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Joel Salatin: You Can Farm: Masterclass

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Joel Salatin: You Can Farm: Masterclass

Time: February 21, 2013 all day
Location: Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre
Street: 34 Lake Apex Drive
City/Town: Gatton
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Phone: -
Event Type: masterclass
Organized By: Regen Agriculture/ Milkwood Permaculture/ HeenanDoherty
Latest Activity: Feb 20, 2013

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Join Joel Salatin for a unique one-day Masterclass exploring how to set up a thriving, profitable and ethical small farm, using Polyface Farms' innovative techniques. This Masterclass is perfect for beginner farmers, wanna-be farmers, tree-changers and landholders ready to get serious about regenerative agriculture, as well as existing farmers looking to broaden their on-farm offerings.


This masterclass will look at how to succeed in a diverse small-farm enterprise, focusing on:

  • Getting started: what you need to know and how to approach the first 5 years
  • Setting up, budgeting, farm design and planning for success
  • Whole farm water design including dams and passive-feed stock watering solutions
  • Integrating different animal systems for maximum effect, fertility and yields 
  • wyndottesIntegrated nutrient cycling and on-farm composting
  • People power - internship and apprenticeship schemes
  • Direct marketing, buying club models and building a successful customer network

Joel's seminal book You Can Farm has been highly influential to many small-farm producers and beginner farmers worldwide, which are looking for cost effective and ethical ways to get into farming on a small scale.

For the first time in QLD, Joel will spend an entire day explaining the nuts and bolts of Polyface Farm's innovative animal and operations which are now taking off in the small-farm scene in the USA, due to so many farmers going to Polyface Farms to see how it's done.cow calf

This Masterclass is the next best thing to spending a week at Polyface Farms in Virginia, observing and learning about the farm. Joel's accessible and friendly speaking style means you'll get a heap out of this day.

Regular Q&A during the Masterclass will ensure that your questions get answered, and that you'll leave this masterclass with a good understanding of what is involved to get a profitable small farm operation up and running, so you can get farming!

FEE $226.49 (via the Regen Ag website)

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Comment by Jane on February 20, 2013 at 17:25

Jade say hello to Kim & Lucy House, they farm freerang pigs at Baralaba. I've just had a pork delivery from them.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on January 23, 2013 at 18:31

If you're up for plenty of work, 7 days a week and long days too I reckon - then the rewards could be worth it. Young and strong is a good starting point.

0nwtk0h5g0ku7 Comment by 0nwtk0h5g0ku7 on January 23, 2013 at 12:54

It's a shame you can't make it, but very good of you to share the link here.  I didn't even think to do it, to be honest.  I believe Joel is doing two sets of Masterclasses this time around -- ^^ this one in Gatton and another at Milkwood Permaculture in Mudgee, NSW.  

Oh wouldn't it be lovely to buy a farm?  Good luck  :)

Comment by Scarlett on January 23, 2013 at 12:43

I would love to go - I almost travelled up to NSW for the course last year (but I've moved to Victoria now, so will have to hang out for one down here - I think he is doing one actually). Still dithering on whether to buy a farm..

0nwtk0h5g0ku7 Comment by 0nwtk0h5g0ku7 on January 23, 2013 at 10:02

I'll be there!  We bought our tickets ages ago and can't wait!  Getting excited now!  I hope to see some of you there :) 

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