occurs only once every three years and will be repeated this year on July 9. One of the largest on-farm events in the nation, it includes farm tours,trade shows, networking, book store, and the best array of barbecued pastured meats you'll find anywhere. Family friendly and insanely information-dense, this day transforms lives. Book early to ensure access.
FIELD DAY AGENDA 2011
6-7:30 Early bird walk-about. Feel free to see what Polyface looks like at dawn while the grass still sparkles with dew.
8-10:30 Whole Farm Tour with Joel Salatin. This is a one mile walking tour with hay wagon transportation provided for handicapped.
9:30-10:30 Rabbit Production with Daniel Salatin. For 21 years, Daniel’s linebred forage-based meat rabbits illustrate nativized genetics.
10-10:30 Chick Brooding with Kristen Nia Long
11-noon Interns, apprentices, and young farmer germination with Daniel Salatin.
11-noon Horticulture, mushrooms, and layering complementary production enterprises at Polyface with Dan Solberg
11-noon Hay shed, deep bedding and pigaerator composting with Joel Salatin.
noon-1:30 Lunch—Barbecued chicken, barbecued beef, barbecued pork, sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, chocolate buttermilk cake
1:30-4 Whole Farm Tour with Joel Salatin (Repeat of the morning tour—same route, same conditions)
2-3 Rabbit Production with Daniel Salatin (Repeat of the morning discussion)
2-3 Metropolitan Buying Clubs, Zen-Cart and software with Sheri Salatin
2:30-3 Chick Brooding with Kristen Nia Long (Repeat of morning)
4-5 Horticulture, etc. with Dan Solberg (Repeat of morning tour)
4-5:30 Q&A with Joel
4:30-6 Evening chores
All questions should be directed to Acres USA. To Register visit ACRES USA or call toll-free to register with your credit card — or for more information!
To see a listing of all Polyface Tour options, please visit our tour page.