• Your Successful Farm Business

  • Production, Profit, Pleasure
  • By: Joel Salatin
  • Narrated by: Joel Salatin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (249 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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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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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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Listen intently and intentionally

This knowledge is priceless and inspirational. I'll see you in the field! Or the Barn, or the forest.

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perfect

this book is true wisdom its definitely worth the read. I recommend this to anyone trying to gain knowledge.

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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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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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great content, great narration

excellent book, i loved hearing all the content with the author's own inflection and enthusiasm.

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I loved it

This book is very honest and got me thinking about a lot of different ideas. It's very inspiring. I'm really excited to visit polyface!

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Excellent book!

excellent book by Joel salatin and a great sequel to "You can farm" definitely worth the read!

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one of my favorite authors!

I have listened to many of Joel's books in the last year. they all make you think and bring up great points. I bought this one as a gift for my dad (a farmer). highly recommend!