Joel’s Schedule of Events
Sept. 7 Expo Agrofuturo Medellin - COLUMBIA, South America
Sept. 12 Victoria College Lyceum, Victoria College, Victoria, TEXAS
Sept. 30-Oct. 1 The Vineyard Church, Wheeling, WEST VIRGINIA
Oct. 7 Farm Where You Live Fair, T. Ed Garrison Arena in Clemson, SC
October 13-14 – Homesteaders of America – Front Royal, VIRGINIA
Oct. 15-16 The Self Reliance Festival, Camden, TENNESSEE
Oct. 21-22 Indiana Homestead Conference - Indianapolis, INDIANA Marion County Fairgrounds
October 24-25 Stockman Grass Farmer’s Small, Smart and Special School - Joel and Grant Estrade in Jackson MS 800-748-9808
October 26-27 Stockman Grass Farmer’s Direct Marketing and Social Media School - Joel and Charlotte Smith in Jackson MS 800-748-9808
November 3-4 Rogue Food Conference - Battle Ground, WASHINGTON
Dec. 15-16 The Liberty Food Festival - Bellows Falls, VERMONT
North Walpole, NEW HAMPSHIRE
February 7 Soil Health in the West Conference, St. George, UTAH
March 23 Okie Homesteading - Expo Pryor, OKLAHOMA, Mayer County Fairgrounds
March 15-16 Take This Farm and Love it, The Stockman Grass Farmer Business School with Steve Kenyon
Edmonton, ALBERTA, Sponsored by GRO
May 18 or 19 Exit and Build Conference with John Bush, Bastrop, TEXAS
June 1 Naturally Inspired Health Summit, Loveland, COLORADO
June 7-8 The Homestead Festival, Columbia, TENNESSEE
July 20 2024 Freedom Farms, Greene, NEW YORK www.wearefreedomfarms.com
June 28-29 Modern Homesteading Conference - Coeur d’Alene, IDAHO
Sept. 6-7 Ozarks Homesteading Expo, Springfield, MISSOURI
Oct. 11-12 2024 Homesteaders of America, Front Royal, VIRGINIA
Joel’s Consulting Services
Engaging Joel for a day of consulting (multi-day discounts) is an investment in his experience and unorthodox creativity. To help pay for it, some folks offer a tag-along option for folks or an evening public event. Most folks just want the individual attention for a day or more. No one can be good at everything; here are Joel’s areas of expertise:
- Landscape design: access, infrastructure, fences, edges, riparian buffers.
- Water systems: access, distribution, capturing, utilization.
- Corrals and livestock handling infrastructure: design, placement, infrastructure.
- Brainstorming possibilities and opportunities: enterprises, margins, profit potential.
- Fertility enhancement: techniques, resources, carbon development, composting.
- Identifying weak links: breakthroughs and break withs; catalysis and inhibitors
- Team building: family relationships, collaboration agreements, non-employee labor.
- Succession planning: articulating expectations, agreeing on vision, roadmap to the future.
- Marketing: what, where, when, how, and to whom.
- Financials: margins, enterprise comparisons, time and motion, project value.
- Multi-species on pasture: symbiosis, infrastructure, logistics, protocols.
- Forestry: income potential, lumber, culling, management.
Ongoing benefits: All clients receive direct access to Joel for ongoing dialogue, within reason, in perpetuity, gratis.
Terms: Honorarium plus travel expenses.
Joel’s Speaking Protocol
To secure Joel as a speaker, regardless of venue (non-profit, community group, sustainable agriculture, urban food activism, corporation, college, association) please contact Ellis Trevor (email) or Mackenzie Coke (email), Chartwell Speakers Bureau, 972-385-1021.
Appeals may be made by contacting Polyface directly through email or by phone (540-885-3590). The honorarium is the same whether it is a 30-minute presentation or an all-day seminar. Expenses include travel, meals, lodging, and parking fees.
We reserve the right to negotiate concessions to these terms per our discretion.
Normally the hosting organization sells our books on consignment with a commission.
