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Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm (Video Library)

“I’m all about trying to reinvigorate this notion of the Jeffersonian, intellectual agrarian.”
~ Joel Salatin

This post is a video compilation of Joel Salatin’s holistic methods of farming at his Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. It contains over forty five hours of video covering interviews, farm tours, as well as talks and presentations he has given to a wide variety of audiences. I have tried to categorize them under general headings where no specific title is available. It begins with the Introductory Videos section which gives a series of overviews of his farm operation and philosophy. For those who want to skip the introduction and go directly to the details, the 2010 Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense FundRAISER section is the most comprehensive. Most of the various indoor talks he has given have been grouped in the section, Presentations given by Joel Salatin. I have tried to prioritize them based on video quality and content. If there is any specific information that you would like to find in this series of videos, just leave a comment and I’ll try to point you to the right video(s) covering your topic of interest.

Happy watching~
Stillwater

Table of Contents - Main Sections, Farm Tours, & Presentations
(Click "Back" button on browser to return to Table)

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Overview
“Joel F. Salatin (born 1957) is an American farmer, lecturer, and author whose books include You Can Farm and Salad Bar Beef.

Salatin raises livestock using holistic methods of animal husbandry, free of potentially harmful chemicals, on his Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley. Meat from the farm is sold by direct-marketing to consumers and restaurants ...

Salatin, a self-described "Christian-libertarian-environmentalist-capitalist farmer" produces high-quality "beyond organic" meats, which are raised using environmentally responsible, ecologically beneficial, sustainable agriculture ...

Salatin's 550-acre farm is featured prominently in Michael Pollan's book The Omnivore's Dilemma (2006) and the documentary films, Food, Inc, and Fresh. His unconventional farming practices have drawn attention from the alternative agriculture community especially those interested in sustainable livestock management ...

Salatin’s philosophy of farming emphasizes healthy grass on which animals can thrive in a symbiotic cycle of chemical-free feeding. Cows are moved from one pasture to another rather than being centrally corn fed. Then chickens in portable coops are moved in behind them, where they dig through the cow dung to eat protein-rich fly larvae while further fertilizing the field with their droppings.”
Wikipedia

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Introductory Videos
USA Today report on Polyface farm

Polyface Farms clip from Food Inc.

Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms discusses grass-fed cattle - “Joel Salatin, owner of Polyface Farms, believes in raising animals in a way that mimics the processes of nature: Cows graze one area of grass, and a few days later, chickens graze the same area and eat the fly larvae out of the manure. The manure from both fertilizes the grass. Joel Salatin discusses a little of this process, here.”
He ends by saying, “I’m all about trying to reinvigorate this notion of the Jeffersonian intellectual agrarian.”

The Polyface Farm DVD Trailer - “A comprehensive look at Polyface Farm through the course of one full year of farming, this DVD features one of the world's finest working examples of an environmentally friendly family farm. Join entrepreneur and passionate farmer Joel Salatin as he explains balance and interconnectedness of the landscape, community, plants and animals. Hard hitting and practical, Salatin's explanations will revolutionize your thinking about food and farming in a proactive, can-do style. Both "how" and "why" unite in this information-rich DVD that will impact your life as powerfully as any performance.”

TEDx MidAtlantic - “Joel Salatin is an American farmer, lecturer, and author whose books include You Can Farm and Salad Bar Beef. Salatin raises livestock using holistic methods of animal husbandry, free of potentially harmful chemicals, on his Polyface Farm in Swoope, Virginia. Salatins 550-acre farm is featured prominently in Michael Pollans book, The Omnivores Dilemma and the documentary film, Food, Inc.” (11/5/09)

Joel Salatin excerpt from “Fresh” documentary
FRESH The Movie (2009) - Full Movie

Sissy Farmer (Joel Salatin on Forgiveness) - Building forgiveness into the landscape to make it more resilient.

AFPTV report on Joel Salatin

Keeping Food Local At Polyface Farm - The Virginian-Pilot, produced by Norm Shafer

Story on Joel Salatin by Britt Carlson - “See Joel Salatin visit Chaffin Orchard's 2,000 acre farm in northern Califrornia. Chaffin Orchards is very similar to Polyface with an added layer of stonefruit, citrus, and olive orchards being managed by cattle, sheep, goats, and chickens.” (01/17/2011)

Lew Rockwell interviews Joel Salatin - "Joel Salatin talks to Lew about Big Agra authoritarianism, and how to emancipate yourself." (The Lew Rockwell Show, Podcast #272)(04/24/2012)

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Meet The Farmer TV presents Polyface Farm
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

“Agricultural truth, is when the model is just as applicable and current in a high tech industrial country as it is in a developing country.”
~ Joel Salatin

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2010 FARM-TO-CONSUMER LEGAL DEFENSE FUNDRAISER - Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm Tour

Salad Bar Beef
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7

Pigaerator Pork
Part 1 - "This is where Michael Pollan had his epiphany for "Omnivore's Dilemma."
Part 2 - "Pigs do that work and it allows the pig not to be just pork chops and bacon, they now become co-conspirators and co-laborers, fellow workers, in this great land healing ministry. And so, the other thing it does, is fully honors and respects the "pigness of the pig"
Part 3
Part 4
Why Pastured Bacon is $9 lb

Pastured Poultry
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Food Safety - Chicken + Eggs - “The supermarket chicken averaged 3,600 CFU( Colony Forming Units) and Polyface averaged 133 CFU.”

Increasing Production Per Acre - "If food prices kept up with land prices, you'd be paying $20 for a hamburger today ... In order to keep up with that we have to farm smarter we have to stack synergistic holonic enterprises that complement each other and get out of this notion that we can do that with a single species ... We've got to stack these complementary enterprises so that we do ratchet up this income per acre.”

