Sustainable agriculturist to speak, sign books at UW-Stevens Point
Nationally known sustainable agriculturist and author Joel Salatin is giving a presentation and signing books at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as part of the university’s International Aquaponics Conference.
The lecture, “Local Food to the Rescue,” will be held Wednesday, June 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dreyfus University Center Laird Room, 1015 Reserve Street, Stevens Point. Tickets are $10 per person and available at the University Information and Tickets Office in the Dreyfus University Center. The book signing will follow at 8:30 p.m.
Self-described as a “Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist-lunatic farmer,” Salatin is a third generation alternative farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and has been farming full time since 1982. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English and writes extensively in magazines such as Stockman Grass Farmer, Acres USA and Foodshed.
In his latest book, “Folks, This Ain’t Normal,” he writes how far removed people are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and people we love. He will share thoughts on what is normal and practical and philosophical ideas for changing our lives in small ways that have a big impact.
This book and others, such as “Salad Bar Beef,” “You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Start & Succeed in a Farming Enterprise,” and “Holy Cows and Hog Heaven: The Food Buyer’s Guide to Farm Friendly Food,” will be available for purchase and signing.
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