Joel's speaking and writing reflect dirt-under-the-fingernails experience punctuated with mischievous humor. He passionately defends small farms, local food systems, and the right to opt out of the conventional food paradigm.
Joel has authored seven books, four of them how-to types:
PASTURED POULTRY PROFITS: Net $25,000 in 6 months on 20 Acres
SALAD BAR BEEF
YOU CAN FARM: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Start and Succeed in a Farming Enterprise.
FAMILY FRIENDLY FARMING: A Multi-Generational Home-Based Business Testament.
HOLY COWS AND HOG HEAVEN: The Food Buyer’s Guide to Farm Friendly Food, is an attempt to bring producers and patrons together in mutual understanding and appreciation.
EVERYTHING I WANT TO DO IS ILLEGAL: War stories from the local food front.