beef
- Polyface's pigearator systems, using pigs as compost turners over winter
- Polyface's forested pig systems, and how they are regenerating the landscape while producing great pork
- Polyface's innovative direct marketing and buying club systems for getting the above products to market.
For the first time in QLD, Joel will spend an entire day explaining the nuts and bolts of his innovative, modular beef and pork 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.
This masterclass is the next best thing to spending a week at PolyFace Farms in Virginia, observing and learning about the beef and pork systems there. 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 range of pastured beef and pork operations up and running, so you can get farming!
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.
RegenAG® proudly presents Joel Salatin's Masterclass series in association with Milkwood Permaculture and HeenanDoherty. For information on the NSW masterclass, email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, visit the RegenAG® Local Farms & Community website page at www.RegenAG.com or contact Kym or Georgie on Wk: (07) 4086 8019 or Mb: 0447 054 466.
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RegenAG® is an alliance of farming families who are committed to helping regenerate Australia's farms, soils, communities and on-farm livelihoods through providing better access to skills and information.
We’re doing this by providing better access to the skills and information we all need to transform our landscapes and our food systems, starting right now.
We are doing this by providing farmers, land holders and anyone else who wishes, with opportunities to learn from the world’s most innovative and effective regenerative agriculture practitioners in a wide range of fields:
Regenerative Grazing / Pasture Cropping / Biofertilisers / Building Local Food Systems / Beyond Organic Farming / Integrated Farm Design and more...