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  • Cows, Carbon and Climate | Joel Salatin | TEDxCharlottesville

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    Joel Salatin, an organic farmer located in the Shanendoah Valley in Virginia, loves his grass - and so do his cows. In this talk Salatin outlines the role that this often unsung hero of the plant world plays in sustainable farming, and the effects that its efficient utilization can have on the world around us.

    Joel Salatin is a third generation beyond organic farmer and author whose family owns and operates Polyface Farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The farm produces salad bar beef, pigaerator pork, pastured poultry, forage-based rabbits and direct markets everything to 5,000 families, 50 restaurants, and 10 retail outlets. A prolific author, Salatin's nine books to date include both how-to and big picture themes. The farm features prominently in Michael Pollan's NYT bestseller Omnivore's Dilemma and the award-winning documentary, Food Inc.

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  • Silvopasture - How raising beef cattle and trees together can help the planet

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    Meet Daniel Wolf, a beef rancher in Brazil who raises cattle using a silvopasture system. By using this practice, carbon emissions from cattle are sequestered by trees, leading to a negative carbon footprint, and increased biodiversity.

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  • Folks, This Aint Normal | Joel Salatin | Talks at Google

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    Farmer, author, and activist Joel Salatin discusses his new book, Folks, This Ain't Normal, as well as sustainable farming, food policy, and solutions to America's food woes

  • It’s Not the Cow It’s the How | Bobby Gill | TEDxBigSky

    17:41

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    Eat less meat! Get rid of all livestock! It's the war cry for the environmentally-conscious, but what if we're accidentally destroying our global grasslands in the process? In this thought-provoking talk, Bobby Gill of the Savory Institute discusses the symbiosis between grasslands and grazer, and why everyone -- regardless of dietary choice -- depends on properly-managed livestock for regenerating these dying landscapes. To learn more about the Savory Institute, visit

    Bobby Gill leads development and communications for the Savory Institute – a non-profit teaching farmers, ranchers, and pastoralist communities across the globe to regenerate the world’s grasslands with Holistic Management.

    Whether it be the Maasai in Kenya, gauchos in Patagonia, sheepherders in Norway, or cowboys in the American West, the Savory Global Network has trained land managers of all types to utilize the land-regenerating potential of Holistic Management within their cultural and ecological context. Since 2009, Savory has begun regenerating over 25 million acres of desertifying grasslands to address the root cause of food, water, and climate security. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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  • How Joel Salatin’s Farming Style CAN Feed the World

    42:20

    They say this unconventional, regenerative style farming CAN’T feed the world. But, Joel Salatin has taken 10x’d the productivity of his land mostly from rotational grazing animals and spreading compost. Join us as we move Cows to fresh Grass and hear the story of Polyface Farm. Take a stand with Joel at the July 2020 Mother Earth News Fair at Polyface:

  • How to green the worlds deserts and reverse climate change | Allan Savory

    22:20

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    Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert, begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it's happening to about two-thirds of the world's grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes -- and his work so far shows -- that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and even reclaim degraded land that was once desert.

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  • Carbon Farming: Harnessing The Power of The Soil

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    John Wick, co-founder of the Marin Carbon Project, was just trying to find a way to get rid of weeds on his ranch when he stumbled upon a powerful climate change solution. He learned about an approach to farming that helps sequester carbon in the soil.

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    [i] Drovers.com. How rotational grazing improves pasture health. April 19 2016.
    [ia] MALT.org. Carbon Farming. Accessed: Mar 29 2019.
    [ii] PubMed.Gov. Greenhouse gas emissions from liquid dairy manure: Prediction and mitigation. Jul 18.
    [iii] MarinCarbobProject.org. Compost. Accessed: Mar 29 2019.
    [iv] EPA.Gov. Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data. Accessed: Mar 29 2019.

  • How Joel Salatin uses PIGS + Chickens to Fertilize his Farm

    16:05

    Touring Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm in the WINTER. Look at how he Deep Beds Cows, pigs and Chickens to fertilize his farm. Grab the FULL tour when you order his new book, Polyface Designs:

  • The BEST way to raise COWS that I have ever seen | Mob Grazing at Polyface Farm

    33:20

    Joel Salatin showed us another amazing piece of his farm business. He explained why he uses mob grazing and what are the benefits to the land and the animals.

