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Twenty years ago, Joel Salatin wrote You Can Farm, which has launched thousands of farm entrepreneurs around the world. With another 20 years of experience under his belt, bringing him to the half-century mark as a full-time farmer, he decided to build on that foundation with a sequel, a graduate level curriculum.

Everyone who reads (or listens to), and enjoys that previous work, will benefit from this additional information. In those 20 years, Polyface Farm progressed from a small family operation to a 20-person, 6,000-customer, 50-restaurant business, all without sales targets, government grants, or an off-farm nest egg.

As a germination tray for new farmers ready to take over the 50 percent of America's agricultural equity that will become available over the next two decades, Polyface Farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley stands as a beacon of hope in a food and farming system floundering in dysfunction: toxicity, pathogenicity, nutrient deficiency, bankruptcy, geezers, and erosion. Speaking into that fear and confusion, Salatin offers a pathway to success, with production, profit, and pleasure thrown in for good measure. This brand-new audio edition is wonderfully narrated by the author.

©2017 Joel Salatin (P)2021 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

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  • 08-07-2021

Fantastic but read(listen) to Joel’s predecessor book “You can farm first”

So great to see the ideas in “You can farm” be added to and built on. Great content but read the first book first.

Hard truths in here that you will find in few other places. Joel has a solid logical and ethical approach to all aspects of farm life and then illustrates with understandable examples.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-09-2021

Worth while for even older farmers

Another masterpiece from Joel Salatin well articulated highly thoughtful and is sure to get your own neurons firing, about the multitude of opportunities and possibilities you could have with your own farm.
Worth the purchase for all the different ideas as angles of operations and businesses on farm. I agree this is defiantly a graduate course compared to his other books. I would though recommend reading several of his other books first if not just you can farm before pick up this book.
Every one lessening or readying this book will get something different from this book no matter how long you have been a farmer or rancher!

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  • A. Busby
  • 02-09-2021

Joel in your pocket

This is a treasure trove of life experiences and horse sense. Perfect follow up to you can farm. I hope he can write at least one more in say 20 years.

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  • Carme
  • 23-08-2021

so thankful for this update. it's our intent to

it's our intent to morph our farm into one run by special needs residents. it's actually mentioned in Salatins book as a feasible good idea! I feel validated and very encouraged!

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  • jesse l hatton
  • 08-08-2021

Feel like I just got a PHD level masterclass.

Excellent book with more information than can be consumed in one reading. I will definitely read this again!

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  • James Bassett
  • 24-07-2021

Excellent book!

Salatin knows his business and does a wonderful job conveying both his experience and passion for the work. Highly recommended.

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  • Jenny Powell
  • 11-07-2021

Joel Salatin does it again…

I’ve gotten so much out of all his books, and I can now add Your Successful Farm Business to that list.
An exceptional and enthusiastic communicator, Joel’s engaging writings draw you in- provoke thought and sometime challenge ideas and processes you hadn’t considered or never viewed under his unique scrutiny.
We need more minds and hearts like his out there to help draw the world toward a better, healthier, happier reality.

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  • C
  • 22-06-2021

Needs better editing

As with all of Salatin’s writings the content is witty, poignant, thought-provoking and enjoyable. The publication does need better editing as there are numerous places where sentences are repeated.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-05-2021

Joel does it again!

I now own all four of Joel’s Audible audiobooks. I just wish all his numerous books were available as an audiobook!

He’s a great narrator… who better to tell the story than the man who lived it?? This book will be a great resource for me. I live about 90 minutes from Polyface and have had the pleasure of visiting several times. This man knows how to work a farm by stacking his various enterprises. With all he manages to accomplish, you’d figure the place must be much larger than it is (I think it’s several hundred acres). If you want to learn how it’s done, just listen up!

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