Led by Polyface Farms' Joel, Daniel & Sheri Salatin this day long interactive seminar deals with the issues of:
A few years back HD's Lisa Heenan came up with the idea to design a workshop that practically dealt with the issue of farm succession & enterprise planning. With both Darren & Lisa having been deeply effected by poor farm succession decision-making this issue is very close to our hearts & minds. Since 2008 HeenanDoherty Pty. Ltd. (HD) has teamed with world renowned Polyface Farms Inc. (USA) & its owner's the Salatin Family. This partnership has resulted in a number of very unique events across North America & Oceania that has seen over 6000 people attend workshops HD has originated or organised, with many of these folks now operating successful farming enterprises.
Led by one of the world's most successful, multi-generational, family-operated agricultural enterprises, these workshops promise to change people's lives and the landscapes they manage for the better.
HD & Polyface Farms Inc. are deeply concerned with the well-documented issues of farmer aging, poor terms of trade and declining numbers of young people taking on the wonderful opportunity that lies before them with an ever-increasing population to feeds and clothe, along with landscapes & communities that need stable & regenerative stewardship for generations to come.
All of the other courses and workshops that we've developed over the years have been very important though focussed typically on regenerative means to increase production and landscape values. This workshop we believe is the most important that we have ever developed as it will get families talking like they never have before and making decisions that will effect us all.
Our big questions are:
Joel Salatin works alongside his wife Teresa, son Daniel, daughter Rachel, daughter-in-law Sheri, Apprentices, Interns, Rental Farmers, Staff & Animals to manage Polyface Farms in the Swoope region of Virginia, USA. Joel wows packed audiences of all walks of life wherever he goes with his version of what he calls 'Agritainment'. Joel has been labelled 'The World's Most Innovative Farmer' by Time Magazine, & is the author of 8 books, countless articles, & has led seminars & courses leaving tens of thousands changed in the way they spend, eat, farm & live.
Joel's most recent title is 'Folks this Aint Normal' is a best seller & further expands this Heinz Award winner’s profile & message across the world. A man who truly walks his talk is a must-see wherever he goes with his capacity to communicate the means by which consumers can engage with farmers & how farmers can take control of not just production but also succession, processing, distribution & marketing.
(Read a recent Fairfax Media 'Good Weekend' Article 'Greener Pastures' featured in 'The Age' & 'The Sydney Morning Herald' by HD Alumni Mark Whittaker)
Daniel Salatin is the son of Joel & Teresa Salatin, and is the Manager of Polyface Farms Inc. As the third generation on Polyface farm in Swoope, Virginia, he has grown up in the family business.
Polyface services more than 5,000 families, 10 retail outlets, & 50 restaurants through on-farm sales & metropolitan buying clubs with salad bar beef, pastured poultry, eggmobile eggs, pigaerator pork, forage-based rabbits, pastured turkey & forestry products through relationship marketing. A self-confessed 'home school drop-out', Daniel was always going to be a great regenerative farmer having gone from carrying freshly processed chickens while in nappies, to running & over-seeing the day-to-day workings of Polyface. As a seven-year old he started a pastured rabbit enterprise, which has had its ups & downs but continues today. Starting the rabbit business gave him first hand experience with marketing, processing, research & development, & the costs of a
Today Daniel is fully employed by the farm & spends his days orchestrating animal movement, scheduling daily tasks & apprentice training. At thirty-one, Daniel is married to wife Sheri Salatin & has two sons Travis & Andrew & one daughter Lauryn.
Sheri Salatin is the marketing director at Polyface Farm and stay-at-home mom of three children. Sheri is passionate about clean food and enjoys working the land along side her husband, Daniel.
Sheri was influential in getting the buying clubs up and running and now oversees 25 drop locations throughout Virginia and Maryland with over 3,000 families. The buying clubs are nurtured under her direct oversight and she is the go-to person for all questions about marketing to metropolitan areas.
Through real life experiences, Sheri has honed her skills and shares some of the best ways to approach and sell to some of the top chefs in the world.
Polyface services more than 4,000 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 through relationship marketing.
Today Sheri spends her days juggling marketing, website maintenance, blogging, motherhood, and farming. At thirty-three, Sheri is married to husband Daniel and has two sons Travis and Andrew and one daughter Lauryn.
Manjimup, Western Australia, Tuesday 4th March - Venue To Be Confirmed
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