- Paperback: 300 pages
- Publisher: Polyface (August 15, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0963810987
- ISBN-13: 978-0963810984
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,339 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Your Successful Farm Business: Production, Profit, Pleasure
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About the Author
Joel Salatin and his family own and operate Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The farm produces pastured beef, pork, chicken, eggs, turkeys, rabbits, lamb and ducks, servicing roughly 6,000 families and 50 restaurants in the farm’s bioregion. He has written 11 books to date and lectures around the world on land healing, local food systems.
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Your Successful Farm Business tried to build upon Salatin’s many earlier works without repeating them, and in this regard, it doesn’t really achieve that goal. It does, in fact, recapitulate principles and theorums Salatin has well explained in his other books and in his countless YouTube videos too, and only marginally adds to the body of sustainable, regenerative and profitable farming concepts he advocates, in my opinion. In this, it could have been better, but since it’s a Joel Salatin book, it is still worth reading for the more occasional, but still valuable, nuggets and insights he does manage to bring to the sustainable farming table.
However, there is another problem I encountered when reading Your Successful Farm Business that I could not overlook, and that is the atrocious attention to detail in copy editing the book received, or didn’t receive. It is rife with egregious grammar, syntax and style errors that one would more appropriately expect to find marked in red on a high school sophomore’s English paper rather than a professionally written and edited book for the adult world. And these are not the rare typo or misprint, either—such simplistic errors as not knowing the difference between then and than, or affect and effect, constant errors of verb tense, inappropriate and awkward phraseology (speaking of something as more big, rather than bigger), and other fundamental and basic errors present themselves constantly throughout the book, from the very first chapter to the last. Sometimes, the sentences are so awkwardly constructed as to simply be mystifying, leaving the reader with no idea at all what it was that Salatin was trying to say. Salatin has always self-published his books to capture to full retail dollar, and along with this always came a certain unprofessionalism that could be easily overlooked because the content Salatin delivered was so profound and insightful. But this time, the mistakes were so numerous and problematic as to significantly take away from the content. I do not attribute this to Salatin himself, since his facility with words and the English language is well documented. As the former Editor-in-Chief of two large national magazines, I lay this at the foot of the copy editor he hired for the book, Jennifer Dehoff.
Buy Your Successful Farm Business—it’s a Joel Salatin book, after all. But if you haven’t read You Can Farm, buy that instead. It is so much better.