Bringing Back the American Small Farm Conference

March 8 & 9, 2018 | West Plains Civic Center


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.​

Learn low-input cost farming with hands-on instruction. Topics include low-tunnel farming for year-round production, no-till organic farming to improve soil and plant health, and livestock grading, butchering and cutting meat. Demonstrations will be provided for how to use small-farming equipment.


Keynote Speaker: Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin, 57, 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.

The farm services more than 5,000 families, 10 retail outlets, and 50 restaurants through on-farm sales and metropolitan buying clubs with salad bar beef, pastured poultry, eggmobile eggs, pigaerator pork, forage-based rabbits, pastured turkey and forestry products using relationship marketing.