Thursday, July 21, 2011

Joel Salatin is Coming to Brandon!

The Manitoba Conservation Districts Association (MCDA) is hosting their annual conference December 12 to 14,  2011 in Brandon.  The conference, called 'Inspiring Change,'  has lots of great stuff, of interest to farmers, ranchers, conservationists, environmentalists and regular people, too!  The big item for me is that Joel Salatin will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday.  Joel Salatin is an awesome fellow who has been on the forefront of the fight to support the small farmer, for stepping away from factory farming, for getting back to raising chemical-free local food in a sustainable, environmentally friendly manner.  Farmer Man and I aren't 'fan' types, but Joel Salatin is kind of like a rock star to us!  We've read his books, get his articles in different magazines we subscribe to, follow his Tweets!

Further information will be available shortly on the MCDA website here (still under construction).  I have a PDF of the poster and registration which I could not figure out how to get into this blog but I'd happily email it to anybody.  Just leave a comment with your email address or email us at!    


  1. I would love to hear Joel Salatin speak. I've only ever read about him in the "Omnivore's Dilemma", by Michael Pollan. I wonder if he'll make a stop in Winnipeg?

  2. Hi, Adele; He was in Winnipeg last winter! He currently has no plans for Winnipeg; here's his speaking schedule here:
    He's in Fargo, ND on Dec. 3, Columbus, OH just after and then Brandon - Maybe something could be organized in Winnipeg! He's an amusing speaker! Joel Salatin has some great books out - you should read some of them!