Agenda

Bringing Back the American Small Farm Conference


THURSDAY, MARCH 08, 2018

TimeSession WorkshopLocation
8:00 - 9:00 AM GeneralTitle: Overview of Polyface principles 
Speaker: Joel Salatin
Speaker Support: Dr. Linda Risner

Theater
9:00 - 9:10 AM Break

Arena
9:10 - 10:10 AM  GeneralTitle: Team building, management, Memorandums of Understanding
Speaker: Daniel Salatin
Speaker Support: Dr. Linda Risner

Theater
10:10 - 10:20 AM Break

Arena
10:20 - 11:20 AM GeneralTitle: Marketing overview: on farm, restaurants, metropolitan buying clubs
Speaker: Sheri Salatin
Speaker Support: Dr. Linda Risner

Theater
11:20 - 11:30 AM Break

Arena
11:30 - 12:00 AMGeneralQ & A

Theater
12:00 -1:30  PMGeneralKeynote Luncheon
Title: Don’t Be Scared: Be Strange

Speaker: Joel Salatin
Speaker Support: Dr. Linda Risner


Exhibit Hall
 1:30 PM1-1ATitle: Rabbits
Speaker: Daniel Salatin
Speaker Support: Dr. Linda Risner

Theater
 1:30 PM1-1BTitle: Marketing
Speaker: Sheri Salatin
Speaker Support: Dr. Linda Risner

Theater
 1:30 PM

 1-1C    Title: Beginning Farmer Certification Course Part 1
Speaker: Patrick Byers
 
 1:30 PM              1-1DTitle: High Tunnels Introduction
Speaker: Norm Kilmer, Morgan County Seed  

 
 1:30 PM 1-1ETitle: Food Emancipation
Speaker: Joel Salatin

Why can’t you buy raw milk, ice cream with eggs in it, or home-made sausage? America’s food system, enslaved by a global corporate bureaucratic fraternity, offers less choice amid the perception of abundance. The only reason the framers of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights did not guarantee citizens freedom of food choice was because they could not have conceived of a day when private treaty neighbor-to-neighbor food commerce would be demonized and criminalized. In this call to grass roots food activism, Salatin seeks a Food Emancipation Proclamation, freeing citizens to opt out of the industrial food fraternity. 

 
 1:30 PM 1-1FTitle: Beginning Bee Class
Dan Barton

 
 2:30-2:45 PM           Break   Visit With Vendors 
2:45 PM 1-2A Patrick Byers  Beginning Farmer Certification Course  Part 2


 
 2:45 PM             1-2BPastured Poultry Profits Joel Salatin
Perhaps the most doable pastured-based livestock enterprise is poultry. The reasons are numerous: lowest up-front investment, quick cash turnaround, marketability, easily differentiated, child friendly, simple and portable infrastructure, and on-farm processing. In this mature Polyface model, Salatin walks you through broilers, egg layers, and turkeys. They all have distinctive needs for diet, shelter, marketing, and processing. This talk is hard core how-to, going into the intricate details from brooding to processing. This is still the centerpiece enterprise at Polyface Farm. 

 
 
 2:45 PM             1-2C Introduction to Hydroponics  Craig Jennings  Jennifer
 
 2:45 PM             1-2D No-Till Farming  Patrice Gros
A practical summary of all necessary steps to build and cultivate soil without machinery.
 
 2:45 PM 1-2E High Tunnel Advanced   Norm Kilmer Morgan County Seed

 
 2:45 PM 1-2F Pasture Pigs Top 10 ways to run a profitable pasture-based pig farm. John Arbuckle 
 3:45-4:15 PM  Break   Visit With Vendors 
 4:15-5:00 PM General Evaluations with raffle prizes 
5:15-0 PM                 TBD Meet and Greet with Speakers