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  • Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms discusses grass-fed cattle

    10:06

    On a lunatic tour of Polyface Farms, June 18, 2010, Joel Salatin, owner, discusses the process and benefits of raising cattle on grass.

    For the past 50 years, raising beef in the United States has generally been about growing beef bigger, faster, and cheaper on as little land as possible. Contrary to the pastoral image one may have of farming, most cows raised in the United States these days eat corn -- which they were never meant to eat -- and get sick from it. Cows in the US receive a fair amount of antibiotics to compensate, and their manure is collected in huge lagoons that are too riddled with antibiotics to feed back to the corn that feeds them.

    Joel Salatin, owner of Polyface Farms, believes in raising animals in a way that mimics the processes of nature: Cows graze one area of grass, and a few days later, chickens graze the same area and eat the fly larvae out of the manure. The manure from both fertilizes the grass. Joel Salatin discusses a little of this process, here.

  • Joel Salatins Fountain of Youth

    7:16

    Helping Joel Salatin move his cows. Drinking Cow water! Talking about how I first heard of Polyface Farms. See below for links.

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  • Cows vs Cars?

    5:53

    Dr. Frank Mitloehner (@GHGGuru) explains how the greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels differ from those produced by livestock. The Cows and Climate series aims to explain livestock’s role in the global food system and our environment, focusing on climate change, and promoting collaborative and research-based solutions that can further reduce emissions. Dr. Mitloehner’s participation in the Cows and Climate video series is a part of his research and extension activities at the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Grass Fed

    3:15

    Most cattle are finished on industrial feedlots, where they are fed a mix of antibiotics, hormones, protein supplements and corn. Farmers like Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms in Swoope, Virginia raise their cattle on grass, using rotational grazing and other fundamental principles of pasture management. Learn more about the difference between grassfed and cornfed beef.

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    Joel Salatin is a 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. A sought-after conference speaker, he addresses a wide range of issues, from creating the farm your children will want to making a white collar salary from a pleasant life in the country.

    Grass farmer -- Grass is a solar collector. It uses photosynthesis to transform the sun's rays into chlorophyll. When cows eat grass, they convert this energy into protein and fat.
    -LOCAL: The New Face of Food and Farming in America, by Douglas Gayeton

    Grass fed -- Grass and forage shall be the feed source consumed for the lifetime of the ruminant animal, with the exception of milk consumed prior to weaning.
    -USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service

    Carbon sequestration -- Excessive carbon in our atmosphere is considered a major contributor to climate change, so practices that remove carbon from the air and capture it in the soil are increasingly in vogue among progressive farmers.
    -LOCAL: The New Face of Food and Farming in America, by Douglas Gayeton

    Rotational grazing -- Rotational grazing is periodically moving livestock to fresh paddocks, to allow pastures to regrow. Rotational grazing requires skillful decisions and close monitoring of their consequences. Modern electric fencing and innovative water-delivery devices are important tools. Feed costs decline and animal health improves when animals harvest their own feed in a well-managed rotational grazing system.
    -The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

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  • Polyface farm

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    Meet Joel and Daniel Salatin, the father-son team at Polyface farm. Known for their unconventional farming ways, the Salatins have become leaders in community-supported, local, environmentally friendly agriculture. See why. Video by Denny Gainer
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  • Polyfaces Joel Salatin talks Cows & Water

    20:11

    Joel Salatin talks about managing his cows, cow day grass, and the water system at Polyface.

  • Joel Salatin on Pasture Management and Keyline Design for Grassfed Cattle

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    Join Joel Salatin on the central coast of California for a ranch visit with Janina Pawlowski and Doniga and Erik Markegard form Markegard Family Grass-Fed. Joel describes how to divide pasture land based on keylines as well as how to manage pasture with seasonal dry conditions. Find out more by visiting

  • Beef is Bad for the Climate… But How Bad? | Hot Mess ????

