“This captures the thinking, the wrestling, the procedures that have made Polyface Farm successful.  We certainly don’t have all the answers, but we’ve made enough mistakes to discover some things that work…. My deepest hope is that the information here will shorten your learning curve and help you be successful.  The need is great.  The time is short. Your participating in this great mission is a wonderful thing.  Now go and do great things.”

– Joel Salatin

A Complete Homestudy Course in
Polyface-Style Diversified Farming

What happens when trailblazing urban agro-ecologists Rob and Michelle Avis of Verge Permaculture host superstar “lunatic farmer” Joel Salatin for a three-day, three-workshop weekend…then expand and enhance that recorded wisdom in a three-month online intensive?

You get an encyclopedic compendium of small-farming entrepreneurial know-how!

And now we’ve gathered up and distilled every mind-bending morsel of Joel’s mob-stocking sagacity from those online events, and captured it all in one encyclopedic extravaganza of integrated agro-education…

…to inspire, inform, and incite you to outrageous small-farming success…forever!

Don’t put off this opportunity to own this all-inclusive, no-holds-barred, home study course…whether you’re still dreaming of your entrepreneurial farming enterprise, or you’re building on the foundations you’ve already laid, this is the novice-to-guru reference you’ll turn to again and again!


12 disks with 18+ hours of professionally edited video

6+ hours of mp3 audio

256 -page book of Q&A, discussion, and study guide

250+ photo Polyface farm tour slideshow


“Let Joel Salatin Help You Plan Your Farm”

Leverage Joel Salatin’s 30 years of regenerative farming experience on the famous Polyface Farms in Swoope, Virginia, to build your growth plan for your farm.

Rabbits? Other livestock? Crop diversification?
This step-by-step course takes you through the process of planning the enterprises on your farm, from bookkeeping to harvest, to make sure your plan matches your skillset and your personality.

With a dream team of partners including Joel Salatin, Rob and Michelle Avis of Verge Permaculture and Acres U.S.A., the Voice of Eco-Agriculture, Small Farm Academy is honored to present this exclusive experience for you.

The return on your investment for this course is simple and straightforward: Joel Salatin will help you avoid the common pitfalls most farmers face, as they chase markets they do not have access to and build goals their fields and labor cannot support.

What’s Included

5 Recorded Sessions with Joel Salatin

  • SESSION #1: Understanding Polyface
  • SESSION #2: You Can Farm
  • SESSION #3: Pastured Poultry
  • SESSION #4: Salad Bar Beef
  • SESSION #5: Next Steps to Start Your Farm

The Salatin Semester

  • 256-PAGE E-BOOK

Lifetime Access

  • You have access to all of the course material forever. And, we encourage you to audit future offerings of this course for free.

30 Day No Questions Asked Money Back Guarantee

  • We want to help you to successfully plan your farm. Plain and simple. This course is our method to help you do that. If, for any reason at all, you decide this course is not a fit for you we will refund your money, no questions asked. We only ask that you let us know how we can improve.


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