Vaccination & Artificial Insemination

Supporting Multi Generations on the Farm

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2012 FARM-TO-CONSUMER LEGAL DEFENSE FUNDRAISER - Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm Tour

Part 1 - Pigaerator Pork
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7 - Salad Bar Beef
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11 - Pastured Poultry @ 2:01
Part 12
Part 13
Part 14

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Dr. Mercola visits Polyface Farm - (6/18/2012)
Mercola article summarizing interview
Part 1 - “Dr. Mercola Interviews Joel Salatin”
Part 2 - “Chickens at Polyface Farm”
Part 3 - “Polyface Hen House and Rabbits“
Part 4 - “Polyface Turkeys and Beef”
Part 5 - “Polyface Water and Manure”
Part 6 - “Pigs at Polyface Farm”

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PolyFace Farm DVD - Incomplete
"A comprehensive look at Polyface Farm through the course of one full year of farming, this DVD features one of the world's finest working examples of an environmentally friendly family farm. Join entrepreneur and passionate farmer Joel Salatin as he explains balance and interconnectedness of the landscape, community, plants and animals. Hard hitting and practical, Salatin's explanations will revolutionize your thinking about food and farming in a proactive, can-do style. Both "how" and "why" unite in this information-rich DVD that will impact your life as powerfully as any performance."

The Polyface Farm DVD Trailer

The video below covers only a few sections of the DVD.
0:45 – Salad Bar Pasture
12:07 – The Eggmobile
27:13 – Pasturing Chicks
28:47 – Brooding Chicks
31:35 – An interview with Joel Salatin
Video

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PolyFace Cattle
Part 1
Part 2

What happens when you are surrounded by over 400 happy Polyface cows?

PolyFace Pigs
Part 1, Part 2

PolyFace Broilers
Part 1, Part 2

PolyFace Egglayers

PolyFace Silviculture

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Processing Poultry - *Contains graphic footage*
Polyface Processing Overview
Polyface poultry kill cones w/ Grady
Polyface poultry evisceration w/ Joel Salatin
Polyface poultry parting w/ Daniel Salatin

Featherman Tutorial: Eviscerating with Joel Salatin
Featherman Tutorial: Cutting up a chicken with Daniel Salatin
Turkey model Featherman plucker

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Class Tour of Polyface Farm
“Joel Salatin, owner of Polyface Farm gives our class a tour of the farm, explaining his methodology and reasoning along the way. He also explains why the methods used on his farm are more sustainable, safe and productive than methods used by modern agribusiness in today's food production.”
Part 1 - Chicken Coop/Hoop House (Winter)
Part 2 - Questions on Pig Pen and Chicken Coop
Part 3 - Multispeciation and Carbonaceous Diapers
Part 4 - Can this Feed the World?
Part 5 (1/2) - The Importance of Grass
Part 5 (2/2) - The Importance of Grass

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April 2012 Farm Tour
“A peek into Polyface Farm in April 2012. A modern and sustainable way to farm with lower input farming practices.”
Part 1
Part 2 - “This segment is about housing cattle through winter and using the hogs to aerate the carbon and manure in the early spring.”
Part 3 - “Joel speaks about the pigaerators in the acorn glens and the pigness of the pig.”
Part 4 - “The Egg Mobiles”

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Murray McMurray Hatchery visits Joel Salatin at Polyface Farms - (12/04/2013)
"Murray McMurray Hatchery visits Joel Salatin and Polyface Farms for a tour of how they raise chickens."
0:22 - Deep Bedding
3:17 - Breeding for Survival Genetics
5:17 - The Brooder
6:47 - Portable Brooder
9:05 - Heat
10:50 - Egg Mobile (for pasture sanitation)(eggs are a byproduct of pasture sanitation)
14:13 - Pasture Coops (the whole goal is egg production)
19:30 - Mobile Farming
27:46 - Final Thoughts
Video

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May 2012 Lunatic Farm Tour - (5/10/2012)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

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VARIOUS FARM TOURS
August 2011 Farm Tour
Part 1 - Running permanent grid of electrical fence along topographical breakpoints
Part 2 - Pastured poultry
Part 3 - Pigaerators

Watson Farms goes to Polyface - (08/16/11)
Part 1
Part 2

Joel Salatin talks with Nick Ritar at Milkwood Farm
Milkwood: Joel Salatin on debt free farming
Milkwood: Choosing Farmland? Joel Salatin and Nick Ritar
Milkwood: Let function drive your farming plan: Joel Salatin

Q&A with Joel Salatin @ Polyface Farm Field Day on July 09, 2011.
If it is worth doing, it is woth doing wrong!
Joel Salatin's thoughts on Wendell Berry
USDA Policy: Life begins in the Embryo!

Wendy and Sarah from TakePart visit Joel Salatin at Polyface Farm

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Related videos
Hayseed - “Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm talks about why farmers shouldn't dress as "hayseeds". This is an excerpt of Joel's speech from the afternoon "Relationship Marketing" session from the Bring Food Home conference on March 4, 2010 in Kitchener, Ontario.”

Pasture Management and Keyline Design for Grassfed Cattle - “Join Joel Salatin on the central coast of California for a ranch visit with Janina Pawlowski and Doniga and Erik Markegard from Markegard Family Grass-Fed. Joel describes how to divide pasture land based on keylines as well as how to manage pasture with seasonal dry conditions.”

Mimic Nature

Gobbly Goo - Pastured turkeys

Uncommon Sense - Insights from Nathan Vergin, an 18 year old apprentice foreman at Polyface Farms.