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  • Cow farts and climate change

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    Did you know that cow farts are a major cause of global warming? The methane released by these animals has more of an effect on the atmosphere than the entire transportation industry. But there may be a natural solution to this gas of a problem.

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  • Bill Gates: Stop cow farts to help slow climate change

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    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates tells CNN's Fareed Zakaria that bovine flatulence is a large contributor to global warming and no one knows exactly how to limit gas emissions generated by livestock.
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  • This Farm in Mexico is Growing a Solution to Climate Change

    3:29

    Ricardo Romero inherited a former cattle ranch in Veracruz, Mexico, from his father decades ago. Since then, he’s turned the land into the Las Cañadas Farm Cooperative, a place that’s at the forefront of a new agriculture technique called carbon farming.

    When plants grow, they draw carbon from the air and deposit it in the soil. Carbon farming is a simple way to grow crops and manage soil that encourages the buildup of carbon in the ground. Over 200 food companies, nongovernmental organizations, and scientists have endorsed the technique for countering rapidly warming temperatures around the world due to greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide.

    According to researchers at Ohio State University, if farmers worldwide did what Romero does, they could take up to 1.2 billion tons of carbon out of the atmosphere each year, which in 100 years would bring carbon levels down to where they were in pre-industrial times.

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  • Joel Salatins SECRETS to raising PIGS for LAND REGENERATION & PROFIT

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    The Pigness of the Pig is something that Joel talks about often but what does it mean? See how he uses pigs natural characteristics to regenerate the land.

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  • Do Cow Farts Really Significantly Contribute to Global Warming?

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  • Why I Dont Farm Like Joel Salatin

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    When you look in the homesteading world for big names, it is hard to find someone who has inspired more people to grow their own food than Joel Salatin. His farm, Polyface Farm, disrupted the market with new methods of raising farm fresh food, and Joel was able to tell that story in a way that motivated so many people to buy from him, or try to emulate him.

    So why don't we copy Joel's methods on our own farm?

    In this episode of #askhomesteady, we address a question from Craig, who wanted to know specifically why we don't move our cows daily and follow them a few days later with our chickens as a method of fly control, the same way Joel Salatin does on his farm Polyface Farm.

    First off... Let's get something clear. I think Joel Salatin is an amazing farmer. When you google Farmer - 

    Farmer: a person who owns or manages a farm.

    In the discussion we are going to have today let's add that they make money managing that farm...

    Joel Salatin has done an incredible job turning his family run farm into a farm business that earns MILLIONS of dollars each year! That is amazing. 

    Just because someone is amazing at something dosn't mean their methods will work for you though... And that is why I don't farm like Joel Salatin.

    The Three Reasons I Don't Farm Like Joel Salatin

    1 Joel Salatin is a full time farmer and I am not - As a full time farmer Joel can dedicate his entire day to work on the farm, and he gets rewarded for that time spent on the farm monitarily. I am a full time content creator with a farm hobby, so I can spend on average 2-3 hours a day on my farm. That limits how much I can do.

    2 Joel Salatin has been farming his family farm for decades, we have spent less than a year here - Good farm systems take a long time to setup, improve, and run. Last year we moved onto this new farm and we are only now this spring truly diving into the management of the farm. With so little time spent here we are really just finding our way, and before we can setup super complex systems we need to learn the basics of this property.

    3 Joel Salatin has Decades of Experience and We don't - Joel grew up farming. We didn't. He took over the family farm back in the 80's. He as spent years learning an art that there is no formula for. When it comes to rotational grazing and mob grazing systems, Allan Savory said 

    ”Scientists and land managers have long tried to create the ideal”Scientists and land managers have long tried to create the ideal grazing system in hopes of designing a one-size-fits-all protocol.But the reality is, no prescribed grazing system, including rotational grazing, no matter how flexible or adaptive, can address the complexity that a continuous and dynamic planning process can.”             - Allan Savory

    Basically... this stuff is not simple formulas. It is complex, and is the kinda thing you need to develop a feel for, and that comes with time, time that I have not yet acquired. We have a decade of homesteading under our belts... but only 2 year of that has been spent with cows, and only a few months of that time with them on significant pasture. 

