Rendezvous with a Genius

Kent & Joel
I met another hero of mine this weekend! And he wore a cool wool hat!

I was given the privilege and opportunity to pick up Joel Salatin at the airport. He was speaking at the NOFA Mass Winter conference. In plain English, that would be the Northeast Organic Farming Association Massachusetts Chapter 23rd Annual Winter Conference. The date for the conference was January 16th, 2010. I had also signed up for his all-day seminar there. Joel was kind and generous with his time and energy. He has “good character.” I recorded every lecture, including Joel’s NOFA Keynote speech that day. I asked Joel if I could post his talks on our farm website and he said “You can post all of it, you can sell it, do whatever you want with it.” What kind of person is this who would be so free with his knowledge? Of course, we are not going to sell these gems. We are going to donate our server hard drive space to Spread The Word. Joel Salatin is up there in my mind with any other genius. To meet him and be a recipient of his generosity only uplifts me and inspires me to continue to Aim For The Mark, to Be a Light in the World. To meet Joel was a thrill. I missed approx. 5-10 minutes of his first lecture because my recorder’s batteries died. But there wasn’t a loss of information really because he was talking about his micro-climate on his farm in Virginia.

Here are the audio files. For you non-geeks, I highly suggest you download these files to your own machine so you have your own copies. These lectures can be easily loaded into your mp3 player of choice, or played on your computer. (Right click your mouse on each link to download each mp3 to your hard drive. On Macs ctrl-click each link to download. Or just click on the zip archive and get them all at once).

“Introducing livestock to your farm”

Lecture 1

http://www.gracenotefarm.org/Files/JoelSalatinSpeaks/JoelSalatinLecture1.mp3

Lecture 2

http://www.gracenotefarm.org/Files/JoelSalatinSpeaks/JoelSalatinLecture2.mp3

Lecture 3

http://www.gracenotefarm.org/Files/JoelSalatinSpeaks/JoelSalatinLecture3.mp3

“Food From Farms For Families”

http://www.gracenotefarm.org/Files/JoelSalatinSpeaks/JoelSalatinNOFAKeynote.mp3

OR you can grab all the MP3 files here in a Zipped archive in one shot! <251 MB>

Unzip and behold! A folder with the above mp3 files will be inside. Just know where your browser stored it on your hard drive.

If you don’t know where it was stored, search on your machine for the name:¬†Joel Salatin NOFA Winter 2010 MP3.zip

Joel Salatin NOFA Winter 2010 MP3.zip

These audio files have been captured, edited and digitally enhanced by Kent Byron at Grace Note Farm. My audio and video expertise is for hire or barter. We need a world where important information is not lost and can be repeated. Contact me if interested in capturing your own precious knowledge.

Check out Joel Salatin’s books. Great stuff! This guy knows how to turn a profit on a farm and do it with grace!

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