Join Joel Salatin for a unique one-day masterclass exploring the pastured poultry systems of Polyface Farm. Learn how to set up your own small-farm enterprise for 'beyond organic' free range pastured layers, pastured meat birds and turkeys using cost effective, ethical, DIY systems!
Joel will share his family's hard-won knowledge on how to start small and succeed in producing the highest quality eggs, chicken and turkey that is of exceptional quality, and which can be part of a profitable, regenerative farming enterprise, built from the ground up.
This masterclass will look closely at Polyface's pastured poultry operations from start to finish, including but not limited to:
Joel's seminal book Pastured Poultry Profits has been highly influential to many small-farm producers and beginner farmers worldwide, who are looking for cost effective and ethical ways to get into farming via pastured poultry on a small scale.
For the first time in NSW, Joel will spend an entire day explaining the nuts and bolts of his innovative, modular poultry 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.
This masterclass is the next best thing to spending a week at PolyFace Farms in Virginia, observing and learning about the pastured poultry systems there. 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 range of pastured poultry operations up and running, so you can get farming!
Joel Salatin is a third generation family farmer working his land in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley with his wife, Teresa, son Daniel, daughter Rachel and their families. The Salatin Polyface Farm, an organic grass-fed farm, services more than 3,000 families, 10 retail outlets and 50 restaurants through on-farm sales and metropolitan buying clubs.
Joel has been called 'the world's best farmer' by TIME magazine and is internationally respected for his farm's innovative, integrated animal systems. He is also the author of 8 books including the best seller Folks, this Aint Normal. Joel also writes extensively in magazines such as Stockman Grass Farmer, Acres USA, and American Agriculture.
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Book your place below with your credit card for this one day masterclass, or contact us if you'd prefer to pay by phone, or by cheque or direct deposit.
Please note that tickets for this Masterclass are not refundable, but are transferable.
Your ticket includes delicious morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Take this unique opportunity to connect with other aspiring and like-minded farming folk! You will also receive comprehensive post-course notes to back up what you have learned.
Once you've booked into this course, we will contact you via email regarding your booking, what to bring along with you, and any further info you might need or request regarding this course.
**Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control, the venue for this masterclass had to be moved from Jamberoo to nearby Kiama. Apologies for any confusion.
The Kiama Pavilion has been the centerpiece of the Kiama area's agricultural pride for many generations, and has hosted many a country show. These days it's a comfortable and airy conference venue with stunning views of both the coastline and hinterland.
The Pavilion is a 10 minute walk from the Kiama station station and 2 minutes walk from Kiama township, and is surrounded by beautiful beaches.
Getting there by Car:
Kiama is 90 minutes from Sydney by car. Take the princes highway south and turn left at the clear Kiama turnoff signs.
Getting there by Train:
Take the South coast line from Sydney Central to Kiama station. The train trip is 2 hours and follows the spectacular south coastline. The Kiama Pavilion is an easy 10 minutes walk downhill from the station.
Where to stay:
Kiama has a wide range of accommodation options to suit all budgets, most of which can be booked through the central Kiama Tourism website
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