Polyface farm tour: Pigs, Chickens, Turkeys, Baby Chicks, Rabbits, The Store

Cow herd pasture move

Saving The World With Grass Based Farming

The Splendor of Grass - "Joel Salatin discusses the stages of grass growing from the energy provided by the sun."

Joel Salatin Talks Fence

Let's See What This Model Can Do - "Joel and Daniel Salatin of PolyFace Farms, Swoop, VA talk about the natural organic benefits and how Fertrell is essential to their operation."

Polyface Farms: The Future of Sustainable Farming - Daniel Salatin

Polyface Salad Bar Beef - "Joel Salatin talks about how his approach to cattle farming reverses the typical carbon load of a cattle operation."
Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm: Rolling Clucks!

Joel Salitin on the Death-Rebirth phenomenon - "Joel Salitin captured on video during on of the Polyface Farm tours in 2010. He describes how in farming as in life, family and politics there has to be disturbance before there is growth."

Cows, chickens, pest cycles and feathernet system - Joel Salatin at PolyFace Field Day June 2011

CBN report on Joel Salatin

Polyfaces Winter Teasers - Day 1
Polyfaces - June Teaser -(2012)

Day at Polyface Farm.mpeg - Nice collection of pictures and video clips of different aspects of Polyface farm. Go to 1:57 to see footage of a newly built pond.

Martha Stewart interviews Joel Salatin - Interview starts @ 9:55

Joel Salatin: "How to Eat Well AND Save Our Planet" (interview with CTV Regina)

Eat like you would 100 years ago farmer says - CTV News

Joel Salatin at Full Frame - “Interview of Joel Salatin, who is featured prominently in the documentary Food Inc., directed by Robert Kenner, at the Full Frame Documentary Festival in Durham, NC, April 3, 2009.”

"FOLKS THIS AIN'T NORMAL" - Hachette Book Group videos of Joel Salatin. (Short videos in different locations)
Video 1 - Talks about book in field
Video 2 - Pigs
Video 3 - mobile chicken coop
Video 4 - Talks in truck
Video 5 - Pigs again

Pastured Poultry Pen Construction - “How to build a pastured poultry pen, pastured poultry feeder, and pastured poultry pen dolly.”
Pastured Poultry Feeder Construction - “How to build a pastured poultry feeder from a 5 gallon bucket and galvanized pan.”

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RussianRiver TV presents Joel Salatin at Tara Firma Farms in Petaluma CA
(February 2010)
Part 1
Part 2 - “The Salatin Lecture” (1 hr 8 min)
Part 3 - “The Salatin Consultation” (1 hour)
Additional footage - Part 3 on this link covers additional info during breakfast. “Joel Salatin explains the philosophy of Polyface Farm, as well as the selection process and his expectations of interns.” (53 minutes)

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Joel Salatin discussing pasture-based farming during a tour at Afton Field Farm in Oregon
Moving a mobile chicken tractor

Sprouting grains for poultry

Pasturing beef for farmers

Joel Salatin on hay bails talking about Heritage breeds

New mobile layer house

Managing forests, and pastures with pigs

Breeding, selection of cows & legal paperwork

Adding Value to Products

Vilifying the Small Farms

Joel Salatin talking at Afton field
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3 - “Joel Salatin talking about doing things perfect”

“If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing poorly first; because if you don’t do it poorly first, you never get skilled in doing it.”
~Joel Salatin

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Students of Joel Salatin’s system of farming
Farm To Fork Wyoming - Grass Fed Beef - "Fourth generation Wyoming ranchers, Bobby and Brendan Thoman return cattle to the family operation - using an elegant logic of healthier soil and a focus on both the cow and customer. Middle Fork Lander restaurant owner and chef Matt Sissman is also featured."

Afton Field Farm - "Tyler Jones went through Joel Salatin's farm internship program at Polyface farms a couple of years back. Now he has started a farm of his own, Afton Field Farm, in Corvallis, Oregon."

Raised on Grass: Pasture Fed Animals - "New to the life of farming, a middle-aged couple make a career change from a professional life in Silicon Valley to commercially raising pasture fed animals on their newly purchased farm in Oregon. First mentoring under Joel Salatin, they now raise pasture fed cows, pigs, chickens, ducks, lambs, and sheep."

Living Culture 55.2 - Abundant Life Farm - "The Jondle family trained with renowned author and rancher, Joel Salatin, at his Polyface Farm."

Living Culture 60.1 - Berkshire Pigs - "Living Culture host, Nate Rafn, and chef Steve Morton visit with Scott Jondle at Abundant Life Farm in Dallas, Oregon. Steve and Scott discuss their pig-feeding pilot program, which incorporates vegetable scraps from Steve's West Salem restaurant, Morton's Bistro NW. We also talk with Scott about raising pigs and other livestock on the farm."

Papanui Open Range Eggs - The Movie - “Papanui Open Range Eggs is located in the Upper Hunter Valley of NSW Australia. We are Joel Salatin deciples. Our chooks follow behind a large herd of cattle, mimicking the natural way birds follow large herds in the wild.”

Is Healthy Food Too Expensive? - Joal Salatin interview with UW (Underground Wellness) Radio

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Earth Eats Interviews Joel Salatin
Factory Farming, Organic Farming and Polyface Farming - “Joel Salatin defines factory farming and organic farming and then describes how his approach to farming is different. From an interview with Earth Eats Host Annie Corrigan.”

Christian, Libertarian, Environmentalist, Capitalist Farmer - “Joel Salatin describes himself as a "Christian, libertarian, environmentalist, capitalist farmer." Earth Eats Host Annie Corrigan asks him to break those labels down and define what they mean to him.”

