Polyface Rotational Farming


In this episode, Joel Salatin meets with Charlotte at the Texas MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR to discuss how he manages the land on his multifaceted, Polyface farm. Through Joel’s knowledge learn about stewardship of the land and how sometimes the best way to use your land, is to acknowledge that it already has systems in place.


Our Podcast Guest

Joel Salatin’s family owns and operates Polyface Farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, producing salad bar beef, pastured poultry, pigaerator pork and forage-based rabbits. The farm services 6,000 families and 50 restaurants. Featured prominently in countless media, documentaries and books, the farm offers many educational opportunities for people wanting to learn these pasture-based systems. He has written 10 books about food and farming, both how-to guides and broad cultural works. 

Here is a collection of resources that may pique your interest:

Premier 1 Supplies

Advantages of Rotational Grazing

Joel's Books:

Holy Cows & Hog Heaven

The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs

The Sheer Ecstacy of Being a Lunatic Farmer

Fields of Farmers

Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal



Joel's Articles


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The Mother Earth News and Friends podcast is a production of Ogden Publications.


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