• Your Successful Farm Business

  • Production, Profit, Pleasure
  • By: Joel Salatin
  • Narrated by: Joel Salatin
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (276 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Twenty years ago, Joel Salatin wrote You Can Farm, which has launched thousands of farm entrepreneurs around the world. With another 20 years of experience under his belt, bringing him to the half-century mark as a full-time farmer, he decided to build on that foundation with a sequel, a graduate level curriculum.

Everyone who reads (or listens to), and enjoys that previous work, will benefit from this additional information. In those 20 years, Polyface Farm progressed from a small family operation to a 20-person, 6,000-customer, 50-restaurant business, all without sales targets, government grants, or an off-farm nest egg.

As a germination tray for new farmers ready to take over the 50 percent of America's agricultural equity that will become available over the next two decades, Polyface Farm in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley stands as a beacon of hope in a food and farming system floundering in dysfunction: toxicity, pathogenicity, nutrient deficiency, bankruptcy, geezers, and erosion. Speaking into that fear and confusion, Salatin offers a pathway to success, with production, profit, and pleasure thrown in for good measure. This brand-new audio edition is wonderfully narrated by the author.

©2017 Joel Salatin (P)2021 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

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Feel like I just got a PHD level masterclass.

Excellent book with more information than can be consumed in one reading. I will definitely read this again!

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Fantastic but read(listen) to Joel’s predecessor book “You can farm first”

So great to see the ideas in “You can farm” be added to and built on. Great content but read the first book first.

Hard truths in here that you will find in few other places. Joel has a solid logical and ethical approach to all aspects of farm life and then illustrates with understandable examples.

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Listen intently and intentionally

This knowledge is priceless and inspirational. I'll see you in the field! Or the Barn, or the forest.

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perfect

this book is true wisdom its definitely worth the read. I recommend this to anyone trying to gain knowledge.

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Excellent book!

Salatin knows his business and does a wonderful job conveying both his experience and passion for the work. Highly recommended.

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Needs better editing

As with all of Salatin’s writings the content is witty, poignant, thought-provoking and enjoyable. The publication does need better editing as there are numerous places where sentences are repeated.

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Pretty good read

I liked the first, You Can Farm, much more. This one had some different info but the first book covered everything here already so this one got boring half way through it for me.

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Great advice

My wife and kids always talk about having a farm. This book showed them that want land, not a farm. A working farm is for those that love it like the author. Great book with clever insights.

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Another stellar book from Joel

If I thought that You Can Farm was a must-read before starting a farm (or even after farming for several years), then Your Successful Farm Business definitely is a requirement for any farmer that really takes his business seriously. I am recommending this to all of my homesteading friends and farmers (new and experienced, alike), and even found advice that applied to my non-farm business. From time management to more ideas of how to farm outside the box, Joel is a very savvy business person and has clearly put a lot of thought into what he writes, and has the experience and success to back up his advice. This is a no-nonsense book, and true to Joel style, you may not agree with everything he says. BUT if you don't find something in this book to make it worth your while, then you already have a gloriously successful farm business and can go buy recreational horses now! Congratulations!

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great content, great narration

excellent book, i loved hearing all the content with the author's own inflection and enthusiasm.