Come join us on October 11 and 12 in 2019 for the 3rd Annual Homesteaders of America conference!
Learn from experts like Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm, Jill Winger of The Praire Homestead, and more!
…more details coming soon…
Homesteaders of America Conference & Fair
October 11 & 12, 2019
Warren County Fairgrounds
26 Fairgrounds Rd, Front Royal, VA
…more coming soon!.
Saturday October 12
• Raising Meat Birds (with meat butchering demo) (INFO COMING SOON)
• Financials on the Homestead and Farm (running a successful farm business)
Joel Salatin calls himself a Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer. Others who like him call him the most famous farmer in the world, the high priest of the pasture, and the most eclectic thinker from Virginia since Thomas Jefferson. Those who don’t like him call him a bio-terrorist, Typhoid Mary, charlatan, and starvation advocate.
With 12 published books, and a thriving multi-generational family farm, he draws on a lifetime of food, farming and fantasy to entertain and inspire audiences around the world. He’s as comfortable moving cows in a pasture as addressing CEOs in a Wall Street business conference.
Often receiving standing ovations, he prefers the word performance rather than presentation to describe his lectures. His favorite activity?–Q&A. “I love the interaction,” he says.
He co-owns, with his family, Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia. Featured in the New York Times bestseller Omnivore’s Dilemma and award-winning documentary Food Inc., the farm services more than 5,000 families, 50 restaurants, 10 retail outlets, and a farmers’ market with salad bar beef, pigaerator pork, pastured poultry, and forestry products. When he’s not on the road speaking, he’s at home on the farm, keeping the callouses on his hands and dirt under his fingernails, mentoring young people, inspiring visitors, and promoting local, regenerative food and farming systems.
Salatin is the editor of The Stockman Grass Farmer, granddaddy catalyst for the grass farming movement. He writes the Pitchfork Pulpit column for Mother Earth News, as well as numerous guest articles for ACRES USA and other publications. A frequent guest on radio programs and podcasts targeting preppers, homesteaders, and foodies, Salatin’s practical, can-do solutions tied to passionate soliloquies for sustainability offer everyone food for thought and plans for action.
The Prairie Homestead
Friday & Saturday (Oct 11 & 12)
• Cooking Like a Farmer: The Importance of Vintage Cooking Skills
• The Family Dairy Cow (dairy on the homestead)