Polyface Farm, Animals As Co-Laborers - “Joel Salatin talks about his farming practices and his view that the animals on his farm are co-laborers in his enterprise.”

Transparency And Accountability In The American Food System - “Joel Salatin talks about the lack of transparency in the modern food system and how far removed we have become from the practice of raising and harvesting animals.”

What's In Your Fridge Right Now? - “Joel Salatin, author and owner of Polyface Farm on what he's eating at home right now.”

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Joel Salatin interview w/ Cathy Sue Raymond of Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
Treating Farms Like A Business

Joel Salatin and the Winds of Change - Food Safety Legislation - “Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms weighs in on pending food safety legislation like HR 875 and Hr 2749 and the National Animal Identification System (NAIS).”

Polyface Distribution - Buying Club

Polyface Farms Provides Pork for Chipotle

Everything Moves at Polyface Farms - pastured rabbits

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PRESENTATIONS GIVEN BY JOEL SALATIN
Joel Salatin on Localization - “Join Joel Salatin in San Mateo County, California as he provides an example of how to mimic nature to provide for human needs without compromising biodiversity.”
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9

Sustainable Food Production - "Sustainable Food Production program at Minnesota State Fergus Falls hosts Joel Salatin." The slides are presented clearly on full screen while a smaller video box of Salatin is in the upper right corner.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7

Sustainable Farming with Joel Salatin - “Joel Salatin speaks on sustainable farming to a group in Chico, CA in January 2011.“
Part 1 - (Salatin speaks at 20 minute mark.)
Part 2

In-Sourcing Our Food: Scaling Production and Distribution for Local Viability - “Joel Salatin addresses farmers, researchers and students at Cornell University in 2007.“ (1 hr 2 min)
Video

Pathways To Relocalization - “If the US has a Grand Master of family farming and farm market strategy, it's likely Joel Salatin, here laying out a banquet of food for thought to a packed house in Santa Barbara and providing an inspired wrap up for the inaugural series of the Carbon Economy Courses.”
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Healing the Planet one Plate at a Time - “Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms talks about healing the planet one plate at a time. Bremerton, WA June 4, 2008"
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

Local Food to the Rescue - “Central Carolina Community College's campus in Pittsboro hosted Speaker Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms.”
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11
Part 12
Part 13
Part 14
Part 15

Joel Salatin on Food Safety - Joel Salatin gives an excellent talk to a group in Portland, Oregon about food safety. (1 hr 9 min)
Video

Answering the Food Inquisitors - “An evening with Joel Salatin, presented by Slow Food Canberra and Milkwood Permaculture.”

"In a talk in Canberra in early December 2010, Joel Salatin suggested that just as there was the Religious Inquisition 500 years ago, we're now experiencing a Food Inquisition. These videos are his replies to the Inquisitors, answering 12 often-presented Assumptions. Part 1 responds to "Oh, you can't be serious. You can't feed the world!" and "You really just want us to go back to loincloths, washboard, hog cholera and tuberculosis!"
Salatin Promo 12 Assumptions - Excerpts from the full presentation.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Joel Salatin's Canberra farewell

My Garden Footprint Presents Food Inc's Joel Salatin - "The My Garden Footprint Team present Food Inc. star Joel Salatin at the 2011 BC Association of Farmer's Markets 2011 Conference."
Part 1
Part 2

Joel Salatin presentation on Sustainability - (57 minutes)
Video

Authors@Google: Joel Salatin discusses 'Folks, This Ain't Normal' - “Farmer, author, and activist Joel Salatin discusses his new book, "Folks, This Ain't Normal," as well as sustainable farming, food policy, and solutions to America's food woes.” (1hr 7min)
Video

Joel Salatin Speaks
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7

Mother Earth News Fair - “Joel Salatin's keynote speech from the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington on Sunday, June 3, 2012.“ (53 minutes)
Video

Scrambled Brains: Understanding and defeating the industrial foodists - "What do Monsanto and Tyson believe? Learn the whys and wherefores of industrial food-think.” “This is Joel Salatin at the Mother Earth News Fair (Fall 2011)”
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Local Food to the Rescue - “Joel Salatin, organic farming advocate speaks from experience when urging us to choose local, seasonal, sustainably grown food. Joel was the first presenter in POST's 2012 Wallace Stegner Lecture series delivered at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts.” (Short clips)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

"Ballet in the Pasture" - “Joel Salatin's lecture at Albion College, September 16, 2010.”
Part 1
Part 2 - incomplete clip

Joel Salatin at the Urban Farm Store - “Joel Salatin speech from Portland, Oregon August 13 2009. Joel spoke at the Urban Farm Store.”
Part 1
Part 2

Joel Salatin at Georgia Organics
Video 1 - “A few minutes with Joel Salatin at the Georgia Organics conference in Douglas, GA on March 9, 2007.”
Video 2 - "Here he answers the question, "Is sustainable agriculture a viable way to feed cities."

