Ep. 62 Polyface Rotational Farming

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In this episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Joel Salatin met with Charlotte French at the 2019 Texas MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR to discuss how he manages the land on his multifaceted 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.

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.

Additional Resources:

Advantages of Rotational Grazing

Holy Cows & Hog Heaven

Our Podcast Team:

Carla Tilghman and Jessica Mitchell
Charlotte French

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