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"The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer" at Williams College

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"The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer" at Williams College

Time: February 23, 2012 from 7:30pm to 9pm
Location: Williams College Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center
Street: 54 Chapin Hall Dr
City/Town: Williamstown
Website or Map: http://www.williams.edu/map/
Event Type: lecture
Organized By: Sponsored by W. Ford Schumann '50 Program in Democratic Studies and the Center for Environmental
Latest Activity: Feb 21, 2012

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Joel Salatin is a full-time farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. A third generation alternative farmer, he returned to the farm full-time in 1982 and continued refining and adding to his parents’ ideas. Salatin’s Polyface Farm was featured in Michael Pollan’s best-selling book, Omnivores Dilemma, and in the influential documentary, Food Inc. Salatin’s farm produces high-quality "beyond organic" meats, which are raised using environmentally responsible, ecologically beneficial, sustainable agriculture. Jo Robinson, the author of Pasture Perfect: The Far-Reaching Benefits of Choosing Meat, Eggs and Dairy Products From Grass-Fed Animals (2004) said of Salatin, "He's not going back to the old model. There's nothing in county extension or old-fashioned ag science that really informs him. He is just looking totally afresh at how to maximize production in an integrated system on a holistic farm. He's just totally innovative."

 Sponsored by the W. Ford Schumann '50 Program in Democratic Studies and the Center for Environmental Studies

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