Joel Salatin/Polyface Farm: Joel a full-time farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. His farm services more than 5,000 families, 10 retail outlets, and 50 restaurants through on-farm sales and metropolitan buying clubs with salad bar beef, pastured poultry, eggmobile eggs, pigaerator pork, forage-based rabbits, pastured turkey and forestry products using relationship marketing. He holds a BA degree in English and writes extensively in magazines such as STOCKMAN GRASS FARMER, ACRES USA, and FOODSHED. The family’s farm, Polyface Inc. (“The Farm of Many Faces”) has been featured in SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, GOURMET and countless other radio,television and print media. Profiled on the Lives of the 21st Century series with Peter Jennings on ABC World News, his after-broadcast chat room fielded more hits than any other segment to date. It achieved iconic status as the grass farm featured in the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller OMNIVORE’S DILEMMA by food writer guru Michael Pollan and the award-winning film documentary, FOOD INC.
Gabe Brown – didn’t have the traditional upbringing of most ranchers today. He grew up in Bismarck, but was interested in production agriculture at a young age. He began working for area ranchers while he was in high school and was active in FFA. Gabe says he’s living his dream and encourages young people to pursue their goals, no matter how difficult it may seem. Gabe attended Bismarck State College for two years and completed his Animal Science and Agricultural Economics degrees at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. Shelly has a business degree that she puts to good use managing the ranch’s record keeping. Gabe and Shelly married while in college and in 1983, invested their life savings in a group of Angus heifer calves. They ran these heifers on shares with Shelly’s father, Bill Voegele, until they graduated. After college, they ran their cattle on 560 acres of rented land and started AIing to Gelbvieh sires, building the herd they have today. In 1991, they purchased 640 acres from Shelly’s father and leased an additional 1,280 acres. This was the opportunity they had been waiting for. Since that time they have purchased another 760 acres and leased an additional 1320 acres, bringing the total to the 6,000 acres they operate on now. When Gabe and Shelly first took over, they could run 65 cow/calf pairs and 15 yearlings on three pastures. Today, this unit along with the additional 820 acres supports 250 cow/calf pairs and 50 to 250 yearlings. Brown divided the original three pastures into 38 smaller paddocks to support a planned grazing grassfed system, enhancing forage production in harmony with nature. Through his on farm research, Gabe has become a pioneer in Cocktail Cover Crops & Grazing Management. Gabe and his son Paul run the farm together and produce grassfed beef with their system of grazing.
Paul Gautschi – Watch the full documentary BACK TO EDEN free of charge. Since its release in August 2011, Back to Eden has been viewed online over2.5 million times in 218 countries! The film has been endorsed by theNational Gardening Association, Organic Consumers Association, and Dr. Mercola. Publications featuring Back to Eden include Mother Earth News, Sunset magazine, Organic Gardens Today, Organic New Zealand. Back to Eden has been broadcast on Amazing Discoveries TV and Capetown TV. Our documentary has participated in the Grow Your Own Food Summit (2014), The Ecology of Food Exhibition (2012), and was an official selection of theAwareness Film Festival (2011) and praised award winner in the Green Unplugged Film Festival (2013).
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John Kohler – Grow Your Greens: John nearly died years ago from spinal meningitis and has since changed his diet to mostly fruits and vegetables which he grows himself. He does such a great service to others by encouraging them to grow their own. “Growing Your Greens” is the most watched gardening show on youtube. It’s a fun and enlightening show on how to grow food at your home and beyond. John provides you with tips and tricks as well as shares his experiences growing food at his urban homestead. John is dedicated to helping you sustainably grow your own food in your front yard and beyond.
Terra Preta Agri Char Video – If you are serious about growing food, you MUST sit down and watch this video in it’s entirety. If you are like us, the beginning will be a little boring. But watch it all because it will build to the BOOM with a message that the agreicultural world needs. (10 tons of biochar added per hectare increases biomass by 3X).
Other Various Farming Videos: Seven Farming Ideas To Make Money,
How To Grow Micro Greens For Profit: 40′ Container Growing,
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