For all media inquiries contact Wendy Gray at 540-885-3590
Daniel’s Schedule of Events
July 17-18 – Polyface Intensive Discovery Seminar – Swoope, VIRGINIA – Tickets: Stockman Grass Farmer: 601-853-7755 or https://www.stockmangrassfarmer.com/Store/shop/index.php?productID=1054
July 21-22 – Polyface Intensive Discovery Seminar – Swoope, VIRGINIA – Tickets: Stockman Grass Farmer: 601-853-7755 or https://www.stockmangrassfarmer.com/Store/shop/index.php?productID=1054
August 4-5th – Polyface Intensive Discovery Seminar – Swoope, VIRGINIA – Tickets: Stockman Grass Farmer: 601-853-7755 or https://www.stockmangrassfarmer.com/Store/shop/index.php?productID=1054
October 13-14th – Homesteaders of America – Front Royal, VIRGINIA
November 4-5th - Learn Meat chicken in a weekend! https://www.hardisonmill.com/
January 18-20th - APPPA, Allan Texas https://apppa.org/Conference
March 14 - Trinity Point Church of God, 180 W. Trinity Drive Clarion, PA
May 3-5th - Mountain Readiness Expo
June 7-8th - The Homestead Festival
June 28-29th Idaho
June 30 - Iowa
Daniel’s Speaking Protocol
Daniel’s honorarium is $4,000 for a one day event, $6000 for two, plus expenses. To secure him as speaker, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-885-3590.
The honorarium is the same whether it is a 30-minute presentation or an all-day seminar.
Expenses include travel, meals, lodging, and parking fees.
We reserve the right to negotiate concessions to these terms per our discretion. Normally the hosting organization sells our books on consignment with a commission.
Daniel is multi-generational farmer. He’s grown up in the farming landscape in Swoope, VA. Farming right out of the gate has giving him a lifetime of experience, mastery and confidence that comes from a life’s work and passion. Today he leads an ever-growing team at Polyface Farm. Daniel finds the most joy in his family, teaching, team building, healing soil, farm design, a growing relationship with Jesus, working with livestock and hunting.
Managing the day-to-day flow of the farm, he works with cattle, hogs, meat birds, layers, turkeys, rabbits, sheep, and forestry, but most importantly- People. This keeps him learning something every day in a high energy, outdoor workplace. With over 30 years on hands on experience in the land healing, healthy food growing world, Daniel is practical in his approach and teaching.
Mom…Dad…I want to farm!
Farm set up/layout.
Starting a farm from scratch can be intimidating. Where do you start? With barns? Fence? Water? Where do I put all this? Enjoy this time with Daniel as he walks through the first steps of farm or homestead set up. Covering topics like: What’s first? What livestock should I get first and when? How much time is this going to take? How much is this going to cost? And much more. This talk can be for the very new or moved up to the more advanced. Leaning from Daniel’s 30+ years in the farming world and setting up over 20 farms farms from scratch will empower you get started or just move forward with confidence.
In this talk Daniel will cover questions like
How big should I make my paddocks?
How many cows can I raise on my farm/homestead?
What breeds should I get?
Best fencing and water plans.
How to improve soil and grow more grass!
This and much more to help you get started or become more efficient or confident in your cattle production.
Farm Labor – This talk(s) can cover many idea threads.
How to run a successful farm “Intern” or teaching program.
How to attract and KEEP great staff.
Looking at yourself and being ready to lead and or teach a team.
Housing, paying, feeding, etc.
Working up agreements to pay folks by performance not by the hour!
A fun and realistic look at farm labor and why it’s worth it!
Teaching mentorship is something Daniel is passionate about.
Having someone around you that is learning and growing is a wonderful way to live!
Let’s spend some time talking about how it works. Getting the most from your beef and pork – Communicating with your local butcher. Learning to speak the same language.
Yes, Daniel will come to your farm for consulting!
From a small homestead to larger farms, some even big enough to be called “ranches”- Daniel can help you get started or just look at your operations or ideas with a fresh set of eyes. But eyes with over 30 years of experience.
Please email email@example.com for pricing for more info.