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Folks, This Ain't Normal - Joel Salatin - <span class="date-display-single">10/24/2015 - 9:00am</span>

Folks, This Ain't Normal

10/24/2015 - 9:00am

Monona Terrace - Ballroom C & D

Folk, This Ain't Normal is written in Salatin’s entertaining and informative style that reflects his dirt-under- the- fingernails experience punctuated with mischievious humor , and yet it’s a serious look at our food: where it comes from, it’s current state of abnormality – and why we shouldn’t eat most of it. Folks,it ain’t normal to eat unpronounceable food that you can’t make in your kitchen, and has travelled 1,500 miles to get to your table.
Farmer Joel Salatin is the 21st century’s thinking man’s farmer who believes that the answer to rebuilding America is to start with the family farm and for those farms to thrive, we all need to learn how to eat naturally again. Salatin’s solutions as presented in the book are very simple and easy to implement in any American household – whether in the suburbs of Chicago, the mountains of Colorado, or urban life in New York City. When it comes to food we can make a big difference by putting our money where our mouth is: all it takes is desire, education and shopping and cooking savvy. Statistics say that 25 percent of all food in America is consumed in automobiles – now that’s a statistic that Farmer Joel Salatin wants to change!
Folk, This Ain't Normal is on topic with today’s sustainable living conversation and the entire green movement in general. Americans have embraced green living and are looking for ways to nourish their families with clean, wholesome food.
This event is held in partnership with the Midwest Environmental Education Conference and Wisconsin Science Festival.

Joel Salatin

About Presenter Joel Salatin


Joel Salatin is a fulltime alternative farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. He writes extensively for agriculture magazines and is a popular speaker who defends small farms, local food systems, and the right to opt out of the conventional food paradigm. His family’s farm, Polyface Inc, has been featured in Smithsonian MagazineNational GeographicGourmet, and countless other radio, television and print media. Profiled on the Lives of the 21st Century series with Peter Jennings on ABC News, his after- broadcast chat room fielded more hits than any other segment to date. The farm achieved iconic status as the grass farm featured in the New York Times bestseller Omnivore’s Dilemma by food writer guru Michael Pollan and more recently the movie Food, Inc. He is author of a number of books including the recently released Folks, This Ain’t Normal, which is a farmer’s advice for happier hens, healthier people and a better world.


Folks, This Ain't Normal

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