Bringing Back the American Small Farm 

A Two-Day Regional Conference

March 8 & 9, 2018 | West Plains, Missouri

Join us for a conference sharing instruction on how to contribute to your regional food supply using whatever land resources are available to you. ​Whether that's a backyard garden area or 100 acres, get the information you need to start producing local foods your way.​

  • Polyface YOU Workshop 
    Emotionally, Economically and Environmentally Enhancing Agriculture

    Get ready for a workshop filled with the wisdom and humor of the outrageous and outspoken Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms. Get an in-depth introduction to Polyface Farms and philosophy, strategies for success, and share in Joel’s vision for an ideal farm-to-consumer food.

Discussion Topics
  • Low-input cost farming with hands-on instruction. 
  • Low tunnel farming for year-round production 
  • No-till organic farming to improve soil and plant health 
  • Livestock grading, butchering and cutting meat 
  • Small-farming equipment demonstrations 
  • And, much more! 

Nationally Known Speakers 

  • Joel Salatin, is a full-time farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. A third generation alternative farmer, he returned to the farm full-time in 1982 and continued refining and adding to his parents’ ideas. Read More

  • Daniel Salatin is the son of Joel Salatin, innovative farmer, writer and speaker. As the third generation on Polyface farm in Swoope, Virginia, he has grown up in the family business. 

  • Sheri Salatin is the marketing director at Polyface Farm and stay-at-home mom of three children. Sheri is passionate about clean food and enjoys working the land alongside her husband, Daniel.

  • Hank Will (Oscar H. Will III) is a business leader, academic and agricultural practitioner devoted to conservation and small scale, sustainable agriculture. He is currently the editorial director at Ogden Publications in Topeka Kansas, publisher of titles such as GRIT, Capper’s Farmer, Mother Earth News, Farm Collector and many other print and digital properties.

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