Joe Salatin at Live Green Expo - 4-17-2010 (poor video quality)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

This Ain't Normal Folks! Joel Salatin live in Medford, OR - “Joel Salatin live at the Medford Armory, March 16th. This entertaining talk is wide ranging and covers such issues as food sovereignty, community development, disintegration of American culture, slow food movement, concentration of political power, etc”
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8

Beyond Organic: The Story of Polyface Farm - Presentation at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Intro by Michael Pollen.
Archived webcast

Local Food to the Rescue - Joel Salatin's presentation in Chautauqua Boulder, Colorado on 08/29/11 (53 minutes)
Audio

Time Monk Radio Interviews Presents Joel Salatin - “Time Monk Radio Network Interviews Presents: Joel Salatin on TMRN Radio” (5-18-2012) (2 hr 4 min)
Audio

Daniel Salatin at PASA's 21st Farming for the Future Conference - “Daniel Salatin (Polyface Inc) presents "Building the Team You Need & Want: Filling Labor Needs on the Farm" at the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture's 21st Annual Farming for the Future Conference in State College, PA.” (1 hr 18 min)
Audio

Joel Salatin - International Permaculture Day 2012 - “Mike Grenville of Transition Forest Row interviews Joel Salatin, "The World's Best Farmer" (Time Magazine). Joel is a third generation alternative farmer that uses permaculture and other leading methods on his Polyface Farm in Virginia, US.”
Audio

Convocation: Joel Salatin - "The title of Salatin's presentation was 'Folks, This Ain't Normal'."Carleton College 2/20/2012 (1hr 22min)
Audio

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Joel Salatin at Northland’s 3rd Annual Community Wellness Day -Joel Salatin at 3rd Annual Community Wellness Day UMD, Duluth, Minnesota” (4/28/2012)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Joel Salatin at Local Food Summit - Co-sponsored by Chaffin Family Orchards. The event was in Chico, CA. (4/16/2012)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Joel Salatin speaks at Young Farmers of WA Coalition Benefit - (2012)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Joel Salatin speaks at Bainbridge Performing Arts - “Joel Salatin speaks at the Bainbridge Performing Arts on June 2, 2012 as a benefit for Friends of the Farm.”
Wendy Tyner and Dwight Sutton provide introduction for Joel Salatin
Part 1
Part 2

Joel Salatin speaks at Heyday Farm - “Joel Salatin speaks at the Friends of the Farm benefit held at Heyday Farm, June 2, 2012.” Bainbridge Island, WA
Part 1
Part 2

PFI(Practical Farmers of Iowa) presents Joel Salatin - “Joel Salatin spoke at the farm of Tom & Mary Cory in Elkhart, Iowa on April 17, 2012. Topics include "Working With Your Kids So They Will Want to Work With You" and "Going Full-Time With Your Part-Time Farm."” (1 hr 35 min)
Video

Real Food: Joel Salatin in Tampa - “Joel Salatin from Polyface Farms, VA. took a trip to Tampa Bay, Florida to speak about healthy locally produced food.“ (April 2012) (1 hr 42 min)
Video

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Miscellaneous interviews, excerpts, and presentations
Childhood memories of his grandfather's farm - "Joel Salatin talks about the whole of life Regenerative approach to moving from a child's vision to the reality today of what is Polyface Farms. Joel is a renowned author, activist and farmer who is one of the 2010 Regenerative Agriculture Workshop Series trainers (Nov-Dec 2010)."

Folks This Ain't Normal - "Joel Salatin, owner of Polyface Farms, author of Folks This Ain't Normal (to be released October 10, 2011)..."

Lunatic Farmer - "Recently, Mr. Salatin spoke to a sell-out audience (co-sponsored by The Woodstock Land Conservancy and the Woodstock Farm Festival), where he had plenty to say. He was kind enough to make time to speak with us before taking the stage." - HandPicked Nation
Field Report: Joel Salatin Suggests - "What can one person do to make the food system be just a little better?" - HandPicked Nation

Joel Salatin: Ask An Expert - “For Hunger Awareness Week, Joel Salatin breaks down the sustainability of food for us.”

Joel Salatin interview w/ Amber Karnes
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

Virginia Farming interviews Joel Salatin on WVPT
Part 1 - Episode #811, Interview starts @ 7:28
Part 2 - Episode #815, Interview starts @ 9:04

How to Prepare for A Future Increasingly Defined By Localized Food & Energy - Chris Martenson interviews Joel Salatin. (Audio Podcast) (44 minutes)

Joel Salatin interview w/ Paul Bishop - "...part of a series of video's with Joel" in Brisbane, Australia.

Joel Salatin at TEDMED 2012 - “Organic farmer and author Joel Salatin delivers a passionate talk about treating farmland with care to ensure the most optimal food production and nutrition.”
Q&A at TEDMED 2012

3K(The Three Kitcheneers) meets Joel Salatin (Food Inc.) - “The Three Kitcheneers get an exclusive interview with Joel Salatin of Food Inc. at The Beachhouse on Anna Maria Island.”

A short news clip by Katie Ferber on Joel Salatin's Visit to the Central Coast

Joel Salatin at Wise Traditions 2010 - “A short excerpt from Joel Salatin's keynote at the Wise Traditions 2010 conference.”

Joel Salatin on the Price of Organic Food

You get what you pay for - A short clip from Joel’s lecture in MN.

Food Respect - “Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm talks about respecting the "pigness of the pig". This is an excerpt of Joel's keynote speech from the evening reception at the Bring Food Home conference on March 4, 2010 in Kitchener, Ontario.”

Joel Salatin: Our Soil and Our Health - "Joel Salatin in Union Square discussing the importance of soil ecology as it relates to our internal ecology."

Joel Salatin @ Art Centre of Plano

Joel Salatin for Time for Lunch

Joel Salatin & Dr. Preston Maring at Kaiser Permanente discuss sustainable food & farmers markets - “Prior to the talks, both Joel Salatin and Dr. Preston Maring, a long-time sustainable food advocate at Kaiser Permanente, talked with reporters about the farmers market program at Kaiser Permanente and the value of sustainable food systems in supporting the health of farmers and consumers.”

Joel Salatin visits Farm to Family Bus - “Joel Salatin from Polyface Farms visits the bus and talks to bus owner Mark Lilly during the FRESH screening for Congress reception at Poste Moderne Brasserie, Washington, DC, May 21, 2010.”

