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Joel Salatin On The Next Generation of Farmers

Stacking Complimentary Enterprises On Existing Farms

 
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Land Purchase Not Neccessary To Start Farming

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Joel Salatin is an outspoken agriculture revolutionary with designs to redeem our food system. He was profiled at length by Michael Pollan in The Omnivore's Dilemma, and is the author of a number of books including Holy Cows and Hog Heaven, Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal, You Can Farm, Pastured Poultry Profit$, and Family Friendly Farming, and in 2011: Folks, This Aint Normal.

He is indeed a farmer. From the website of his Polyface Farm in Virginia:

"We are in the redemption business: healing the land, healing the food, healing the economy, and healing the culture. Experience the satisfaction of knowing your food and your farmer, building community."

In this video he passionately explains how established farmers can partner with young farmers for the benefit of both. Not necessarily as a formal business project. His idea is far more interesting. He speaks about complimentary agricultural enterrpises. Let the young entrepreneurial farmer set up their own "portable" farm on the property. He speaks about the infrastructure and all the new technology and tools that make this idea increasingly possible like portable hoop structures and portable animal shelters, stackable systems.

He believes there has never been a better time to get into farming, and this idea of symbiotic farming relationships between established and young farmers dispels the myth that the enterprise must start with the purchase of a large piece of land.

--Bibi Farber

This video was produced by www.permaculturevoices.com

Follow Joel Salatin at www.polyfacefarms.com







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