    If you are a newer homesteader, of even one with a few years under your belt, don't feel like you need to copy the methods of the masters just yet. Remember the Jedi? They had different levels of Jedi, padawan, knight, and master. Homesteading is like that.

    Guys like Joel Salatin are masters at their work, and we can learn from them and be inspired by them, and strive to get to their level someday, but we don't need to feel bad if we are not their yet. 
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  • Cows, Compost, and Carbon

    7:36

    Two Marin County farmers reduce their carbon footprint and improve the quality of soil in their pasturelands by implementing carbon farming practices. Loren Poncia, owner of Stemple Creek Ranch, uses compost and rotational grazing to improve growth of pasture grasses, which sequesters carbon into the soil and makes a nutritious feed for his beef cattle. Albert Straus, founder and CEO of Straus Family Creamery, closes the loop on his dairy farm by using compost on pastures, using rotational grazing, and capturing methane his cows produce to generate electricity for the farm.

  • The Salatin Semester Free Excerpt: Managing Layers

    13:29

    This excerpt from Joel Salatin's in-depth presentation gives a taste of the information he shares on managing layers in this comprehensive educational package. The Salatin Semester contains 18 hours of video on 12 DVDs, plus a 256-page handbook and more.

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  • His OFF GRID automatic WATER System produces food abundance | Joel Salatin

    32:39

    You can't do anything without water!! It is truly inspiring to see how Joel has set up the watering system at Polyface Farm. He uses low tech to get high yields.

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  • Joel Salatin - How does your Christian faith connect to stewardship, farming, and sustainability?

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  • Joel Salatin | Broiler Processing Demo Homesteaders of America 2019

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    Coming out of the 2019 vault, we decided to release this recorded lecture from the 2019 Homesteaders of America conference during this uncertain time, to help people learn how to grow their own food! One of the biggest draw backs from raising your own meat is the processing part of broiler birds. Enjoy this demo and lecture from the 2019 conference, where Joel Salatin from Polyface Farms shows you all the details, and the lifestyle, behind raising broilers.

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  • Is Joel Salatin Really Sustainable??? | Criticising Polyface Farms

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    I had the chance to pass on a criticism of Joel Salatin and his farm directly to him. Here is his answer.

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  • Joel Salatin: Can We Feed the World?

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    Estimates indicate that by 2050, at least 9 billion people will inhabit planet
    Earth. Food scientists, environmentalists, industry advocates, farmers, and
    policymakers disagree about how best to sustain a global food supply. In a lecture at Cornell on Feb. 12, 2015, alternative farmer Joel Salatin articulated a viable, sustainable model that challenges prominent assumptions about what is required to feed the world.

  • Can real food from real farms lead to real health?

    14:43

    Organic farmer and author Joel Salatin delivers a passionate talk about treating farmland with care to ensure the most optimal food production and nutrition.

  • The Very FIRST HOA Conference | Joel Salatin | What IS a HOMESTEADER?

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    Coming out of the 2017 speaker vault, watch Joel Salatin's VERY FIRST lecture at the VERY FIRST Homesteaders of America event! We really think you're going to like it.

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  • How Regenerative Agriculture curbs climate change

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    Thank you to Benedikt Bösel (Gut&Bösel), Christina Chemnitz (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung e.V.) and Paul Wöbkenberg (Ecosia) for their insights and time.

    A big thank you to Ackerpulco (IG: @ackerpulco_farm), Emanuel Finckenstein (IG: @__finck__) and Benedikt Bösel (IG: @benediktboesel) for offering us their images.

    What is Regenerative Agriculture and can it be scaled?

    Regenerative agriculture has no rules. Instead, there are general principles and practices of regenerative agriculture, all of which aim to disturb the soil as little as possible and keep it covered at all times.

    Three main principles guide the regenerative approach to agriculture:
    Don’t till or over-plough the soil, always have a diverse set of plants on your farm, instead of rows of monocultures and keep your soil covered all year round with plants, crops and trees.