NICFA Reception @ US Congress with Ron Paul + Joel Salatin
Part 1 - Ron Paul
Part 2
Part 3 - Joel Salatin
Part 4 - na
Part 5 - na
Part 6
Part 7 - na
Part 8 - Ron Paul
Part 9

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Joel Salatin Conversation - “Joel Salatin talks the internet, models of distribution, co-ops, regulations and working together.” (4/19/2012)

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The trailer was already posted with the introductory videos, but I added it to a new section with a video I found covering part of the DVD. I'll add the other parts if I come across them.

PolyFace Farm DVD - Incomplete
"A comprehensive look at Polyface Farm through the course of one full year of farming, this DVD features one of the world's finest working examples of an environmentally friendly family farm. Join entrepreneur and passionate farmer Joel Salatin as he explains balance and interconnectedness of the landscape, community, plants and animals. Hard hitting and practical, Salatin's explanations will revolutionize your thinking about food and farming in a proactive, can-do style. Both "how" and "why" unite in this information-rich DVD that will impact your life as powerfully as any performance."

Polyface Farm DVD Trailer

The video below covers only a few sections of the DVD.
0:45 – Salad Bar Pasture
12:07 – The Eggmobile
27:13 – Pasturing Chicks
28:47 – Brooding Chicks
31:35 – An interview with Joel Salatin
Video

Added:

Murray McMurray Hatchery visits Joel Salatin at Polyface Farms - (12/04/2013)
"Murray McMurray Hatchery visits Joel Salatin and Polyface Farms for a tour of how they raise chickens."
0:22 - Deep Bedding
3:17 - Breeding for Survival Genetics
5:17 - The Brooder
6:47 - Portable Brooder
9:05 - Heat
10:50 - Egg Mobile (for pasture sanitation)(eggs are a byproduct of pasture sanitation)
14:13 - Pasture Coops (the whole goal is egg production)
19:30 - Mobile Farming
27:46 - Final Thoughts
Video

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Under "Students of Joel Salatin’s system of farming":

Farm To Fork Wyoming - Grass Fed Beef - "Fourth generation Wyoming ranchers, Bobby and Brendan Thoman return cattle to the family operation - using an elegant logic of healthier soil and a focus on both the cow and customer. Middle Fork Lander restaurant owner and chef Matt Sissman is also featured."

I don't often bookmark

but ... this one is in

Patriot News
http://redpillpost.com
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Stand up For your Civil Rights
http://SueBadCops.com

this is fucking awesome!!!

Amazing post! Thanks!

Séamusín

StillWater...buddy....you need to get paid, Sir.

I haven't even gotten through your Alternative Therapies post. Fuck man, my wife is not going to see me for another week, reading all of this stuff.

Again, this is some good stuff all compiled into one thread. Can I get your email or can I give you mine? I'll send a private message to ya.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

lol

Yea, I can go a little overboard sometimes with the library posts. If you look at the "Related posts" section at the end of this post, you can see links to most of the other video libraries. :)

I'm kind of private when it comes to my personal life, mostly because I don't want content coming to me over email about politics or conspiracy related topics. I'll keep you in mind if things change and I decide to start communicating more.

Thanks a lot for these

Thanks a lot for these resources, stillwater.
Are there any resources on what someone who rents an house can do?

Living in the suburbs in a rented condo and no access to farm or forest land makes it difficult to do anything sustainable and very expensive to buy grass-fed/wild-caught meat and organic veggies :(

My generation has been brainwashed so much that getting dirty (in a garden) is considered fringe, but buying imported tropical fruits from half-way around the world is considered normal.

Your welcome ~ *Edit*

You can do a search on urban gardening or urban permaculture in the post below. It has been a while since I've updated the gardening post so you may find info on youtube that is more recent with those search terms.

Global Gardener (Video Library)
http://www.dailypaul.com/72517/global-gardener-video-library

You can also look at the the section titled "Enzymes, Wheatgrass, & Sprouting" in my Alternative Cancer Therapy post in the tag at the bottom of the comment. This section shows you things you can grow indoors.

You may also want to look into making lacto fermented foods or fermented beverages such as kombucha or kefir. You can think of this as farming cultures of healthy bacteria. :) Caroline Barringer has a dvd on how to make the lactofermented vegetables. It is based on Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBrides work on their benefits. Here is a youtube of Dr. Mercola's interview with Caroline. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy87TnyNCPk)

http://www.dailypaul.com/146321/kombucha-tea-video-library
http://www.dailypaul.com/158867/raw-milk-kefir-video-library
http://www.dailypaul.com/218399/japanese-natto-vitamin-k2-re...

Thanks again :)

Thanks again :)

Added:

2012 FARM-TO-CONSUMER LEGAL DEFENSE FUNDRAISER - Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm Tour

Part 1 - Pigaerator Pork
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7 - Salad Bar Beef
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11 - Pastured Poultry @ 2:01
Part 12
Part 13
Part 14

Added: Lew Rockwell interviews Joel Salatin

Lew Rockwell interviews Joel Salatin - "Joel Salatin talks to Lew about Big Agra authoritarianism, and how to emancipate yourself." (The Lew Rockwell Show, Podcast #272)(04/24/2012)

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Joel Salatin Conversation - “Joel Salatin talks the internet, models of distribution, co-ops, regulations and working together.” (4/19/2012)

PFI(Practical Farmers of Iowa) presents Joel Salatin - “Joel Salatin spoke at the farm of Tom & Mary Cory in Elkhart, Iowa on April 17, 2012. Topics include "Working With Your Kids So They Will Want to Work With You" and "Going Full-Time With Your Part-Time Farm."” (1 hr 35 min)
Video

