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JOEL SALATIN : Farming for Success - 2-Day Intensive Workshop VIC/AUS (2)

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Taranaki Farm

5 Falloons Road

Woodend, VIC 3442

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Second and FINAL 2-Day Intensive with Joel Salatin.

About this Workshop

Dubbed the 'world's most innovative farmer' Joel Salatin returns once again to Taranaki Farm in North Central Victoria for this life-changing on-farm learning opportunity. Co-presented by Ben Falloon of Taranaki Farm - the Australian farm most closely modelled on Joel's famous Polyface Farm - you can expect two intense days out in the field.

We'll delve deep into the nitty-gritty of livestock strategies, water systems, electric fencing, stock movement, farm financial analysis, staffing, internships, relationship marketing, setting up a licensed on-farm butchery and on-farm poultry processing facility, plus lots more.

Learn inside a working example where you can see these principles in action. We'll be moving livestock including cows and pigs, and we'll also process chickens during the workshop - it's hands on. The itinerary is designed to make every minute count. This is your chance to ask Joel Salatin and Ben Falloon your questions as the workshop will include plenty of Q&A in the evening of the first day.

This workshop is one-of-a-kind and totally unmissable. The goal is to present every enterprise, delve deep into all aspects of the farm and leave folks' heads spinning with new ideas. The most common testimonial: “The first half day made it worthwhile.”

Tickets go fast, so don't delay in securing your place...

What's Included in this workshop?

The final itinerary will be established closer to the workshop date, and will include the following and more.

• Pastured Layers
[ from brooder to pasture, including health and egg processing ]
• Pastured Broilers / Meat Chickens
[ brooding, mobile infrastructure and processing ]
• Pastured / Forested Pigs
[ breeding, farrowing, fencing, mustering, processing and butchery ]
• Mob-Stocked Cattle
[ fencing, cattle moves, pasture assessment and water systems ]
• Relationship Marketing
[ farm shop sales, markets, buying clubs, CSAs and wholesaling ]
• Farm Financial Analysis and Planning
• Interns, Apprentices and Staff
• Forestry for On-farm Timber and Milling Demonstration
[ forestry design, planting techniques, value adding and care ]
• Bureaucractic Challenges and Creative Solutions
• Design, Construction and Licensing of an On-farm Butchery...
• ... and of an on-farm poultry processing plant
• Whole Farm Design for Regenerative Outcomes
[ roads, water harvesting, dams, fencing, livestock ]
• Rental Farms and Accessing Farmland Without Ownership
• Farm Financial Analysis and Planning
• Farm Micro-Economies
• And much more...

Meals

The workshop includes one hearty meal each day and light refreshments throughout. Coffee and tea available. These will be long and intense sessions. We'll make sure you're well fed!

Instructors

Joel Salatin - Polyface Farm (USA)

Joel Salatin, 61, calls himself a Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer. Others who like him call him the most famous farmer in the world, the high priest of the pasture, and the most eclectic thinker from Virginia since Thomas Jefferson. Those who don’t like him call him a bio-terrorist, Typhoid Mary, charlatan, and starvation advocate.

His wide-ranging topics include nitty-gritty how-to for profitable regenerative farming as well as cultural philosophy like orthodoxy vs. heresy. A wordsmith and master communicator, he moves audiences from laughs one minute to tears the next, from frustration to hopefulness. Often receiving standing ovations, he prefers the word performance rather than presentation to describe his lectures. His favorite activity?–Q&A. “I love the interaction,” he says.

He co-owns, with his family, Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia. Featured in the New York Times bestseller Omnivore’s Dilemma and award-winning documentary Food Inc., the farm services more than 5,000 families, 50 restaurants, 10 retail outlets, and a farmers’ market with salad bar beef, pigaerator pork, pastured poultry, and forestry products. When he’s not on the road speaking, he’s at home on the farm, keeping the callouses on his hands and dirt under his fingernails, mentoring young people, inspiring visitors, and promoting local, regenerative food and farming systems.

Salatin is the editor of The Stockman Grass Farmer, granddaddy catalyst for the grass farming movement. He writes the Pitchfork Pulpit column for Mother Earth News, as well as numerous guest articles for ACRES USA and other publications. A frequent guest on radio programs and podcasts targeting preppers, homesteaders, and foodies, Salatin’s practical, can-do solutions tied to passionate soliloquies for sustainability offer everyone food for thought and plans for action.

Mixing mischievous humor with hard-hitting information, Salatin both entertains and moves people. Seldom using a power-point and often speaking from an outline scribbled in a yellow legal pad, he depends on theatrics, style, and compelling content to hold attention and defend innovative positions. The rare combination of prophet and practitioner makes him both a must-read and must-hear in a time desperate for integrity leadership and example.


Ben Falloon - Taranaki Farm (AU)

It has been 12 years since Ben Falloon, 41, abandoned the corporate world and returned to Taranaki Farm. As the farm’s current steward and 4th generation farmer, he has faced innumerable challenges from harsh drought, to bushfire to oppressive bureaucracy, as well as many welcome rewards from community recognition to a transformed family farm.

Ben considers the regeneration of Taranaki Farm his greatest professional accomplishment. Deeply inspired by Polyface Farm, Ben has tested and adapted Salatin’s methods to suit an Australian context. He is a pioneer and driving force in the Australian regenerative farming movement and a powerful, fearless and vocal advocate for small scale ethical pastured farming.

It is impossible to talk about Ben without talking about Taranaki Farm itself. This dynamic hive of activity and thriving biodiversity delivers on the promise that regenerative agriculture offers. Poultry, pork and beef production continue to nourish and enrich the landscape, demonstrating the efficacy of Ben’s approach and presenting a practical and proven antidote to the environmental devastation wrought by industrialised farming methods.

As Ben is always quick to point out, Taranaki Farm’s success springs from its community, with whom he shares the core values of transparency, regenerative land management and ethical animal husbandry.

Ben is a consummate innovator, a passionate educator and an unabashed advocate for radical change in Australian agriculture. His commitment is evident in everything he does, and he delights in sharing what he has learnt in over a decade of farming - his successes and his failures. Visitors to Taranaki Farm’s wildly popular tours and workshops leave the experience inspired, invigorated and energised. With his particular blend of gentle insight, good humour, deep and tested know-how and broad holistic perspective, Ben speaks directly to the optimist inside everyone who has a stake in agricultural production, and encourages them to learn, reflect and inspire others.


FAQ

What's the refund policy?

You can request a refund up to 30 days prior to the course start date (minus a $150 processing fee), but no refunds will be given after this date. Transfers between workshop dates require re-booking (minus $150 processing fee) (provided places still remain). If you do need to cancel within 30 days of the course starting, we may transfer your registration to another person. Transfer requests can be sent to events@taranakifarm.com.au

What if Taranaki Farm cancels the event?

Taranaki Farm reserves the right to cancel or postpone an event subject to unforseen circumstances. Taranaki Farm will make every effort to notify registrants of a cancellation or postponement within a reasonable timeframe. If for any reason Taranaki Farm must cancel an event, they assume no responsibility for non-refundable airline tickets, accomodation or other travel costs.



Workshop Code of Conduct

Taranaki Farm is dedicated to providing a harassment-free workshop experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of workshop participants in any form. Workshop participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the workshop without a refund at the discretion of the workshop organisers.

Accessibility

Taranaki Farm is a working farm in a typical farm landscape. Our access roads are unpaved and most trails are either dirt or grassed. We can provide some vehicle support for individuals needing assistance. Any questions, please follow the contact link.

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