    The main goal is not to disturb the soil and to always have green cover on it. Only this way can we protect the soil from erosion, damaging floods and from becoming infertile.

    Combined with reforestation, regenerative agriculture could even re-capture most of the CO2 emissions out of the air again. That is why at Ecosia we have launched a competition fund for farmers in Europe to support them in their switch to regenerative practices.

    From agroforestry, silvopasture, permaculture or intercropping - the practices of regenerative agriculture are varied and which ones or which set of those you apply will depend on the climate, the quality of your soil and trial and errors on any particular farm.
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  • Joel Salatin on overwintering cows, and pigaerators

    4:39

    Joel Salatin excerpted from his excellent day-long workshop at Cowdray, West Sussex, England on 28th April 2013. More information at .

  • Raising Grass Fed Beef in a Desert | Regenerative Farming

    16:21

    Meet John Austel of 4J Horse and Livestock a family operated cattle ranch in San Diego, California raising cattle on 100% grass from start to finish. He'll tell us all about how he raises his cows from calf to harvest, the amazing regenerative effect grazing cattle has had on the land and the state run studies done on his land to prove it, among a myriad of other topics related to raising cattle on pasture.


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  • Joel Salatin and Carbon Cycle

    1:17

    This 1.16 min clip is lifted from Joel Salatin's excellent early video, Polyface Farm and used with permission of the author (Joel Salatin). I like to drop it into my carbon farming talks because it provides a brief explanation of mob grazing for holistic pasture management.

  • The Problem With Grass-Fed Beef

    10:37

    The problem with grass-fed beef, explained. Be one of the first 200 people to sign up with this link and get 20% off your subscription with Brilliant.org!

    In this Our Changing Climate environmental video essay, I look at the problem with grass-fed beef. Grass-fed beef, holistic grazing, and regenerative grazing have recently been championed as solutions to climate change and the climate crisis. The truth about grass-fed beef is that it can't sequester as much carbon as grass-fed, regenerative beef grazing advocates like Allan Savory say it can. Counter to the promises of grass-fed beef and regenerative beef advocates like Allan Savory, most grass-fed beef grazing operations cause more emissions than they capture. Ultimately, grass-fed beef and regenerative beef grazing systems are an unsustainable practice. The real solution is to embrace some form of a plant-based diet. Whether that means going vegan, vegetarian, or forgoing red meat to start, plant-based diets like eating vegan create far fewer emissions than eating grass-fed beef.

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  • Cows and Climate - Introduction

    5:15

    Dr. Frank Mitloehner (@GHGGuru) puts greenhouse gases from livestock into perspective, in this introductory video. The Cows and Climate series aims to explain livestock’s role in the global food system and our environment, focusing on climate change, and promoting collaborative and research-based solutions that can further reduce emissions. Dr. Mitloehner’s participation in the Cows and Climate video series is a part of his research and extension activities at the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • Joel Salatin: From a Frogs Perspective | LSS 2019

    1:6:45

    If you were a frog in a pond 500 years ago, what would you know about ecology? In a whimsical fantasy, Joel Salatin - Farmer and Owner at Polyface Farm - takes us back to the most primal templates of nature.

    Presented at the Living Soils Symposium on March 29th, 2019, hosted by Regeneration Canada at Marché Bonsecours in Montréal.

    Visit the Symposium website for more details:
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    Filming : Jean-Marc Abela, Sharif Mirshak, Anne Sophie Deschênes, Noé Sardet, Phile Beauchemin, Sylvain Pouzet
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  • 5 Principles Of Profitable Permacullture From Joel Salatin

    3:34

    Joel Salatin has 5 main permaculture ideas that he uses to help him make more money at Polyface Farms.



  • The Future of UK Farming Joel Salatin - Polyface Farm

    1:35:38

    Polyface Farm - A story of soil, grass and animals

    At our recent Future of UK Farming Conference, American pioneer farmer Joel Salatin introduces Polyface Farm, describing the system he has developed for more than 30 years in the management of a beef herd, pastured poultry and pigs.

