In this book Joel Salatin speaks about his worry that most of our farmers today are well into there golden years and his concern that their farms will not be passed on to the next generation of farmers. Joel tells the story of his families journey through the process of ensuring that young people will be able to take up the torch of farming. He lays out a step by step process of why this is important, how to mentor young folks, the nuts and bolts of selecting, paying and housing young people on your farm and he gives advise to young people who may be interested in becoming a farmer but may not know where to start.
I found this book to be very interesting. Joel has given us a step by step instruction manual for, and let us peek inside the inner workings of, PolyFace Farms.
If you are an older farmer who wonders what is going to happen to all of the blood sweat and tears that you have put into your place when you can no longer keep up with it, this is a must read for you.
If you are a young person who dreams of working on a farm and learning from someone who is looking for you to carry on, this book will help you make it happen.
And with you too! It is so nice to be able to talk in person with other permies! I don't feel so alone now. Your brother and his wife are wonderful. I almost wish I had looked at property where they are. But, I'm coming up with lots of neat plans where I'm at.