2018 Keynote Speakers
Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm is an author, international speaker, and one of the most famous farmers in the world. Featured in the New York Times bestseller Omnivore’s Dilemma and award-winning documentary Food Inc., he draws on a lifetime of food, farming and fantasy to inspire profitable, local and regenerative farming systems . Whether you are farmer, rancher, homesteader, or foodie, Joel’s can-do solutions tied with passionate soliloquies for sustainability offer everyone food for thought and plans for action. Read more about Joel.
At Singing Frogs Farm, Elizabeth and Paul developed a highly intensive, no-till, ecological management system for their small but mighty vegetable farm and CSA which has brought tremendous benefit to their soil, ecology, water, and livelihood. The Kaisers method of farming has resulted in an increase of over 300% in their soil organic matter, while drastically reducing their water use, and generates over $100,000 per acre in sales. They grow over 100 different crops year-round on three acres, selling through a 130 member CSA, farmers markets, restaurants and a local food hub. Read more about Elizabeth and Paul.