    Joel begins by introducing his farm, then dissects some of the paradigms and buzz words used in the world of farming today, and reveals his 10 benchmarks of truth.

    Following a thoughtful audience led question and answer session, Joel concludes with his following 'farmer blessing':

    May all of your carrots grow long and straight,
    May your radishes be large but not pithy,
    May tomato blossom end rot affect your Monsanto neighbours tomatoes,
    May the foxes be struck blind at your pasture chickens,
    May all of your culinary experiments be delectably palatable,
    May the rain fall gently on your fields
    The wind be always at your back,
    Your children rise and call you blessed
    And may we all make our nest a better place than we inherited

  • Regenerative Agriculture - SACRED COW

    30:35

    #SacredCow #JoelSalatin #ClimateHysteria #SolarMinimum #IceAgeFarmer #BobbyGill
    Cows, Carbon and Climate | Joel Salatin | TEDxCharlottesville


    Joel Salatin, an organic farmer located in the Shanendoah Valley in Virginia, loves his grass - and so do his cows. In this talk Salatin outlines the role that this often unsung hero of the plant world plays in sustainable farming, and the effects that its efficient utilization can have on the world around us.

    Joel Salatin is a third generation beyond organic farmer and author whose family owns and operates Polyface Farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. The farm produces salad bar beef, pigaerator pork, pastured poultry, forage-based rabbits and direct markets everything to 5,000 families, 50 restaurants, and 10 retail outlets. A prolific author, Salatin's nine books to date include both how-to and big picture themes.

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  • Properly managed livestock regenerate soil and grasslands.

    2:27

    Herbivores play an essential role in building soil which can store more water, absorb carbon from the atmosphere and help produce the most nutrient rich food.

  • Why Having COWS without CHICKENS Is A Mistake

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    Chickens do amazing work cleaning up behind the cows.
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  • Joel Salatin - What is the problem with Americas food system? Why should Christians care?

    3:42

  • The Salatin Semester ─ Free Excerpt ─ Paddock Design with Joel Salatin

    14:01

    This 10-minute excerpt from Joel Salatin's in-depth presentation gives a taste of the information he shares on marketing in this comprehensive educational package. The Salatin Semester contains 18 hours of video on 12 DVDs, plus a 256-page handbook and more. Order it at

    Original production by Verge Permaculture; published by Acres U.S.A. Copyright Verge Permaculture and/or Acres U.S.A.

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  • Why cows might not be climate change villains

    22:37

    Cows have rapidly moved into the crosshairs of climate change and diet.

    Dr. Frank M. Mitloehner of UC Davis says much – if not most – of what you think you know about ruminants and climate change is inaccurate. His findings align with those of climate scientist Dr. Myles Allen, an IPCC contributor and Oxford professor who says the global warming potential carbon equivalency formula applied to livestock is incorrect.

    Both Mitloehner and Allen point to the impact a stable or declining herd has on methane production. Add in improving dietary and animal husbandry practices, along with methane capturing systems, and the picture in northern hemisphere countries is positive.

    We invited Dr Frank Mitloehner to join us for a Conversation That Matters about cows, cattle, the environment and how we can’t live without ruminants.

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  • The Truth About Cattle and Methane Emissions

    46:05

    Presented by Frank Mitloehner, PhD
    Professor & Air Quality Specialist
    Dept of Animal Science
    University of California, Davis
    Shared with Permission of Frank Mitloehner

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  • Agriculture and Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Are Cattle Destroying the Planet?

    28:39

    Dr. Rhonda Miller discusses greenhouse gasses and livestock in this Stock and Flock webinar.

  • TEDxMidAtlantic - Joel Salatin - 11/5/09

    15:35

    Joel Salatin is an American farmer, lecturer, and author whose books include You Can Farm and Salad Bar Beef. Salatin raises livestock using holistic methods of animal husbandry, free of potentially harmful chemicals, on his Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia. Salatins 550-acre farm is featured prominently in Michael Pollans book, The Omnivores Dilemma and the documentary film, Food, Inc.

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