Real Food: Joel Salatin in Tampa - “Joel Salatin from Polyface Farms, VA. took a trip to Tampa Bay, Florida to speak about healthy locally produced food.“ (April 2012) (1 hr 42 min)
Video

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Joel Salatin speaks at Young Farmers of WA Coalition Benefit - (2012)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Joel Salatin speaks at Bainbridge Performing Arts - “Joel Salatin speaks at the Bainbridge Performing Arts on June 2, 2012 as a benefit for Friends of the Farm.”
Wendy Tyner and Dwight Sutton provide introduction for Joel Salatin
Part 1
Part 2

Joel Salatin Speaks at Heyday Farm - “Joel Salatin speaks at the Friends of the Farm benefit held at Heyday Farm, June 2, 2012.” Bainbridge Island, WA
Part 1
Part 2

Added:

Polyfaces - June Teaser - This is a follow-up video to the "Winter Teasers" video posted earlier this year. (2012)

Joel Salatin at Northland’s 3rd Annual Community Wellness Day -Joel Salatin at 3rd Annual Community Wellness Day UMD, Duluth, Minnesota” (4/28/2012)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Joel Salatin at Local Food Summit - Co-sponsored by Chaffin Family Orchards. The event was in Chico, CA. (4/16/2012)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Added:

Joel Salatin: Ask An Expert - “For Hunger Awareness Week, Joel Salatin breaks down the sustainability of food for us.”

Polyface Farms: The Future of Sustainable Farming - Daniel Salatin

Day at Polyface Farm.mpeg - Nice collection of pictures and video clips of different aspects of Polyface farm. Go to 1:57 to see footage of a newly built pond.

3K(The Three Kitcheneers) meets Joel Salatin (Food Inc.) - “The Three Kitcheneers get an exclusive interview with Joel Salatin of Food Inc. at The Beachhouse on Anna Maria Island.”

Added: *Edit*

RussianRiver TV presents Joel Salatin at TaraFirma Farms in Petaluma CA
(February 2010)
Part 1
Part 2 - “The Salatin Lecture” (1 hr 8 min)
Part 3 - “The Salatin Consultation” (1 hour)
Additional footage - Part 3 on this link covers additional info during breakfast. “Joel Salatin explains the philosophy of Polyface Farm, as well as the selection process and his expectations of interns.” (53 minutes)

May 2012 Lunatic Farm Tour - (5/10/12)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

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Mother Earth News Fair - “Joel Salatin's keynote speech from the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup, Washington on Sunday, June 3, 2012.“ (53 minutes)
Video

Time Monk Radio Interviews Presents Joel Salatin - “Time Monk Radio Network Interviews Presents: Joel Salatin on TMRN Radio” (5-18-2012) (2 hr 4 min)
Audio

Joel Salatin - International Permaculture Day 2012 - “Mike Grenville of Transition Forest Row interviews Joel Salatin, "The World's Best Farmer" (Time Magazine). Joel is a third generation alternative farmer that uses permaculture and other leading methods on his Polyface Farm in Virginia, US.”
Audio

Added: Dr. Mercola visits Polyface Farm *Edit*

Editorial note: Parts 1 & 3 through 6 are new. The original comment only had part 2(Chickens), before the other videos were available.

Dr. Mercola visits Polyface Farm - (6/18/2012)
Mercola article summarizing interview
Part 1 - “Dr. Mercola Interviews Joel Salatin”
Part 2 - “Chickens at Polyface Farm”
Part 3 - “Polyface Hen House and Rabbits“
Part 4 - “Polyface Turkeys and Beef”
Part 5 - “Polyface Water and Manure”
Part 6 - “Pigs at Polyface Farm”

***The text below is from the original comment before the other videos became available.***
This is a recent posting on youtube so hopefully there will be more videos to follow of other parts of the farm. Dr. Mercola does a superb job of asking questions and drawing out details on raising pastured poultry. Some info has not been mentioned in other videos.

As mentioned in my last comment, I still have many other videos to post. I just haven't got around to prioritizing them so I know where they should be placed in the post.

Thanks for the update stillwater!

great edit! what an interview!

New Joel Salatin additions to come....

Over the next few days I'll be adding more videos of farm tours, presentations, and interviews. They will be added to the OP once I figure out how to organize them. Here are a few to start.

Joel Salatin at TEDMED 2012 - “Organic farmer and author Joel Salatin delivers a passionate talk about treating farmland with care to ensure the most optimal food production and nutrition.”
Joel Salatin - Q&A at TEDMED 2012

April 2012 Farm Tour- “A peek into Polyface Farm in April 2012. A modern and sustainable way to farm with lower input farming practices.”
Part 1
Part 2 - “This segment is about housing cattle through winter and using the hogs to aerate the carbon and manure in the early spring.”
Part 3 - “Joel speaks about the pigaerators in the acorn glens and the pigness of the pig.”
Part 4 - “The Egg Mobiles”

Sooo Sweeet! TY, TY!

bookmark age, you rock!

wow... uh... book...marked...

Looks like i have some more reading to do... Daily Paul Community College strikes again.

To be added to the OP shortly:

(FYI: I've recently submitted seven video library posts to the DP Handbook. Please vote each of them up in the comments on that post's rating system if you feel they fit the purpose of the DP Handbook.)

Field Report: Joel Salatin Suggests - "What can one person do to make the food system be just a little better?"

