Sustainable farming expert to speak in Fergus Falls ThursdayRenowned sustainable farmer Joel Salatin will speak at Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Fergus Falls on Thursday, March 3.
By: Staff Report, Alexandria Echo Press
Renowned sustainable farmer Joel Salatin will speak at Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Fergus Falls on Thursday, March 3.
Salatin is the proprietor of Polyface Farm, a family-run beyond organic, local-market farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. His farming practices are featured in “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” “Food Inc.” and “Fresh” and have earned him world-wide recognition as a leader in the local foods movement. The presentations are open to the public for a $15 suggested donation.
The March 3 program on the Fergus Falls campus includes:
--1:30 to 3 p.m.: Salatin will explain the grass-based polyculture system he stewards at Polyface farm to produce high quality beef, pork, poultry, rabbit, eggs and lumber.
--3 to 4:30 p.m.: A panel of farmers will discuss sustainable, nutrient-dense vegetable production.
--6:30 p.m.: Salatin’s keynote address will address the necessary components of a durable, local food system.
For more information on the March 3 events, call (218) 736-1625 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.