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The SGF Gathering at Polyface, August 25 -26, 2022

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Got Questions?

Our grass farming mentors and extended practioner family have some answers!
August 25 - 26, 2022
Swoope, Virginia

The SGF Gathering at Polyface (GAP) will give you VIP access to hobnob and fellowship with some of the best practitioners in the grass farming movement today.  Escape the isolation to build new relationships with like minded producers.  Two full days to soak up information on topics from soils to grazing, finance and marketing.  Visit with a select group of vendors.  Each day enjoy home cooked lunch from the fields of Polyface Farm.

The SGF family of key presenters who will be present both days includes:
  • Abram Bowerman - Sheep: Corner the Profit.  Forge availability and labor are the biggest challenges limiting full-time shepherds.  Abram shares how he overcame these obstacles to become a self-financed grazier by the age of 25.  He grazes multi-species with sheep as the centerpiece.
  • Steve Kenyon - Starting from Scratch.  Starting a farm from nothing is one thing but keepig it cash flowing year after year is quite another.  Steve will explain how figuring margins, opportunity costs and monthly income kept him solvent as he grew from zero to 1400 head of cattle on 3500 acres of leased land.
  • Daniel Salatin - Ways to Move Livestock without Losing Your Marriage.  Everyoe who has worked with livestock (pigs for sure) has a loading story.  Daniel will look at real farm scenarios for moving, transporting, handling and caring for all stock.
  • Urban Customers:  Christine Lewis, Cheryl Hilton, Patti Cheatharm - Walking in Your Customer's Shoes.  Three loyal urban pastured meat customers will tell their stories staring with why they buy, what they buy and how they face the logistical hurdles of buying.  Farmers think differently, have different daily schedules and lives than urban cutomers.  This session will change your marketing message and the way you view your potential customers.
  • Allen Williams - Growing Your Genetics from the Ground Up.  Did you know that the best genetics start with the soil and not in the womb?  For outstanding genetics and eplgenetics, the health of our soil plays a significant role.
  • Will Winter - Ears Up for Herd Health.  SGF's favorite maverick vetterinarian brings his wealth of experience to explain herd health from signs like "ears up" to non pharmacautical solutions, minerals and nutritional essentials.  Will makes wellness a fun topic and achievable goal.
  • Joel Salatin - Designing Your Landscape.  Not only has Joel and his team designed the highly efficient Polyface home farm, but they have also developed nearly 20 other nearby properties in the overall business portfolio.  This fast paced and highly practical session will help you see what the Polyface team sees when they first enter a property and how they create a functional and efficient multi-species unit on that land.

Don't miss this great opportunity to meet multiple respected leaders of the grassfed movement all in one place, get your questions answered, and make lifelong friends.   

The cost of The SGF Gathering at Polyface is $600 a person or $500 a person for 2 persons or more.  A fee of $50 per person will apply for cancellation(s).

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