Have you ever desired, deep within your soul, to make a comfortable full-time living from a farming enterprise? Too often people dare not even vocalize this. You Can Farm is probably the Joel Salatin book that kicked off more future farmers than any other, and I have to include us in that count. We recently finished reading Joel Salatin’s You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Start and $ucceed in a Farming Enterprise. It’s a good.

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Salatin takes Christian stewardship of the earth seriously, and it is a joy to read what this has led him to do. It’s often comical, real, and brutally honest.

But for farm entrepreneurs, the opportunities for a farm family business have never been greater. This was one of my best Christmas presents this year!

In short, don’t go into debt to switch vocations to farming. Oct 14, Jenni Pertuset rated it it was ok Shelves: Tell us about it in the comments section below!

You Can Farm

I plan to own this one one day and read it over and over again. Thanks for telling us about the problem. They have a short shelf life and a fair market value.

I really enjoyed this book. This realization hou on me after reading about the difference between a backyard vineyard and a 1 acre vineyard. Joel espouses an agricultural paradigm shift that sees plants and animals as partners rather Joel is a nationally renowned speaker on organic farming and “relationship marketing. Therefore, he advocates a green ioel based off of a small business model. On page 88 – need to renew. A — xan is very eyeopening and he is not afraid of offending anyone in case it gets in the way of the truth.


Posted by Jake at 5: Joel seems to want to change the thinking of his students to one of value added. Sep 05, Miles rated it it was ok. If you are at all, saoatin remotely, interested in farming, then you need to read this book.

It’s a good read, although at pages, not a quick one. This book gave me all the realistic pros and cons of the farming life style, this book addresses everything from your farming philosophy down to the the tools you will need to get started. Dec 29, Jonathan Tucker rated it it was amazing.

Have you ever desired, deep within your soul, to make a comfortable full-time living from a farming enterprise? Joel has a great perspective on all the topics covered, and I found this book to be very inspiring.

Salatln 25, Chak rated it liked it Shelves: Jan 15, John rated it it was amazing. The crazy sustainable pastured beef and poultry farmer featured in Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma has some books salatni his own. Additionally, Salatin repeatedly plugs the “virtues” of free market capitalism, even claiming that turning our entire health care system over to private companies would solve the health crisis.

He too wants to make a buck with his farm, just like those guys, but his enterprise is small– so apparently tarm is a great reason to support HIM and not the “big” boys.

Salatin throws a small amount of grain onto salqtin bedding throughout the winter to give the pigs something to look for in the spring.

Some of the advice caught me by surprise. I found that the book had too much annoying idealism and fluff. Great advice; in fact, a lot of it is probably not what you were expecting to hear.


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salaatin And now his suggestion makes sense. Mar 06, H Grimes rated it really liked it. I read this book because I want to become a farmer after college, I read the book hoping to pick up lots of knowledge and insight into the real world of farming, and I did! The book is full of good advice and wisdom, but not the type of reference ca that earns a book that coveted spot on our shelf.

Salatin has create the perfect beginners “textbook. The book is an overview of the all factors Salatin estimates to be the particularly important in starting a profitable farm. Aug 26, Scott Wigginton rated it really liked it.

His methods show a clear focus on what makes a successful farm making money and how to best leverage synergistic approaches don’t just sell corn, sell cornbread! Polyface is mostly an animal farm. This is one of the books that Joel recommended I read, as somebody that already had an assortment of poultry and was on the verge of moving my farm and starting with a clean slate.

You Can Farm by Joel Salatin: Book Review – Milkwood

In the summer, just about everything is on pasture, and cycles through the property joell give Salatin multiple crops of each section of land every year. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Have you ever desired, deep within your soul, to make a comfortable full-time living from a farming enterprise?