Polyfaces Winter Teasers - Day 1

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FOLKS THIS AIN'T NORMAL - Hachette Book Group videos of Joel Salatin. (Short videos in different locations)
Video 1 - Talks about book in field
Video 2 - Pigs
Video 3 - mobile chicken coop
Video 4 - Talks in truck
Video 5 - Pigs again

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Pastured Poultry Pen Construction - “How to build a pastured poultry pen, pastured poultry feeder, and pastured poultry pen dolly.”
Pastured Poultry Feeder Construction - “How to build a pastured poultry feeder from a 5 gallon bucket and galvanized pan.”

Joel Salatin: Our Soil and Our Health - "Joel Salatin in Union Square discussing the importance of soil ecology as it relates to our internal ecology." (Partial footage of presentation)

Joel Salitin on the Death-Rebirth phenomenon - "Joel Salitin captured on video during on of the Polyface Farm tours in 2010. He describes how in farming as in life, family and politics there has to be disturbance before there is growth."

Joel Salatin at PolyFace Field Day June 2011 - Talks about cows, chickens, pest cycles and feathernet system

Polyface Salad Bar Beef - "Joel Salatin talks about how his approach to cattle farming reverses the typical carbon load of a cattle operation."
Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm: Rolling Clucks!

Beyond Organic: The Story of Polyface Farm - Presentation at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Intro by Michael Pollen. (Archived webcast)

Convocation: Joel Salatin - "The title of Salatin's presentation was 'Folks, This Ain't Normal'."Carleton College 2/20/2012 (Audio)(1hr 22min)

Eat like you would 100 years ago farmer says - CTV News

FRESH The Movie (2009) - Full Movie for those who missed it when it was temporarily available for viewing.

Just added a link in the table of contents

to the Polyface website page with a satellite view of the farm on Google Maps. This may be of interest to those who would like to look at the permaculture structures(swales, ponds, tree lines, etc.) which Salatin has built into the landscape on his farm. You can zoom in to different areas although the resolution could be better. To learn more about these permaculture structures and their uses, refer to my Global Gardener (Video Library) post in the "Related posts" section.

Google Maps

Added:

I haven't listened to either link yet, but the second link with Daniel Salatin appears to contain new information.

How to Prepare for A Future Increasingly Defined By Localized Food & Energy - Chris Martenson interviews Joel Salatin. (Audio Podcast) (44 minutes)

Daniel Salatin at PASA's 21st Farming for the Future Conference - “Daniel Salatin (Polyface Inc) presents "Building the Team You Need & Want: Filling Labor Needs on the Farm" at the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture's 21st Annual Farming for the Future Conference in State College, PA.” (Audio) (1 hr 18 min)

Added to OP: *Edit*

Five presentations...

Joel Salatin Speaks
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7

Scrambled Brains: Understanding and defeating the industrial foodists - "What do Monsanto and Tyson believe? Learn the whys and wherefores of industrial food-think.” “This is Joel Salatin at the Mother Earth News Fair (Fall 2011)”
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

Local Food to the Rescue - “Joel Salatin, organic farming advocate speaks from experience when urging us to choose local, seasonal, sustainably grown food. Joel was the first presenter in POST's 2012 Wallace Stegner Lecture series delivered at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts.” (Short clips)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

This Ain't Normal Folks! Joel Salatin live in Medford, OR - “Joel Salatin live at the Medford Armory, March 16th. This entertaining talk is wide ranging and covers such issues as food sovereignty, community development, disintegration of American culture, slow food movement, concentration of political power, etc”
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8

In-Sourcing Our Food: Scaling Production and Distribution for Local Viability - “Joel Salatin addresses farmers, researchers and students at Cornell University in 2007.“ (1 hr 2 min)

I'm currently sifting through...

a lot of other videos, but here are a couple to keep everyone busy in the meantime.

Papanui Open Range Eggs - The Movie - “Papanui Open Range Eggs is located in the Upper Hunter Valley of NSW Australia. We are Joel Salatin deciples. Our chooks follow behind a large herd of cattle, mimicking the natural way birds follow large herds in the wild.”

Authors@Google: Joel Salatin discusses 'Folks, This Ain't Normal' - “Farmer, author, and activist Joel Salatin discusses his new book, "Folks, This Ain't Normal," as well as sustainable farming, food policy, and solutions to America's food woes.” (1hr 7min)

He has a new book out

"Folks this ain't normal" Joel does a good job of politely explaining farming and reality to the urban folks. This country not only has a huge political divide, it has a huge division between city and country folks. Both think the other is an idiot. It's mind boggling to me how little people know about food production. Sure would like to see the family farm make a come back, but a small farm just can't compete with unethical, quantity based factory farms. You just have to pay more money for quality food. Just like Ron Paul slowly educating Americans about freedom, Joel Salatin is slowly changing the minds about food production. Folks it's not normal to pay $1 for a dozen eggs unless you have 10K chickens standing on each others heads in a building. If Americans would eat less glutenous amounts of quality foods they wouldn't be so fat and unhealthy, Europe has this figured out. This country needs to have a food revolution.

What The HELL Does Joel Polyface Have to do with Ron Paul?!

EVERYTHING!

I first became aware of Joel about two years ago. I was watching Bloomberg News while I was daytrading and I saw Joel in a suit and tie talking about his 2010 book, "The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer".

He referred to his previous 2007 book, "Everything I Want to do is Illegal".

Those words caught my attention. I Googled Joel and called him on the phone and we talked for almost an hour.

He is an amazing guy. Joel is the Ron Paul of farming in America!

Joel lives the philosphy of freemarkets, small government, peace and prosperity. It's not a theory or some futuristic hope for him. It's been his life.

I could go on forever about Joel just like "Stillwater" has.
This thread is a treasure and a road map for personal and economic freedom.

Thank you Stillwater.